Company Release - 3/29/12
SAN DIEGO -American Assets Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AAT) (the "Company") today announced that a wholly-owned subsidiary of its operating partnership closed a seven-year, $21.9 million non-recourse mortgage loan secured by One Beach Street, an approximately 97,000 square foot, 3-story fully renovated historic office building located along the Embarcadero in San Francisco's North Waterfront District.
PNC Bank, National Association, provided the financing, which carries a fixed interest rate per annum of 3.94% and is interest only. The Company's operating partnership has provided a non-recourse carve-out guaranty and environmental indemnity. Proceeds of the loan will be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital and future acquisitions.
About American Assets Trust, Inc.
American Assets Trust, Inc. is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns, operates, acquires and develops high quality retail and office properties in attractive, high-barrier-to-entry markets primarily in Southern California, Northern California, Oregon and Hawaii. The Company was formed to succeed to the real estate business of American Assets, Inc., a privately held corporation founded in 1967 and, as such, has significant experience, long-standing relationships and extensive knowledge of its core markets, submarkets and asset classes. The Company's retail portfolio comprises approximately 3.0 million rentable square feet, and its office portfolio comprises approximately 2.3 million square feet. In addition the Company owns one mixed-use property (including approximately 97,000 rentable square feet of retail space and a 369-room all-suite hotel) and over 900 multifamily units. The Company has elected, or will elect, to be taxed and intends to operate in a manner that will allow it to qualify as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for federal income tax purposes. For additional information, visit www.americanassetstrust.com.
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Source: American Assets Trust, Inc.
Investor and Media Contact:
American Assets Trust
Robert F. Barton
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer