BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST) (the “Company”), the nation’s largest lodging real estate investment trust, today announced that Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P. ("Host L.P."), for whom the Company acts as sole general partner, has priced its offering (the "Offering") of an additional $150 million aggregate principal amount of 3.50% Senior Notes due 2030 (the "Notes"). The Notes are being issued as additional notes under an existing supplemental indenture under which Host L.P. issued $600 million aggregate principal amount of 3.50% Senior Notes due 2030 (the “Existing Notes”) on August 20, 2020. The Notes will have the same terms as, be equal in right of payment with, of the same series as, and vote as a single class with, the Existing Notes. The Offering is expected to close on September 3, 2020, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions.
The estimated net proceeds of the Offering are expected to be approximately $146 million, after deducting the underwriting discount, de minimis original issue discount and fees and expenses, and excluding accrued interest from the August 20, 2020 issue date for the existing Series I Senior Notes. Host L.P. intends to allocate an amount equal to the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes to one or more eligible green projects, including hotel developments and redevelopments, renovations in existing hotels that have received, or are expected to receive LEED certification, refurbishments and improvement projects including energy and water efficient technologies and renewable energy. Following the allocation referenced above, Host L.P. intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, which may include repurchases of debt.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, BofA Securities, Inc., Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Morgan Stanley are the joint book-running managers for the Offering.
The Offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement and accompanying prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 12, 2018 and a preliminary prospectus supplement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 31, 2020. A copy of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the Notes may be obtained, when available, by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, at 383 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10179, Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk – 3rd Floor, or by calling (212) 834-4533; BofA Securities, Inc., at 200 North College Street, NC1-004-03-43, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by calling toll free (800) 294-1322 or by email at email@example.com; and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 608 2nd Avenue South, Suite 1000, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Attn: WFS Customer Service, telephone (800) 645-3751 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state.
This press release contains information about pending transactions, and there can be no assurance that these transactions will be completed.
Note: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities regulations. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “should,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “will,” “continue” and other similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions and forecasts of future results. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. These risks include, but are not limited to: the duration and scope of the COVID-19 pandemic and its short and longer-term impact on the demand for travel, transient and group business, and levels of consumer confidence; actions governments, businesses and individuals take in response to the pandemic, including limiting or banning travel; the impact of the pandemic and actions taken in response to the pandemic on global and regional economies, travel, and economic activity, including the duration and magnitude of its impact on unemployment rates, business investment and consumer discretionary spending; the pace of recovery when the COVID-19 pandemic subsides; general economic uncertainty in U.S. markets where we own hotels and a worsening of economic conditions or low levels of economic growth in these markets; the effects of steps we and our hotel managers take to reduce operating costs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; our ability to close this Offering and apply the proceeds as currently intended; our ability to use or allocate the net proceeds from this Offering to eligible green projects that will satisfy, or continue to satisfy, investor criteria and expectations regarding environmental impact and sustainability performance; other changes (apart from the COVID-19 pandemic) in national and local economic and business conditions and other factors such as natural disasters and weather that will affect occupancy rates at our hotels and the demand for hotel products and services; the impact of geopolitical developments outside the U.S. on lodging demand; volatility in global financial and credit markets; operating risks associated with the hotel business; risks and limitations in our operating flexibility associated with the level of our indebtedness and our ability to meet covenants in our debt agreements; risks associated with our relationships with property managers and joint venture partners; our ability to maintain our properties in a first-class manner, including meeting capital expenditure requirements; the effects of hotel renovations on our hotel occupancy and financial results; our ability to compete effectively in areas such as access, location, quality of accommodations and room rate structures; risks associated with our ability to complete acquisitions and dispositions and develop new properties and the risks that acquisitions and new developments may not perform in accordance with our expectations; our ability to continue to satisfy complex rules in order for us to remain a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes; risks associated with our ability to effectuate our dividend policy, including factors such as operating results and the economic outlook influencing our board’s decision whether to pay further dividends at levels previously disclosed or to use available cash to make special dividends; and other risks and uncertainties associated with our business described in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that the expectations will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. All information in this release is as of the date of this release and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations.