Parkway Announces Closing Of Public Offering Of Common Stock And Exercise Of Underwriters' Option To Purchase Additional Shares

ORLANDO, Fla., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY) announced today the completion of its public offering of 11,000,000 shares of its common stock, plus an additional 1,650,000 shares of its common stock issued and sold pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares in full, at the public offering price of $17.25 per share.

The net proceeds from the offering, after deducting the underwriting discount and offering expenses, were approximately $209.1 million.  

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to redeem in full all of its outstanding 8.00% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, to fund potential acquisition opportunities, to repay amounts outstanding from time to time under its senior unsecured revolving credit facility and/or for general corporate purposes.

BofA Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Securities are the joint lead-bookrunners for the offering, and KeyBanc Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets are the joint bookrunners for the offering.  The senior co-managers of the offering are Credit Suisse and Raymond James, and the co-managers of the offering are BMO Capital Markets and Stifel.

A copy of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to these securities can be obtained by contacting the underwriters as follows:  BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department or email at dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; or  Wells Fargo Securities, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10152, or by calling (800) 326-5897 or e-mail a request to cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or other jurisdiction.

About Parkway Properties

Parkway Properties, Inc., a member of the S&P Small Cap 600 Index, is a self-administered real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership of quality office properties in higher-growth submarkets in the Sunbelt region of the United States.  Parkway owns or has an interest in 43 office properties located in nine states with an aggregate of approximately 11.9 million square feet of leasable space at January 1, 2013.  Fee-based real estate services are offered through wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company, which in total manage and/or lease approximately 10.8 million square feet for third-party owners at January 1, 2013. 

Forward Looking Statement

Certain statements in this press release that are not in the present or past tense or that discuss the Company's expectations (including any use of the words "anticipate," "assume," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "guidance," "intend," "may," "might," "project", "should" or similar expressions) are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws and as such are based upon the Company's current beliefs as to the outcome and timing of future events. There can be no assurance that actual future developments affecting the Company will be those anticipated by the Company.  Examples of forward-looking statements include intended use of net proceeds from the offering, projected net operating income, cap rates, internal rates of return, future dividend payment rates, forecasts of FFO accretion, projected capital improvements, expected sources of financing, expectations as to the timing of closing of acquisitions, dispositions and other potential transactions and descriptions relating to these expectations.  These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond the control of the Company) and are subject to change based upon various factors, including but not limited to the following risks and uncertainties: changes in the real estate industry and in performance of the financial markets; the demand for and market acceptance of the Company's properties for rental purposes; the ability of the Company to enter into new leases or renew leases on favorable terms; the amount and growth of the Company's expenses; tenant financial difficulties and general economic conditions, including interest rates, as well as economic conditions in those areas where the Company owns properties; risks associated with joint venture partners; risks associated with the ownership and development of real property; termination of property management contracts; the bankruptcy or insolvency of companies for which Parkway provides property management services or the sale of these properties; the outcome of claims and litigation involving or affecting the Company; the ability to satisfy conditions necessary to close pending transactions and the ability to successfully integrate pending transactions; applicable regulatory changes; and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC filings. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties occur, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, the Company's business, financial condition, liquidity, cash flows and financial results could differ materially from those expressed in the Company's forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made.  New risks and uncertainties arise over time, and it is not possible for us to predict the occurrence of those matters or the manner in which they may affect us.  The Company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements except as may be required by law.

Contact:
Thomas E. Blalock
Vice President of Investor Relations
(407) 650-0593

SOURCE Parkway Properties, Inc.

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