Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. announced that it has launched an underwritten public offering of $200,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 (the “Notes”). The Company expects to grant the underwriters a 13-day option to purchase up to an additional $30.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes solely to cover over-allotments, if any.
Prior to August 15, 2025, the Notes will be convertible only upon certain circumstances and during certain periods, and thereafter will be convertible at any time prior to the close of business on the second scheduled trading day prior to maturity of the Notes. Upon conversion, holders will receive cash, shares of common stock of the Company, (the “Common Stock”) or a combination thereof at the Company’s election. The Notes will be issued under the Company’s currently effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The interest rate, conversion rate and other terms of the Notes will be determined at the time of pricing of the offering. The Notes will be the Company’s senior unsecured obligations and will rank equally with all of its present and future senior unsecured debt and senior to any future subordinated debt.
BofA Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities are the joint book-running managers of the offering.
In connection with the pricing of the Notes, the Company expects to enter into one or more privately negotiated capped call transactions with one or more of the underwriters or their respective affiliates or other financial institutions (the “Option Counterparties”). The capped call transactions will cover, subject to customary adjustments, the number of shares of Common Stock underlying the Notes. The capped call transactions are generally expected to reduce the potential dilution to the Common Stock upon any conversion of the Notes and/or offset any cash payments the Company is required to make in excess of the principal amount of such converted Notes, as the case may be, with such reduction and/or offset subject to a cap.
In connection with establishing their initial hedges of the capped call transactions, the Option Counterparties or their respective affiliates expect to purchase shares of Common Stock and/or enter into various derivative transactions with respect to the Common Stock concurrently with or shortly after the pricing of the Notes. This activity could increase (or reduce the size of any decrease in) the market price of the Common Stock or the Notes at that time.
In addition, the Option Counterparties or their respective affiliates may modify their hedge positions by entering into or unwinding various derivatives with respect to the Common Stock and/or purchasing or selling Common Stock or other securities of the Company in secondary market transactions following the pricing of the Notes and prior to the maturity of the Notes (and are likely to do so following any conversion, purchase, or redemption of the Notes, to the extent the Company exercises the relevant election under the capped call transactions). This activity could also cause or avoid an increase or a decrease in the market price of the Common Stock or the Notes, which could affect the ability of holders to convert the Notes. To the extent the activity occurs during any observation period related to a conversion of the Notes, it could also affect the number of shares of Common Stock and value of the consideration that holders will receive upon conversion of the Notes.
The Company intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes to pay the cost of the capped call transactions. If the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option to purchase additional Notes, the Company expects to use a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of such additional Notes to enter into additional capped call transactions. The Company will contribute the remaining net proceeds to its operating partnership. The operating partnership will use the remaining net proceeds to reduce its outstanding indebtedness, including amounts outstanding under the Company’s senior unsecured revolving credit facility and term loans.
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.
Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and base prospectus relating to the Notes may be obtained by contacting BofA Securities, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte NC 28255-0001, Attention: Prospectus Department, email: firstname.lastname@example.org and Deutsche Bank Securities, Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836, by email to email@example.com, or by telephone at (800) 503-4611.
About Summit Hotel Properties, Inc.
Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. is a publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on owning premium-branded hotels with efficient operating models primarily in the Upscale segment of the lodging industry. As of January 6, 2021, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 72 hotels, 67 of which were wholly owned, with a total of 11,288 guestrooms located in 23 states.