Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. Declares Pro Rata Cash Dividend for the Third Quarter 2013 in Preparation for Merger with Cole Credit Property Trust II, Inc.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As previously announced, the respective boards of directors and shareholders of Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYS: SRC) and Cole Credit Property Trust II, Inc. ("CCPT II"), approved the merger of Spirit Realty Capital and CCPT II pursuant to a definitive agreement, dated January 22, 2013, to create one of the largest publicly traded triple-net-lease real estate investment trusts in the United States. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2013 contingent upon the satisfaction of certain contractual closing obligations.
In order to harmonize the dividends of the two companies in anticipation of the merger, the Board of Directors of Spirit Realty Capital has declared a pro-rated dividend for the third quarter based on a quarterly dividend of $0.3125 per share on Spirit Realty Capital's common stock, with shareholders of record as of 5:00 p.m. New York time on the day before the effective date of the merger receiving $0.0034 per share per day for the period from and including July 1, 2013, the first day of the third quarter, through and including the day before the effective date of the merger. Payment of the pro-rated dividend is contingent upon the closing of the merger.
Spirit Realty Capital anticipates that the surviving corporation will declare a dividend for the remainder of the third quarter following the closing of the merger in ordinary course.
About Spirit Realty Capital
Spirit Realty Capital was formed in 2003 to invest in single-tenant operationally essential real estate, which refers to generally free-standing, commercial real estate facilities where tenants conduct retail, service or distribution activities that are essential to the generation of their sales and profits. Since that time, Spirit Realty Capital has invested over $4.3 billion to create a diverse portfolio of more than 1,200 properties in 18 industries located across 47 states. Spirit Realty Capital completed its initial public offering in September 2012 and trades under the symbol "SRC" on the NYSE. More information about Spirit Realty Capital can be found at www.spiritrealty.com.
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Spirit Realty Capital, Inc.
Michael A. Bender
SVP, Chief Financial Officer
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