Annaly Capital Management Prices 16M Shares Offering
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY) today announced that it has priced a public offering of 16 million shares of its 7.50% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (the “Series D Preferred Stock”), liquidation preference $25.00 per share, for gross proceeds of approximately $400 million. The offering is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close on or about September 13, 2012.
In connection with the offering, Annaly has granted the underwriters an option for 30 days to purchase up to an additional 2.4 million shares of the Series D Preferred Stock to cover overallotments, if any.
Annaly expects to use the proceeds of this offering to purchase mortgage-backed securities for its investment portfolio and for general corporate purposes, which may include the retirement of its long-term indebtedness, additional investments and repayment of short term indebtedness.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, UBS Securities LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and RBC Capital Markets, LLC are acting as the joint book-running managers for the offering. Barclays Capital Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated are acting as co-managers for the offering.
Annaly has filed a shelf registration statement and prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and will file a prospectus supplement for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus and other documents Annaly has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Annaly and this offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at http://www.sec.gov. Alternatively, Annaly, the underwriters or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send you the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus if you request them by contacting: