Merger To Create One of The Largest Publicly Traded Single Tenant-Focused REITs in the United States.
New York, NY (July 25, 2006) – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, has represented client Lexington Corporate Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) focused on single tenant properties, in its definitive merger agreement with Newkirk Realty Trust, Inc. If approved by the shareholders of both companies, the merger will create Lexington Realty Trust, a $4.6 Billion REIT.
The Paul Hastings team was led by New York partners Mark Schonberger, William Schwitter and Andrew Short.
Under the merger agreement, each share of Newkirk common stock will be exchanged for 0.80 common shares of Lexington, which exchange ratio will not be subject to adjustment. Following the merger, Newkirk shareholders and unitholders will own approximately 46.8% and Lexington shareholders and unitholders will own approximately 53.2% of the combined company assuming no conversion of Lexington’s Series C Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock. Each company will pay pro-rata dividends through the date of closing. In addition, prior to the closing of the transaction, Lexington anticipates making a one-time cash distribution of $0.17 per share to Lexington shareholders and unitholders. The transaction is structured to qualify as a tax-free merger.
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About Lexington Corporate Properties Trust: Lexington Corporate Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust that owns and manages offices, industrial and retail properties net-leased to corporate tenants nationwide. Lexington has been a publicly traded company since October 1993.
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