SAN DIEGO, May 12, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) today announced it has commenced a public offering of 14,000,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. BioMed expects to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay a portion of the outstanding indebtedness under its $600.0 million unsecured line of credit and for other general corporate and working capital purposes. All of the shares will be offered by the company.
BioMed also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 2,100,000 shares to cover over-allotments, if any. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, UBS Securities LLC, Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC are the joint book-running managers for the offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the offered shares, nor shall there be any sale of such shares in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or other jurisdiction. The offering of BioMed's common stock will be made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement, copies of which, when available, may be obtained by contacting Raymond James & Associates, Inc., 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, or by calling toll-free at 1 (800) 248-8863; KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., 800 Superior Avenue, 17th Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, telephone: 216-443-2370; Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Attn: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014 or by email at email@example.com; UBS Investment Bank, Prospectus Department, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171 or by telephone toll free at 1-888-827-7275, extension 2884; Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC, Attn: Equity Syndicate Dept., 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152, at 1-800-326-5897 or email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org; or Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, or by telephone at 800-221-1037.
About BioMed Realty Trust
BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on Providing Real Estate to the Life Science Industry(R). The company's tenants primarily include biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, scientific research institutions, government agencies and other entities involved in the life science industry. BioMed Realty Trust owns or has interests in 69 properties, representing 112 buildings with approximately 10.5 million rentable square feet, including approximately 735,000 square feet of development in progress. The company also owns undeveloped land parcels adjacent to existing properties that it estimates can support up to 1.4 million rentable square feet. The company's properties are located predominantly in the major U.S. life science markets of Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York/New Jersey, which have well-established reputations as centers for scientific research.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation: general risks affecting the real estate industry (including, without limitation, the inability to enter into or renew leases, dependence on tenants' financial condition, and competition from other developers, owners and operators of real estate); adverse economic or real estate developments in the life science industry or the company's target markets; risks associated with the availability and terms of financing, the use of debt to fund acquisitions and developments, and the ability to refinance indebtedness as it comes due; failure to manage effectively the company's growth and expansion into new markets, or to complete or integrate acquisitions and developments successfully; risks and uncertainties affecting property development and construction; risks associated with downturns in the national and local economies, increases in interest rates, and volatility in the securities markets; potential liability for uninsured losses and environmental contamination; risks associated with the company's potential failure to qualify as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and possible adverse changes in tax and environmental laws; and risks associated with the company's dependence on key personnel whose continued service is not guaranteed. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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