CHICAGO, July 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FR), a leading fully integrated property owner, operator and developer, today announced the closing of a $ 750 million Senior unsecured revolving credit facility. The facility amends and updates the Company’s previous revolving credit facility.
The new revolving credit facility matures on July 7, 2025, with two six-month extension options under certain conditions. The facility provides for interest payments only at an interest rate of LIBOR plus 77.5 basis points based on the consolidated leverage ratio and the Company’s current credit ratings, an improvement of 32.5 points base of its credit spread over the previous facility. The facility also provides for a 15 basis point facility fee and includes an accordion feature that allows First Industrial to increase overall revolving borrowing capacity to $ 1 billion, under certain conditions.
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, BofA Securities, Inc., PNC Capital Markets LLC, Regions Capital Markets and US Bank National Association were the principal arrangers, with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as administrative agent and Bank of America, NA and PNC Bank, National association as co-syndication agents. Other lenders include JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, Citibank, NA, Royal Bank of Canada and Fifth Third Bank.
First Industrial also announced the refinancing of its $ 200 million unsecured term loan with a maturity date of July 7, 2026. The loan provides for interest payments only at an interest rate of LIBOR plus 85 basis points based on the consolidated leverage ratio and the Company’s current credit ratings, an improvement of 65 basis points from its credit spread over the previous term loan.
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, PNC Capital Markets LLC, Fifth Third Bank, National Association and Regions Capital Markets acted as Joint Principal Arrangers for the $ 200 million term loan, with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as administrative agent and PNC Bank, National Association as syndication agent. The US Bank National Association also participated in the term loan.
Given the strength of the Company’s key credit indicators, the initial pricing of the Senior Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility and Unsecured Term Loan is based on the BBB + / Baa1 credit rating level, although the Company’s current ratings are BBB / Baa2. This favorable pricing level will be maintained provided that the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio, as defined in the applicable agreements, remains below 32.5%.
“Our new credit facility and new term loan offer us lower borrowing costs and a longer term that supports our long-term growth,” said Scott musil, Chief Financial Officer of First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. “We thank our banking partners for their commitment and support.”
About First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FR) is a leading fully integrated industrial real estate owner, operator and developer with experience in providing cutting edge customer service to multinational corporations and regional clients. In the main markets of United States, our local market experts manage, rent, buy, (re) develop and sell bulk and regional distribution centers, light industrial facilities and other types of industrial facilities. In total, we own and have in development approximately 64.4 million square feet of industrial space as of March 31, 2021. For more information, please visit us at www.firstindustrial.com.
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