BROOKFIELD NEWS, Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (“BPY” or “Brookfield Property Partners”) (NASDAQ: BPY; TSX: BPY.UN) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of GGP Inc. (“GGP”). In connection with the closing, Brookfield Property REIT Inc. (“BPR”) has been created as a public security that is intended to offer economic equivalence to an investment in BPY in the form of a U.S. REIT stock. BPR’s Class A stock and Series A preferred stock will commence trading today on the NASDAQ under the symbols “BPR” and “BPRAP”, respectively.
Results of the elections by holders of GGP common stock for the pre-closing dividend in connection with the transactions were announced on August 23, 2018. The payment date for the pre-closing dividend was August 27, 2018. The aggregate amount of cash that is payable to security holders in the transactions is $9,250,000,000, including $8,944,556,815 in the pre-closing dividend, $200,000,000, or $0.312 on a per share basis, as merger consideration, and the remainder to holders of GGP restricted stock and holders of securities in GGP’s operating partnership. Approximately 110 million limited partnership units of BPY were issued in the transactions (inclusive of approximately 21.3 million BPY units issued to Brookfield Asset Management at a price of $23.50 per unit), and approximately 160 million Class A shares of BPR were outstanding at the closing. In connection with the closing of the transactions, GGP’s existing common stock and Series A preferred stock were delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.
About Brookfield Property Partners L.P.
Brookfield Property Partners is one of the world’s largest commercial real estate companies, with approximately $90 billion in total assets. We are leading owners, operators and investors in commercial real estate, with a diversified portfolio of premier office and retail assets, as well as interests in multifamily, triple net lease, industrial, hospitality, self-storage, student housing and manufactured housing assets. Brookfield Property Partners is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market and Toronto stock exchange. Further information is available at bpy.brookfield.com.
Brookfield Property Partners is the flagship listed real estate company of Brookfield Asset Management, a leading global alternative asset manager with over $285 billion in assets under management.
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