Company Release - 07/22/2014 16:34
Farmland Partners Inc. Announces Commencement of Public Offering of Common Stock
DENVER, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSEMKT: FPI) (the "Company") today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of 3,717,472 shares of its common stock. The Company expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 557,620 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for future farmland acquisitions and for general corporate purposes.
Baird and Stifel are serving as joint book-running managers for the offering. BMO Capital Markets, FBR, Janney Montgomery Scott and MUFG are serving as co-lead managers for the offering.
Copies of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained from: Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Attention: Syndicate Department, 777 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202, telephone: 800-792-2473 or email email@example.com; and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Attention: Syndicate Department, One South Street, 15th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202, telephone: (855) 300-7136, email: SyndProspectus@stifel.com.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. The securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these shares in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state.
About Farmland Partners Inc.
Farmland Partners Inc. is an internally managed real estate company that owns and seeks to acquire high-quality primary row crop farmland located in agricultural markets throughout North America. The Company's portfolio is comprised of 41 farms with an aggregate of approximately 23,600 acres in Illinois, Nebraska and Colorado. The Company intends to elect and qualify to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, commencing with its short taxable year ending December 31, 2014.
This press release includes "forward-looking statements," including with respect to the proposed underwritten public offering and the Company's proposed use of proceeds. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which may be beyond our control. We caution you that the forward-looking information presented in this press release is not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking information contained in this press release. In addition, forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "plan," "seek," "comfortable with," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe" or "continue" or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. Any forward-looking information presented herein is made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.
SOURCE Farmland Partners Inc.