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Sep 7, 2011

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. Closes Initial Public Offering and Commences Trading on Nasdaq

New York, NY, September 07, 2011 –American Realty Capital Properties, Inc., (“ARCP” or the “Company”) announced today it had completed its “reasonable best efforts” initial public offering at a price of $12.50 per share (subject to certain discounts described in the prospectus). The Board of Directors of ARCP further declared an annual dividend of $0.875 per share, payable in cash monthly, beginning in October 2011, on the fifteenth day of each month to stockholders of record at the close of business on the eighth day of such month. The Company sold a total of 5,580,000 shares of common stock for proceeds of $69,750,000. The shares began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “ARCP” at 3 P.M. on September 7, 2011.

The shares were sold through the Company’s affiliated broker-dealer, Realty Capital Securities, LLC and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE Amex: LTS) as the co-dealer managers of the offering.

ARCP intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to make property acquisitions, payoff property related indebtedness and related fees and expenses, and for general working capital purposes.

“This was an extraordinary execution,” observed Nicholas S. Schorsch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “We succeeded in completing our IPO in the midst of a substantial economic correction and a series of natural disasters which affected New York City. This is a strong testament to both our team and the quality of the offering. In a period of historically low interest rates, and substantial market volatility, strong real estate locations leased to investment grade tenants should enable our shareholders to preserve capital, as well as pay and cover our 7% distribution.”

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. is a newly organized Maryland corporation that intends to qualify as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) focused on owning and acquiring single tenant freestanding commercial properties subject to net leases with high credit quality tenants.

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 any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. These forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the outcome to be materially different.

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This material does not constitute an off­er to sell nor a solicitation of an off­er to buy any securities described herein or otherwise. Only a prospectus for a specific securities offering makes such an off­er. In that regard, the use of this material is authorized only when it is accompanied or preceded by a prospectus. Further, all information contained in this material is qualified by the terms of a current Prospectus of the off­ering of securities to which it relates, if any.

This material may contain forward-looking statements that involve assumptions, uncertainties and risks, some of which are set forth below. These statements are not guarantees and should not be regarded as representations that the results or conditions described in such statements, or that our objectives and/or plans, will be achieved.

A real estate investment program offering is subject to the following Risks: The failure to qualify, or maintain the requirements, to be taxed as a REIT would reduce the amount of income available for distribution and limit a REIT's ability to make distributions to its stockholders. No public market initially exists for a REIT's shares of common stock, and one may never exist for this or any other such type of real estate program. Securities are being offered on a best efforts basis. These are speculative securities and as such involve a high degree of risk. There are substantial conflicts among an offering and its sponsor, advisor, dealer manager and property manager. There is no assurance that the value of the real estate will be suffi­cient to return any portion of investors' original capital. Operating results will be affected by economic and regulatory changes that have an adverse impact on the real estate market and we cannot assure you that there will be growth in the value of the properties.

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