|By Business Wire||
|February 5, 2014 07:31 AM EST||
CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), a provider of network-dense, cloud-enabled enterprise-class data center products and services, today announced that its operating partnership, CoreSite, L.P., entered into a new $100 million, five-year, senior unsecured term loan. The term loan has an accordion feature, which allows the operating partnership to increase the total commitments by $100 million, to $200 million, under specified circumstances.
The senior unsecured term loan ranks pari-passu with CoreSite’s revolving credit facility and contains the same financial covenants and other customary restrictive covenants as the revolving credit facility. CoreSite used the proceeds from the senior unsecured term loan to retire the approximately $58 million SV1 mortgage loan and pay down a portion of the company’s outstanding revolving credit balance.
CoreSite also entered into a $100 million interest rate swap agreement to fix the interest rate in order to protect against adverse fluctuations in LIBOR. At CoreSite’s current leverage ratio, the swap effectively fixes the interest rate at 3.23%.
“We are pleased to announce the closing of the term loan, and appreciate the continued support of our banking partners. We believe this financing enables us to secure an attractive interest rate, balance our debt maturities, and create capacity on our line of credit to support additional investment,” said Jeff Finnin, CoreSite’s chief financial officer. “We also believe that retiring our only remaining mortgage loan and as such converting the company to an unsecured borrower is an important step toward our long-term goal of attaining an investment-grade rating.”
CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) delivers secure and reliable data center solutions across eight key North American markets. CoreSite connects, protects and delivers an optimal performance environment and continued operation of mission-critical data and IT infrastructure for enterprises and Internet, private networking, mobility, and cloud service providers. CoreSite's scalable platform of over two and a half million square feet of efficient, network-dense, cloud-enabled data center capacity enables customers to accelerate business performance, reduce operating costs and increase flexibility across their IT and communications systems. CoreSite's 350 professionals deliver best-in-class service by placing customer needs first in supporting the planning, implementation and operating requirements foundational to delivering reliable, secure and efficient IT operating environments.
More than 750 of the world’s leading enterprises, carriers and mobile operators, content and cloud providers and media and entertainment companies choose CoreSite to connect, protect and optimize their performance-sensitive data, applications and computing workloads. CoreSite provides valuable gateways to global business opportunities with direct access to more than 275 carriers and ISPs, inter-site connectivity and CoreSite's Open Cloud Exchange, which supports rapid, efficient and scalable Ethernet access to multiple key public clouds, enabling simple, flexible, multiple-cloud capabilities.
For more information, visit www.CoreSite.com.
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