Getty Realty Corp. (NYSE: GTY) (the “Company”) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of an aggregate of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock sold on a forward basis in connection with the forward sale agreements described below, for gross proceeds of approximately $100 million. The forward purchasers (or their affiliates) and the Company have also granted the underwriters of the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 450,000 shares of common stock. The offering is expected to close on March 3, 2023, subject to customary closing conditions.
BofA Securities and J.P. Morgan acted as book-running managers for the offering.
In connection with the offering, the Company expects to enter into separate forward sale agreements with each of BofA Securities and J.P. Morgan (or their respective affiliates), each referred to in this capacity as the forward purchaser. In connection with such forward sale agreements, the forward purchasers (or their affiliates) are expected to borrow from third parties and sell to the underwriters an aggregate of 3,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (or 3,450,000 shares if the underwriters’ option is exercised in full and the Company elects to execute additional forward sale agreements). Pursuant to the terms of each forward sale agreement, and subject to its right to elect cash or net share settlement, the Company is obligated to issue and deliver, upon physical settlement of such forward sale agreement on one or more dates specified by the Company, the number of shares of the Company’s common stock underlying such forward sale agreement in exchange for a cash payment per share equal to the forward sale price under such forward sale agreement. The Company expects to physically settle the forward sale agreements and receive proceeds, subject to certain adjustments, from the sale of its shares of common stock upon one or more such physical settlements within approximately one year from the date of the prospectus supplement relating to the offering.
The Company will not initially receive any proceeds from the sale of shares of its common stock by the forward purchasers (or their affiliates). The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering and the net proceeds, if any, received upon the settlement of the forward sale agreements to fund property acquisitions, to repay indebtedness outstanding under its revolving credit facility, for working capital and other general corporate purposes, or a combination of the foregoing.
An automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 relating to the public offering of the shares of common stock described above was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and became effective on January 8, 2021. A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC. When available, copies of the prospectus supplement and related base prospectus for the offering may be obtained on the website of the SEC, www.sec.gov, or by contacting BofA Securities, Inc., NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte NC 28255-0001, Attention: Prospectus Department or by emailing email@example.com; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, Attention: Prospectus Group by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling toll free at (866) 803-9204.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any shares of common stock, nor shall there be any sale of such common stock in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.
The offering of these securities may be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
CERTAIN STATEMENTS CONTAINED HEREIN MAY CONSTITUTE “FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS” WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995. WHEN THE WORDS “BELIEVES,” “EXPECTS,” “PLANS,” “PROJECTS,” “ESTIMATES,” “ANTICIPATES,” “PREDICTS,” “OUTLOOK” AND SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS ARE USED, THEY IDENTIFY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED ON MANAGEMENT’S CURRENT BELIEFS AND ASSUMPTIONS AND INFORMATION CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO MANAGEMENT AND INVOLVE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS, UNCERTAINTIES AND OTHER FACTORS WHICH MAY CAUSE THE ACTUAL RESULTS, PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE COMPANY TO BE MATERIALLY DIFFERENT FROM ANY FUTURE RESULTS, PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. EXAMPLES OF FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO STATEMENTS REGARDING THE EXPECTED SETTLEMENT OF THE FORWARD SALE AGREEMENTS AND THE USE OF PROCEEDS THEREFROM (IF ANY).
INFORMATION CONCERNING FACTORS THAT COULD CAUSE THE COMPANY’S ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS CAN BE FOUND IN THE COMPANY’S PERIODIC REPORTS FILED WITH THE SEC. THE COMPANY UNDERTAKES NO OBLIGATION TO PUBLICLY RELEASE REVISIONS TO THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS TO REFLECT FUTURE EVENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES OR REFLECT THE OCCURRENCE OF UNANTICIPATED EVENTS.
About Getty Realty Corp.
Getty Realty Corp. is a publicly traded, net lease REIT specializing in the acquisition, financing and development of convenience, automotive and other single tenant retail real estate. As of December 31, 2022, the Company’s portfolio included 1,039 freestanding properties located in 38 states across the United States and Washington, D.C.