Redemption to be Funded by Recent Lower-Cost Securitized Notes Offering, Generating Significant Corporate Savings
DigitalBridge Group, Inc. (NYSE: DBRG) (“DigitalBridge” or the “Company”) today announced that it is redeeming all of its 3,450,000 outstanding shares of 7.500% Series G Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (NYSE: DBRG.PrG) (the “Series G Preferred Shares”) with a total liquidation preference of $86,250,000.
“We have highlighted lowering our corporate cost of capital as a key priority and redemption of higher cost securities as one of the uses of our recent $500 million securitized notes offering,” said Jacky Wu, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DigitalBridge. “The redemption of our Series G Preferred Shares will effectively lower our costs by over 350 basis points, from 7.50% to 3.933%, where our investment-grade securitized notes offering priced last week.”
The cash redemption price for each Series G Preferred Share is $25.00, plus any accrued and unpaid dividends (whether or not declared) to, but not including, the redemption date of August 16, 2021 (the “Redemption Date”). Dividends on the Series G Preferred Shares will cease to accrue on the Redemption Date. Upon redemption, the Series G Preferred Shares will no longer be outstanding, and all rights of the holders of such shares will terminate, except the right of the holders to receive the cash payable upon such redemption, without interest. Upon redemption, the shares of the Series G Preferred Shares will be delisted from trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
All shares of Series G Preferred Shares are held in book-entry form through the Depository Trust Company (“DTC”). The Series G Preferred Shares will be redeemed in accordance with the procedures of DTC. Payment to DTC for the shares of Series G Preferred Shares will be made by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, as redemption agent (the “Redemption Agent”).
The address for the Redemption Agent is as follows:
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC
6201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11219
Attn: Reorganization Department
This press release does not constitute a notice of redemption under the Company’s Articles of Amendment and Restatement governing the Series G Preferred Shares.
DigitalBridge (NYSE: DBRG) is a leading global digital infrastructure REIT. With a heritage of over 25 years investing in and operating businesses across the digital ecosystem including towers, data centers, fiber, small cells, and edge infrastructure, the DigitalBridge team manages a $32 billion portfolio of digital infrastructure assets on behalf of its limited partners and shareholders. DigitalBridge, structured as a REIT, is headquartered in Boca Raton with key offices in Los Angeles, New York, London and Singapore.
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