American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC), the largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing properties in the U.S., today announced the pricing of a public offering of 15,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $44.25 per share. The company also granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 2,250,000 shares of common stock. Subject to customary closing conditions, the offering is expected to close on or about July 16, 2012.
The estimated net proceeds to the company from the offering, before giving effect to any exercise of the underwriters’ option, are expected to be $636.4 million after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses payable by the company. The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the cash consideration payable in the previously announced acquisition from affiliates of Campus Acquisitions, LLC of a portfolio of 15 student housing properties. The company intends to use the remaining net proceeds to repay its current debt, including 100 percent of the outstanding balance of its revolving credit facility, to fund its current development pipeline and potential acquisitions of student housing properties and for general corporate purposes.
BofA Merrill Lynch, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank Securities and J.P. Morgan served as joint book-running managers for the offering.
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About American Campus Communities
American Campus Communities, Inc. is the largest developer, owner and manager of high-quality student housing communities in the United States. The company is a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered equity real estate investment trust (REIT) with expertise in the design, finance, development, construction management, and operational management of student housing properties. American Campus Communities owns 124 student housing properties containing approximately 76,100 beds. Including its owned and third-party managed properties, ACC's total managed portfolio consists of 152 properties with approximately 99,500 beds.
In addition to historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements under the federal securities law. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry and markets in which American Campus Communities operates, management's beliefs, and assumptions made by management. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict.