SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 6, 2016
GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
845 Berkshire Blvd., Suite 200
Wyomissing, PA 19610
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On April 6, 2016, Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation (the Company), issued a press release announcing the closing of the its previously announced underwritten public offering of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the Common Stock), and the underwriters exercise in full of their option to purchase an additional 3,750,000 shares of Common Stock. A copy of this press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press release issued by Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. dated April 6, 2016.|
This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. In connection with the proposed transaction between the Company and Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (Pinnacle), the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a registration statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-206649) that was declared effective by the SEC on February 16, 2016 and includes a definitive joint proxy statement of the Company and Pinnacle that also constitutes a prospectus of the Company, which was mailed to shareholders of the Company and stockholders of Pinnacle on or about February 16, 2016. This communication is not a substitute for the joint proxy statement/prospectus or any other document that the Company or Pinnacle may file with the SEC or send to their shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE FORM S-4, INCLUDING THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS FILED AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. You may obtain free copies of the preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents filed by the Company and Pinnacle with the SEC at the SECs website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by the Company are available free of charge on the Companys investor relations website at investors.glpropinc.com or by contacting the the Companys investor relations representative at (203) 682-8211. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Pinnacle are available free of charge on Pinnacles investor relations website at investors.pnkinc.com or by contacting Pinnacles investor relations department at (702) 541-7777.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: April 6, 2016||GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIES, INC.|
|Name:||William J. Clifford|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
|99.1||Press release issued by Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. dated April 6, 2016.|
April 6, 2016
Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock and Full Exercise of Underwriters Option to Purchase Additional Shares.
WYOMISSING, Pa., March 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (the Company or GLPI)(NASDAQ:GLPI), the first publicly traded gaming-focused REIT in North America, today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 28,750,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $30.00 per share, before underwriting discount, which includes 3,750,000 shares of common stock issued in connection with the exercise in full of the underwriters option to purchase additional shares. The Company received approximately $826 million in net proceeds from the offering.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to partially fund its previously announced acquisition (the Acquisition) of substantially all of the real estate assets of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (Pinnacle), including the repayment, redemption and/or discharge of a portion of certain debt associated with Pinnacle and the payment of transaction-related fees and expenses. The offering is not conditioned upon the successful completion of the Acquisition or any other potential source of financing. Pending such uses, the Company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to reduce borrowings under the Companys revolving credit facility or invest in interest-bearing accounts and short-term, interest-bearing securities.
BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo Securities, Fifth Third Securities, UBS Investment Bank, Credit Agricole CIB, Nomura, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Barclays and Oppenheimer & Co. are serving as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering is being made under the Companys effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). When available, a copy of the prospectus supplement and prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or by calling 1-866-803-9204 or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152 or by telephone at (800) 326-5897 or email a request to email@example.com or by visiting the EDGAR database on the SECs web site at www.sec.gov
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in 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. Any offer or sale will be made only by means of the Companys prospectus supplement and prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement relating to these securities.
About Gaming and Leisure Properties
GLPI is primarily engaged in the business of acquiring, financing, and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple-net lease arrangements, pursuant to which the tenant is responsible for all facility maintenance, insurance required in connection with the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties, taxes levied on or with respect to the leased properties and all utilities and other services necessary or appropriate for the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties. GLPI elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for United States federal income tax purposes commencing with the 2014 taxable year and is the first publicly traded triple-net lease REIT focused on gaming.
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the public offering and the anticipated use of proceeds of the offering. These statements can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as expects, believes, estimates, intends, may, will, should or anticipates or the negative or other variation of these or similar words, or by discussions of future events, strategies or risks and uncertainties. Such forward looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about GLPI and its subsidiaries, including risks related to the following: the ability to receive, or delays in obtaining, the regulatory approvals required to own and/or operate its properties, or other delays or impediments to completing GLPIs planned acquisitions or projects; the ultimate timing and outcome of the Acquisition, including GLPIs and Pinnacles ability to obtain the financing and third party approvals and consents necessary to complete the Acquisition; the ultimate outcome and results of integrating the assets to be acquired by GLPI in the proposed Acquisition; the effects of a transaction between GLPI and Pinnacle on each party, including the post-transaction impact on GLPIs financial condition, operating results, strategy and plans; GLPIs ability to maintain its status as a REIT; the availability of and the ability to identify suitable and attractive acquisition and development opportunities and the ability to acquire and lease those properties on favorable terms; GLPIs ability to access capital through debt and equity markets in amounts and at rates and costs acceptable to GLPI; changes in the U.S. tax law and other state, federal or local laws, whether or not specific to REITs or to the gaming or lodging industries; and other factors described in GLPIs Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as amended from time to time in GLPIs other investor communications. All subsequent written and oral forward looking statements attributable to GLPI or persons acting on GLPIs behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements included in this press release. GLPI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statements contained or incorporated by reference herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward looking events discussed in this press release may not occur.
Investor Relations Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.