CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviv REIT, Inc. (AVIV) ("Aviv" or the "Company") announced today that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of 8,000,000 shares of its common stock. In connection with the offering, Aviv intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,200,000 shares of common stock.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay certain indebtedness and for general corporate purposes, including the potential acquisition of additional properties in the ordinary course of business.
Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Citigroup, RBC Capital Markets and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering, and Credit Agricole CIB and RBS will act as co-managers.
The offering is being conducted pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering of these securities is being made solely by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus can be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, Attn: Prospectus Department, BofA Merrill Lynch at 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by email at email@example.com, and Goldman, Sachs & Co. at 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 1-866-471-2526, or by facsimile at 212-902-9316.
Aviv REIT, Inc., based in Chicago, is a real estate investment trust that specializes in owning post-acute and long-term care skilled nursing facilities ("SNFs") and other healthcare properties. Aviv is one of the largest owners of SNFs in the United States and has been in the business for over 30 years. The Company currently owns 296 properties that are triple-net leased to 39 operators in 29 states.
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements about our ability to raise capital, the amount of capital we intend to raise and our intended use of that capital. These forward-looking statements are made based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future events and are subject to uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include those disclosed under "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in filings made by Aviv REIT, Inc. and Aviv Healthcare Properties Limited Partnership with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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