DDR Prices $450 Million Offering of 4.700% Senior Unsecured Notes

May 23, 2017

DDR Prices $450 Million Offering of 4.700% Senior Unsecured Notes

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) today announced the pricing of $450 million of senior unsecured notes in an underwritten public offering.  The offering consists of $450 million of 4.700% notes due 2027.  The notes are being offered to investors at a price of 99.817% with a yield to maturity of 4.723%.  Interest on the notes will be paid semi-annually on June 1 and December 1, beginning December 1, 2017.  The offering is expected to close on or about May 26, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Jefferies LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are serving as joint book-running managers for the offering. BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, Capital One Securities, Inc., Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. are serving as senior co-managers, and FTN Financial Securities Corp., The Huntington Investment Company, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. and The Williams Capital Group, L.P. are serving as co-managers, for the offering.

DDR intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the notes to repay debt under its $750 million unsecured revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes, which may include the repayment of secured and unsecured debt from time to time.

The notes are being offered pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement that has previously been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").  The offering will be made solely by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus filed with the SEC.  You may obtain these documents without charge from the SEC at www.sec.gov.  Alternatively, you may request copies of these documents by contacting Jefferies LLC, 520 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022, Attention:  Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, or by calling 1-877-877-0696; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10179, Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk – 3rd floor, telephone: (212) 834-4533 (collect); or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 608 2nd Avenue South, Suite 1000, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402, Attention: WFS Customer Service; by calling toll-free: 1-800-645-3751 or by emailing: wfscustomerservice@wellsfargo.com.

This release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted.

ABOUT DDR Corp.
DDR is an owner and manager of 309 value-oriented shopping centers representing 103 million square feet in 35 states and Puerto Rico. The Company owns a high-quality portfolio of open-air shopping centers in major metropolitan areas that provide a highly-compelling shopping experience and merchandise mix for retail partners and consumers. The Company actively manages its assets with a focus on creating long-term shareholder value. DDR is a self-administered and self-managed REIT operating as a fully integrated real estate company, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol DDR.

Safe Harbor 
DDR considers portions of the information in this press release to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, both as amended, with respect to the Company's expectation for future periods. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including, among other factors, local conditions such as supply of space or a reduction in demand for real estate in the area; competition from other available space; dependence on rental income from real property; the loss of, significant downsizing of or bankruptcy of a major tenant; redevelopment and construction activities may not achieve a desired return on investment; our ability to buy or sell assets on commercially reasonable terms; our ability to complete acquisitions or dispositions of assets under contract; our ability to secure equity or debt financing on commercially acceptable terms or at all; our ability to enter into definitive agreements with regard to our financing and joint venture arrangements or our failure to satisfy conditions to the completion of these arrangements; the success of our deleveraging strategy; and any impact or results from the Company's portfolio transition or any change in strategy. For additional factors that could cause the results of the Company to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.

 

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SOURCE DDR Corp.

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