VICI Properties Inc. (NYSE: VICI) (“VICI Properties” or the “Company”), an experiential asset real estate investment trust, today announced the Company used net proceeds from the issuance of 65,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock completed on September 14, 2021 and proceeds from settlement of the forward sale agreement entered into in June of 2020 (representing 26,900,000 shares of the Company’s common stock) to repay in full approximately $2,102.5 million of existing indebtedness, including accrued interest, under the seven-year senior secured first lien term loan B facility (the “Term Loan B Facility”) originally entered into in December 2017. In connection with the payoff of the Term Loan B Facility, the related interest rate swap agreements were also terminated and the Company incurred breakage costs of approximately $66.9 million. The Company’s five-year first lien revolving credit facility originally entered into in December 2017 remains in place and undrawn, following the repayment of the Term Loan B Facility.
“The repayment of the Term Loan B Facility retires all of the secured debt on VICI Properties’ balance sheet,” said David Kieske, Chief Financial Officer of VICI Properties. “Since VICI’s inception approximately four years ago, we have been committed to pursuing an investment grade capital structure and this repayment of the secured Term Loan B Facility continues VICI’s track record of disciplined capital allocation and ultimate goal of achieving an investment grade rating.”
About VICI Properties
VICI Properties Inc. is an experiential real estate investment trust that owns one of the largest portfolios of market-leading gaming, hospitality and entertainment destinations, including the world-renowned Caesars Palace. VICI Properties’ national, geographically diverse portfolio consists of 28 gaming facilities comprising over 47 million square feet and features approximately 17,800 hotel rooms and more than 200 restaurants, bars, nightclubs and sportsbooks. Its properties are leased to industry leading gaming and hospitality operators, including Caesars Entertainment, Inc., Century Casinos, Inc., the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Hard Rock International Inc., JACK Entertainment LLC and Penn National Gaming, Inc. VICI Properties also has an investment in the Chelsea Piers, New York facility and owns four championship golf courses and 34 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip. VICI Properties’ strategy is to create the nation’s highest quality and most productive experiential real estate portfolio.
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