CoreSite Realty Corporation (COR) (“CoreSite”), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S., today announced that it has executed two separate financing transactions resulting in additional liquidity of $275 million, which will be used to pay down all outstanding amounts on the revolving portion of its existing credit facility and for general corporate purposes.
The first transaction results in an incremental $100 million of liquidity by expanding the existing $100 million senior unsecured term loan of CoreSite’s operating partnership, CoreSite, L.P. (the “Operating Partnership”), originally scheduled to mature in 2019, to $200 million. The expanded term loan has a new five-year term maturing in April 2022, and bears interest at a variable rate. Royal Bank of Canada will serve as administrative agent and RBC Capital Markets LLC, Regions Capital Markets, TD Securities (USA) LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC served as joint lead arrangers and joint book managers.
In addition, the Operating Partnership issued and sold an aggregate principal amount of $175 million of its 3.91% Senior Notes due April 20, 2024 (the “Notes”) in a private placement to certain “accredited investors.” Interest on the Notes is payable semiannually, on the 15th day of June and December in each year, commencing on December 15, 2017. The Notes were issued pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes are senior unsecured obligations of the Operating Partnership and are jointly and severally guaranteed by CoreSite and each of the Operating Partnership’s subsidiaries that guarantees indebtedness under the Operating Partnership’s senior unsecured credit facility.
“The successful execution of the expanded term loan and private placement offering allows us to improve our overall liquidity position, extend our debt maturity profile, and maintain both financial flexibility and a balance between fixed and variable-priced instruments in our capital structure,” said Jeff Finnin, Chief Financial Officer at CoreSite. “We believe our proven record of growth, solid risk management and strong returns on capital have allowed us to continue to raise attractively priced debt capital to support our growth and development plans. We would like to thank our lending institutions for their continued support of CoreSite and our team of professionals in completing both financings.”
The Notes and the guaranties thereof have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold absent registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
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CoreSite Realty Corporation (COR) delivers secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions to a growing customer ecosystem across eight key North American markets. More than 1,000 of the world’s leading enterprises, network operators, cloud providers, and supporting service providers choose CoreSite to connect, protect and optimize their performance-sensitive data, applications and computing workloads. Our scalable, flexible solutions and 400+ dedicated employees consistently deliver unmatched data center options — all of which leads to a best-in-class customer experience and lasting relationships.
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