ARCP sets spinoff of $2.2B multi-tenant shopping center unit

|By:, SA News Editor

The new company, American Realty Capital Centers, will operate under the name ARCenters and trade on the Nasdaq with symbol ARCM. ARCP will retain a 25% interest in ARCM.

ARCenters will initially own 69 multi-tenant shopping centers with estimated 2014 NOI of $139M. Other than ARCP Chairman and CEO Nicholas Schorsch, no directors or employees of the parent will be directors of the new company.

ARCP President David Kay: "We recognized that the market was not giving us full value for our high-quality shopping centers." He expects leverage of ARCP to fall to 7x after the spinoff, the combined dividend to increase 7.3%, and AFFO per share accretion.

ARCP common shareholders will receive 1 share of ARCenters for every 10 shares of ARCP common stock.

CC at 10:30 ET

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