INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 -- Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE) today announced that it intends to sell 30 million shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. The company also plans to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 4.5 million shares.
The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement and prospectus filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and UBS Securities LLC will act as joint book-running managers for the offering.
The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering (1) to repay outstanding indebtedness, including all or a portion of its outstanding borrowings under the company's existing revolving credit facility, which had an outstanding balance of $285.0 million as of December 31, 2012, (2) to redeem all of the outstanding shares of its Series O Preferred Shares, which are redeemable as of February 22, 2013, and (3) for general corporate purposes.
To obtain a copy of the prospectus supplement and related base prospectus for this offering, please contact Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, Second Floor, New York, NY 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 1-866-718-1649; or UBS Securities LLC, Prospectus Department, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171 or, by telephone toll free at 1-888-827-7275.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and related base prospectus
About Duke Realty
Duke Realty owns and operates approximately 142 million rentable square feet of industrial and office assets, including medical office, in 18 major U.S. cities. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke Realty is available at www.dukerealty.com.
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