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SOURCE Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
BETHESDA, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST) announced that it has amended and extended its existing $1 billion revolver scheduled to mature in 2015 and its $500 million term loan scheduled to mature in 2017. The amended facility will extend the final maturity for both the revolver and term loan to 2019 (including extensions) and reduce pricing to reflect current market conditions. At the new pricing level based on our present credit rating, the all-in pricing was reduced 30 basis points on the revolver and 32.5 basis points on the term loan. Therefore, U.S. dollar denominated borrowings today would result in an initial all-in rate of 1.35% and 1.28%, respectively. At this time, approximately $220 million is outstanding under the revolver and $500 million under the term loan. The facility was arranged by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC and Wells Fargo Securities LLC, as joint lead arrangers and joint book runners.
Gregory J. Larson, executive vice president and chief financial officer, stated, "This is another well executed transaction by our Treasury team at the right time taking advantage of the current market conditions. With the new facility, we continue to fortify our balance sheet and add value for our stockholders."
ABOUT HOST HOTELS & RESORTS
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company and is the largest lodging real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners of luxury and upper-upscale hotels. The Company currently owns 99 properties in the United States and 15 properties internationally totaling approximately 60,000 rooms. The Company also holds non-controlling interests in five joint ventures, including one in Europe that owns 19 hotels with approximately 6,400 rooms and one in Asia that has interests in three hotels in Australia and India. Guided by a disciplined approach to capital allocation and aggressive asset management, the Company partners with premium brands such as Marriott®, Ritz-Carlton®, Westin®, Sheraton®, W®, St. Regis®, Le Meridien®, The Luxury Collection®, Hyatt®, Fairmont®, Four Seasons®, Hilton®, Swissotel®, ibis®, Pullman®, and Novotel® in the operation of properties in over 50 major markets worldwide. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.hosthotels.com.
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