MPG Office Trust Completes Sale of U.S. Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles

  MPG Office Trust Completes Sale of U.S. Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles  Business Wire  LOS ANGELES -- June 18, 2013  MPG Office Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPG) announced it completed the sale of U.S.Bank Tower and the Westlawn Garage, each located in DowntownLos Angeles, CA, to BeringiaCentral LLC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of OverseasUnion Enterprise Limited.  The purchase price was $367.5million. Pursuant to recently negotiated agreements with the unaffiliated OperatingPartnership unit holders, the tax protection on this asset expired on June17,2013. Net proceeds from the transaction were approximately $103million and will be available for general corporate purposes.  MPG Office Trust, Inc.  MPG Office Trust, Inc. is the largest owner and operator of ClassA office properties in the LosAngeles centralbusiness district. MPGOffice Trust, Inc. is a full-service real estate company with substantial in-house expertise and resources in property management, leasing and financing. For more information on MPGOffice Trust, visit our website at  Forward-Looking Statements  This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section27A of the SecuritiesAct of 1933, as amended, and Section21E of the SecuritiesExchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry and markets in which we operate and beliefs and assumptions made by management that involve risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect the financial results of the Company. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “projects,” “seeks,” “estimates” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature.  These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation: risks associated with our ability to consummate the proposed merger and the timing of the proposed merger; risks associated with our liquidity situation, including our failure to obtain additional capital or extend or refinance debt maturities; risks associated with our failure to reduce our significant level of indebtedness; risks associated with the timing and consequences of loan defaults; risks associated with our loan modification and asset disposition efforts, including potential tax ramifications; risks associated with our ability to dispose of properties with potential value above the debt, if and when we decide to do so, at prices or terms set by or acceptable to us; general risks affecting the real estate industry (including, without limitation, the market value of our properties, the inability to enter into or renew leases at favorable rates, dependence on tenants’ financial condition, and competition from other developers, owners and operators of real estate); risks associated with the continued disruption of credit markets or a global economic slowdown; risks associated with the potential loss of key personnel (most importantly, members of senior management); risks associated with our failure to maintain our status as a REIT under the InternalRevenue Code of 1986, as amended, and possible adverse changes in tax and environmental laws; and potential liability for uninsured losses and environmental contamination.  For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see our QuarterlyReport on Form10-Q filed on May9,2013 and our AnnualReport on Form10-K filed on March18,2013 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not update forward-looking statements and disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  Contact:  MPG Office Trust, Inc. Peggy Moretti, 213-613-4558 Executive Vice President, Investor and Public Relations  
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