Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BXP), the largest publicly traded developer, owner, and manager of Class A office properties in the United States, announced today the redemption price for the $1.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of 3.85% senior unsecured notes due February 1, 2023 (the “3.85% Notes”) issued by its operating partnership, Boston Properties Limited Partnership (“BPLP”).
The 3.85% Notes will be redeemed in full on October 15, 2021 (the “Redemption Date”), and the redemption price for the 3.85% Notes will be approximately $1.05 billion. The redemption price includes approximately $7.9 million of accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the Redemption Date. Excluding the accrued and unpaid interest, the redemption price is approximately 104.28% of the principal amount being redeemed. The redemption is being funded by the net proceeds from the offering in September 2021 of $850.0 million of 2.45% senior unsecured notes due 2033 (the “2.45% Notes”), borrowings under BPLP’s unsecured revolving credit facility and available cash.
As a result of the early redemption of the 3.85% Notes, Boston Properties expects to record a loss from early extinguishment of debt of approximately $43.9 million, or approximately $0.25 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2021. This amount includes approximately $1.0 million of unamortized financing and other costs.
“We're pleased with the timing and execution of this refinancing, which will reduce the Company’s borrowing costs through the redemption of $1.0 billion of the 3.85% Notes with $850.0 million of the 2.45% Notes,” said Michael LaBelle, Executive Vice President, CFO, BXP. “This refinancing demonstrates our strategy of actively managing our strong balance sheet and access to capital to minimize long-term debt costs.”
Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP) is the largest publicly traded developer, owner, and manager of Class A office properties in the United States, concentrated in six markets - Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC. The Company is a fully integrated real estate company, organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), that develops, manages, operates, acquires, and owns a diverse portfolio of primarily Class A office space. Including properties owned by unconsolidated joint ventures, as of June 30, 2021, the Company’s portfolio, totaled 51.5 million square feet and 197 properties, including nine properties under construction/redevelopment. For more information about Boston Properties, please visit our website at www.bxp.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Instagram.
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