Spirit MTA REIT (NYSE: SMTA) (“SMTA” or the “Company”) announced today that the Company has filed definitive proxy materials with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) related to its agreement to sell its Owned Properties held in the Company’s Master Trust 2014 (the “Trust”) and three assets presently owned by Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. to Hospitality Properties Trust (“HPT”) (NASDAQ: HPT) for $2.4 billion in total cash consideration, subject to certain adjustments, as previously announced on June 3, 2019 (the “Sale”).
The definitive proxy statement is now available on the Investor Relations section of SMTA’s website, as well as www.sec.gov and will be mailed to all SMTA shareholders.
The Company announced that it will hold a Special Meeting of Shareholders on September 4, 2019. The meeting will take place at 8:30 AM Central Time, at 2727 North Harwood Street, Suite 300, Dallas, Texas 75201. All shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 29, 2019 will be entitled to vote at the Special Meeting. At the meeting, SMTA shareholders will consider and vote on the proposed Sale, as well as a Plan of Voluntary Liquidation. If the proposed Sale is approved by the Company’s shareholders, the closing of the proposed transaction is expected to occur on September 20, 2019, subject to satisfaction of previously disclosed closing conditions.
Holders of SMTA common shares are encouraged to read the Company’s definitive proxy materials as they summarize, among other things, the process that led to the proposed transaction with HPT and the reasons for the Board of Trustees’ unanimous recommendation that shareholders vote “FOR” the proposed Sale and Plan of Voluntary Liquidation. Each SMTA common stockholder vote is very important, regardless of the number of shares owned.
ABOUT SPIRIT MTA REIT
Spirit MTA REIT (NYSE: SMTA) is a net-lease REIT headquartered in Dallas, Texas. SMTA owns one of the largest, most diversified and seasoned commercial real estate backed master funding vehicles. SMTA is managed by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC), one of the largest publicly traded triple net-lease REITs.
As of March 31, 2019, our diversified portfolio was comprised of 796 properties, including properties securing mortgage loans made by the Company. Our Owned Properties, with an aggregate gross leasable area of approximately 13.9 million square feet, are leased to approximately 203 tenants across 43 states and 24 industries. More information about Spirit MTA REIT can be found on the investor relations page of the Company's website at www.spiritmastertrust.com.
Additional Information about the Proposed Transaction and Where to Find It
This communication relates to the proposed sale of assets to Hospitality Properties Trust by Spirit MTA REIT and a proposed plan of voluntary liquidation of Spirit MTA REIT may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect thereof. On July 15, 2019, in connection with the proposed transaction and proposed plan of voluntary liquidation, Spirit MTA REIT has filed a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), as well as other relevant materials. This communication is not a substitute for the definitive proxy statement or for any other document that Spirit MTA REIT has filed or may file with the SEC or send to Spirit MTA REIT’s shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction and the proposed plan of voluntary liquidation. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, SECURITY HOLDERS OF SPIRIT MTA REIT ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION, THE PLAN OF VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the definitive proxy statements and other documents filed by Spirit MTA REIT with the SEC through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed by Spirit MTA REIT with the SEC are also available free of charge on the investor relations page of Spirit MTA REIT’s website at www.spiritmastertrust.com. Spirit MTA REIT and its trustees and its executive officer may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies from Spirit MTA REIT’s shareholders with respect to the proposed transaction and proposed plan of voluntary liquidation under the rules of the SEC. Information about the trustees and the executive officer of Spirit MTA REIT is set forth in the definitive proxy statement.
FORWARD-LOOKING AND CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS
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