NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSE:BRG) (“BRG” or the “Company”) today announced that, in connection with its previously announced acquisition (the “Merger”) by affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate, which, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the remaining closing conditions in the merger agreement, is expected to close on or about October 6, 2022BRG will:
- suspend voluntary redemptions of shares of Series B Redeemable Preferred Stock of the Company by the holders thereof from the close of business on September 23, 2022,
- suspend voluntary redemptions of shares of Series T Redeemable Preferred Stock of the Company by the holders thereof from the close of business on September 23, 2022and
- suspend exercises of warrants to purchase shares of common stock of the Company (“Company Warrants”) from the close of business on September 23, 2022 until after the closing of the Merger.
The suspension of the voluntary redemption of the Series B Redeemable Preferred Stock, voluntary redemptions of Series T Redeemable Preferred Stock and exercises of the Company Warrants is required by the Depositary in order to enable an accurate count of securities and to facilitate payment of the amounts due to the holders of the Series B Redeemable Preferred Stock, Series T Redeemable Preferred Stock and the Company’s common stock in connection with the Merger and to determine those holders of the Company’s common stock entitled to receive shares of common stock of Bluerock Homes Trust, Inc. (“BHM”) in the proposed spin-off of the Company’s single-family rental business to its common shareholders (the “Spin-Off” or the “Distribution”, and together with the Merger, the “Transactions”).
Any voluntary redemptions of Series B Redeemable Preferred Stock or Series T Redeemable Preferred Stock prior to the close of business on September 23, 2022 will be paid in cash in accordance with the standard redemption schedule. Any Company Warrant exercises submitted prior to the close of business on September 23, 2022 will be processed in accordance with the standard exercise schedule.
Effective as of the closing of the Merger, the Series B Redeemable Preferred Stock will be redeemed in cash for a redemption price equal to $1,000.00 (ie, full Stated Value), plus an amount equal to all accrued and unpaid dividends to and including the redemption date, without interest, per share of Series B Redeemable Preferred Stock.
Effective as of the closing of the Merger, the Series T Redeemable Preferred Stock will be redeemed in cash for a redemption price equal to $25.00 (ie, full Stated Value), plus an amount equal to all accrued and unpaid dividends to and including the redemption date, without interest, per share of Series T Redeemable Preferred Stock.
Company Warrants that are not exercised prior to their expiration will not be entitled to receive any consideration in connection with the Transactions. In order to implement the Spin-Off, the Depositary of the Company Warrants requires that exercises of Company Warrants be suspended from September 23, 2022 until after the closing of the Merger. Any Company Warrants not exercised prior to the close of business on September 23, 2022 will not be entitled to receive any common stock of BHM in the Spin-Off. The holder of any unexpired Company Warrant that exercises such Company Warrant after the closing of the Merger will only be entitled to receive a cash payment equal to the merger consideration of $24.25 per share less the exercise price.
Holders are urged to consult with their financial advisors as to the best and preferred course of action with regard to the Transactions. More information on the Merger is available in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed on March 11, 2022 and the supplements hereto, and more information on BHM is available in its registration statement on Form 10 filed on August 31, 2022 and any amendments or supplements thereto, which are available at www.sec.gov.
Information related to Company Warrants, including issue date, expiration date, forms, and the per share exercise price can all be found on the Company’s public website at: https://bluerockresidential.com/investors/series-b-preferred-stock-and-warrants/.
Impacted CUSIP numbers are listed in Annex A.
This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of federal and state securities laws and may be identified by words such as “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “goal,” “future,” “outlook,” “guidance,” “target,” “estimate” and similar words or expressions, including the negative version of such words and expressions. These forward-looking statements are based upon the Company’s present expectations, estimates and projections about the industry and markets in which the Company operates and beliefs of and assumptions made by Company management, involves uncertainty that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by suchforward-looking statements and are not guaranteed to occur. Furthermore, the Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, of new information, data or methods, future events or other changes . Investors should not place undue reliance upon these forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the reflected in these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, the Company’s actual results and performance could differ materially from those set forth in these forward -looking statements due to numerous factors. Factors that could have a material adverse effect on our operations, future prospects, the proposed Merger and the proposed separation of the Company’s single-family residential real estate business from the Company’s multi-family residential real estate business (the “Separation”) and the Distribution include, but are not limited to: the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement; the failure to satisfy any of the conditions to the completion of the Merger, the Separation or the Distribution; the risks that the market does not value BHM shares at net asset value; the failure to recognize the potential benefits of the Separation and the Distribution due to, among other reasons, BHM’s lack of liquidity, small market size or inability to grow and expand revenues and earnings following the Distribution; shareholder litigation in connection with the Merger, the Separation or the Distribution, which may affect the timing or occurrence of the Merger, the Separation or the Distribution or result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; the effect of the announcement of the Merger and the Separation and the Distribution on the ability of the Company to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with its tenants, v endors and others with whom it does business, or on its operating results and businesses generally; risks associated with the disruption of management’s attention from ongoing business operations due to the Merger and the Separation and the Distribution; the ability to meet expectations regarding the timing and completion of the Merger and the Separation and the Distribution; the possibility that any opinions, consents or approvals required in connection with the Separation and the Distribution will not be received or obtained in the expected time frame, on the expected terms or at all; and significant transaction costs, fees, expenses and charges. There can be no assurance that the Merger, the Separation, the Distribution or any other transaction described above will …