NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. to Begin Trading on New York Stock Exchange as Independent Company (3/31/15)
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. (NYSE: NXRT) ("NXRT" or the "Company") announced today the successful completion of its spin-off from NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund (NYSE: NHF) ("NHF"). The Company will begin "regular way" trading as an independent public company on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "NXRT," starting tomorrow, April 1, 2015.
NXRT is a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that will focus on directly or indirectly acquiring, owning, operating and selectively developing well-located Class A and B multifamily properties with “value-add” potential in large cities and suburban submarkets of large cities. NXRT’s initial portfolio consists of 38 multifamily properties primarily located in the Southeastern United States and Texas. NXRT is externally advised by NexPoint Real Estate Advisors, L.P., an affiliate of Highland Capital Management, L.P., a leading global alternative asset manager and an SEC-registered investment adviser which, together with its affiliates, has approximately $20.2 billion in assets under management as of January 31, 2015. NexPoint Real Estate Advisors, L.P. will conduct substantially all of NXRT’s operations and manage NXRT’s real estate investments. The members of the management team of NexPoint Real Estate Advisors, L.P. are James Dondero, Brian Mitts, Matt McGraner, Matthew Goetz and Scott Ellington. The management team has significant experience across real estate investing, private lending, and private equity.
“We believe the spin-off of NXRT will allow us to replicate and build upon NHF’s tremendous success over the past several years by continuing to develop and optimize our real estate portfolio as a standalone company,” said Brian Mitts, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer, Executive VP-Finance and Treasurer of NXRT and Chief Operating Officer of NexPoint Advisors, the adviser to NHF. “Our experienced and dedicated real estate team continues to see attractive investments in multifamily properties and we’re looking forward to NXRT’s potential.”
NHF completed the spin-off through a pro-rata taxable distribution of NXRT common stock to NHF shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 23, 2015 (the "Record Date"). NHF shareholders received one share of NXRT common stock for every three NHF common shares held on the Record Date. There are approximately 21.3 million shares of NXRT common stock outstanding after the spin-off. The distribution of these shares was made in book-entry form, which means that no physical stock certificates were issued.
Prior to the spin-off, NHF and NXRT entered into a separation and distribution agreement and various other agreements related to the spin-off, as described in NXRT’s information statement filed with the SEC and available on NXRT’s website. Please visit NXRT’s website at http://www.NexPointLiving.com
under the Investor Relations section for additional information regarding the spin-off.
About NexPoint Residential Trust
NexPoint Residential Trust will be a publicly traded REIT, with its shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NXRT,” primarily focused on directly or indirectly acquiring, owning, operating and selectively developing well-located Class A and B multifamily properties with “value-add” potential in large cities and suburban submarkets of large cities, primarily in the Southeastern United States and Texas. NXRT is externally advised by NexPoint Real Estate Advisors, L.P., an affiliate of Highland Capital Management, L.P., a leading global alternative asset manager and an SEC-registered investment adviser. More information about NXRT is available at http://www.NexPointLiving.com