New Capital Strengthens Balance Sheet
and Extended Maturity Schedule Increases Financial Flexibility
All Properties Are Open, Serving Consumers, and Ready for the Holiday Season
PHILADELPHIA, December 11 – PREIT (NYSE: PEI), a leading operator of diverse retail and experiential destinations, today announced it has successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 following an expedited process.
Consistent with previous announcements, PREIT now has access to up to $130 million of new capital to support its operations and continue advancing its strategic priorities. In addition to recapitalizing its business, PREIT’s debt maturity schedule has been extended, providing the Company with enhanced financial flexibility.
Throughout the restructuring process, PREIT has continued operations as usual and met all obligations to tenants, suppliers and the communities in which it operates. In addition, suppliers and other trade creditors and business partners were unimpaired, and all suppliers and employees have been, and will continue to be, paid in full. The Company’s common stock will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the same ticker symbol PEI. Moving forward, PREIT will continue to offer distinctive retail and experiential destinations as it moves to transform its portfolio of bullseye locations in high barrier-to-entry markets into multi-use sustainable districts incorporating an array of new uses, while prioritizing the health and safety of its employees, partners, customers and communities.
“We have significantly strengthened the Company thanks to the overwhelming support of our financial stakeholders, as well as our employees, customers, communities and business partners,” said Joseph F. Coradino, CEO of PREIT. “Having quickly and efficiently completed our financial restructuring, PREIT is now a more resilient company with additional resources and financial flexibility to continue delivering terrific experiences for consumers and outstanding service for our retail partners. PREIT has a history of being a first-mover in adapting to new trends in retail and will continue to stay ahead of the emerging concepts and uses across our portfolio.”
Coradino continued, “On behalf of all of us at PREIT, I thank our tenants, suppliers, and other business partners for their support throughout this process. I am also deeply grateful to our dedicated employees for their hard work and unwavering commitment to working safely, delivering great experiences and executing our winning strategy.”
DLA Piper LLP (US) LLP, Faegre, Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are serving as legal counsel and PJT Partners LP is serving as financial advisor to PREIT.
PREIT (NYSE:PEI) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and manages innovative properties at the forefront of shaping consumer experiences through the built environment. PREIT’s robust portfolio of carefully curated retail and lifestyle offerings mixed with destination dining and entertainment experiences are located primarily in densely-populated, high barrier-to-entry markets with tremendous opportunity to create vibrant multi-use destinations. Additional information is available at www.preit.com or on Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.