Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Pricing of Offering of Series A Cumulative
Redeemable Preferred Stock
UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
(the "Company") (NYSE:ABR) announced today that it has priced the public
offering of 1.4 million shares of its 8.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable
Preferred Stock (the "Series A Preferred Stock"), liquidation preference
$25.00 per share, for gross proceeds of approximately $35 million, before
deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses. The Company
has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional
210,000 shares of the Series A Preferred Stock to cover over-allotments, if
any. The offering is expected to close on February 1, 2013.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to make
investments, to repurchase or pay liabilities and for general corporate
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., JMP Securities LLC, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co.
Inc. and MLV & Co. LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the
offering. Maxim Group LLC is serving as co-manager for the offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation
of an offer to buy any securities nor will 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 any such state or other jurisdiction.
The offering is being made pursuant to the Company's existing effective shelf
registration statement, previously filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a
prospectus and related prospectus supplement. Copies of the prospectus and
accompanying final prospectus supplement relating to these securities may be
obtained by contacting Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Group,
60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005-2836, Email: prospectus.CPDG@db.com,
Telephone: (800) 503-4611; JMP Securities LLC, 600 Montgomery Street, 10^th
Floor, San Francisco, California 94111, Attn: Prospectus Department,
Telephone: (415) 835-8985; Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., 520 Madison Avenue,
9^th Floor, New York, New York 10022, Telephone: (212) 409-2000; and MLV & Co.
LLC, Attn: Randy Billhardt, Email: email@example.com, Telephone: (212)
About Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
The Company is a real estate investment trust, which invests in a diversified
portfolio of multi-family and commercial real estate related bridge and
mezzanine loans, preferred equity investments, mortgage related securities and
other real estate related assets. The Company commenced operations in July
2003 and conducts substantially all of its operations through its operating
partnership, Arbor Realty Limited Partnership and its subsidiaries. Arbor is
externally managed and advised by Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC, a national
commercial real estate finance company operating through 14 offices in the US
that specializes in debt and equity financing for multi-family and commercial
Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements in this press release, including with regard to the
Company's securities offering and contemplated use of proceeds, may constitute
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are
based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a
number of trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company
can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's
expectations include, but are not limited to, continued ability to source new
investments, changes in interest rates and/or credit spreads, changes in the
real estate and capital markets, and other risks detailed in the prospectus
relating to the offering and the documents incorporated by reference therein,
including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December
31, 2011 and its other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this
press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking
to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements
contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with
regard thereto or change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any
such statement is based.
CONTACT: Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
Paul Elenio, Chief Financial Officer
Bonnie Habyan, SVP of Marketing
Stephanie Carrington / Amy Glynn
The Ruth Group
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