BB&T Capital Markets Serves as Bookrunning Lead Manager for Highwoods Realty's $300,000,000 Senior Notes Offering
On May 19, 2014, BB&T Capital Markets served as a bookrunning lead manager for a $300 million offering of senior notes by Highwoods Realty L.P., the operating partnership of Highwoods Properties, Inc. The senior unsecured notes mature on June 15, 2021 and were priced with a coupon of 3.2 percent. Net proceeds from the sale will be used to reduce amounts outstanding under Highwoods’ $475 million revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes. The transaction represents the third bond offering since 2007 to which Highwoods has invited BB&T Capital Markets, and the first bookrunning lead mandate.
About the Companies
Highwoods Realty L.P., is the operating partnership of Highwoods Properties, Inc. Highwoods Properties, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a publicly traded (NYSE:HIW) real estate investment trust ("REIT") and a member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index. The Company is a fully integrated, self-administered REIT that provides leasing, management, development, construction and other customer-related services for its properties and for third parties. As of March 31, 2014, the Company owned or had an interest in 32.1 million square feet of in-service office, industrial and retail properties, 0.9 million rentable square feet of office properties under development and approximately 600 acres of development land. Highwoods is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and its properties and development land are located in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
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