Paramount Stockholders Do Not Need to Take Action at This Time
Paramount Group, Inc. (NYSE: PGRE) (“Paramount” or the “Company”) today confirmed that it has received an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from Monarch Alternative Capital LP to acquire all of the Company’s outstanding common stock for $12.00 per share in cash.
Consistent with its fiduciary duties and in consultation with its independent financial and legal advisors, the Paramount Board of Directors will carefully review the unsolicited proposal to determine the course of action that it believes is in the best interest of the Company and all Paramount stockholders. Paramount stockholders do not need to take any action at this time.
Paramount is entering 2022 with significant momentum following a strong 2021 operating performance that demonstrated the value of the Company’s portfolio of trophy, Class A assets, its high-quality tenant base and the benefit of its best-in-class operating platform. Paramount executed leases totaling more than one million square feet in 2021, representing 45% growth over the Company’s 2020 leasing performance. This includes leasing approximately 46% of the Company’s vacant square footage entering 2021. The Company accelerated progress in the fourth quarter, including achieving year-over-year leasing growth of 137% and driving mark-to-market on second generation space of 18.7% on a GAAP basis, underscoring the substantial opportunities to drive financial growth as the Company repositions assets to fit the needs of high-quality tenants.
As Paramount’s 2022 guidance demonstrates, the Board and management team are confident that the Company will continue to drive strong performance as market dynamics normalize throughout the year. Paramount is well positioned to leverage its strong financial profile and fully integrated operating platform to continue repositioning its assets and leasing up remaining vacancies at strong mark-to-markets to drive growth and enhance value for stockholders.
BofA Securities is acting as Paramount’s financial advisor and Goodwin Procter LLP is acting as legal counsel.
About Paramount Group, Inc.
Headquartered in New York City, Paramount Group, Inc. is a fully-integrated real estate investment trust that owns, operates, manages, acquires and redevelops high-quality, Class A office properties located in select central business district submarkets of New York City and San Francisco. Paramount is focused on maximizing the value of its portfolio by leveraging the sought-after locations of its assets and its proven property management capabilities to attract and retain high-quality tenants.
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