CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) (“CoreSite”), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center, cloud access and interconnection solutions across the U.S., today announced the sale of 2,120,000 shares of its common stock by investment funds affiliated with The Carlyle Group to Morgan Stanley, as the sole underwriter in connection with the offering.
Upon completion of the offering, investment funds affiliated with The Carlyle Group will continue to hold an aggregate of 8,605,390 partnership units in CoreSite’s operating partnership that they may elect to redeem in whole or in part for cash or, at CoreSite’s option, CoreSite may elect to acquire those operating partnership units submitted for redemption in exchange for shares of its common stock on a one-for-one basis. If all such operating partnership units were tendered for redemption and CoreSite elected to acquire such units in exchange for shares of its common stock, investment funds affiliated with The Carlyle Group would own an aggregate of 17.7% of CoreSite’s issued and outstanding common stock. The offering is expected to close and settle on or about May 7, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions. Neither CoreSite nor CoreSite’s management is selling any shares of common stock in the offering and CoreSite will not receive any of the proceeds from the offering of shares by the selling stockholders.
Morgan Stanley proposes to offer the shares of common stock to the public at a fixed price, which may be changed from time to time without notice.
CoreSite has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for the offering to which this communication relates. Before investing, you should read the prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC for information about CoreSite and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. A copy of the prospectus and any prospectus supplements may also be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014.
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 state or jurisdiction.
CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) delivers secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions to a growing customer ecosystem across eight key North American markets. More than 1,350 of the world’s leading enterprises, network operators, cloud providers, and supporting service providers choose CoreSite to connect, protect and optimize their performance-sensitive data, applications and computing workloads. Our scalable, flexible solutions and 450+ dedicated employees consistently deliver unmatched data center options — all of which leads to a best-in-class customer experience and lasting relationships.
Forward Looking Statements
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