Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
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Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

The information set forth in Item 1.01 below is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01, insofar as it relates to the entry into a material definitive agreement.

Item 1.01Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.

On June 29, 2017, Colony Starwood Homes (the “Company”) completed its previously announced acquisition of a portfolio of 3,106 single-family rental homes (the “GI Portfolio”) to the securities purchase agreement, dated as of June 5, 2017, between the Company and Waypoint/GI Venture, LLC. The consideration paid for the GI Portfolio was approximately $814.9 million, inclusive of the assumption of the Term Loan (as defined below).

Item 1.01Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

On June 29, 2017, in connection with the acquisition of the GI Portfolio, the Company, through the indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries acquired in the GI Portfolio transaction (the “Borrowers”), and CSH Property Three, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of the Company (“Equity Owner”) entered into an Amended and Restated Loan Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with the lenders party thereto (the “Lenders”), and Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch, N.A. (“Deutsche Bank”), as administrative agent and the other parties thereto and assumed $500.0 million of indebtedness (the “DB Loan”) secured by the GI Portfolio and the equity securities of the acquired property-owning entities listed below as the Borrowers.

The DB Loan is a floating rate loan with interest payable monthly based upon one-month LIBOR plus 2.875%. In connection with the origination of the DB Loan, the Borrowers entered into an interest rate cap for the initial term of the loan with a one-month LIBOR-based strike rate equal to an effective DB Loan interest rate of 4.875%.The DB Loan has a two-year term from the original funding date of December 15, 2016, with two, six-month extension options, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, following the December 15, 2018 original maturity date.

The DB Loan is secured by first priority mortgages on the properties in the GI Portfolio, as well as a first priority pledge of the equity interests of the Borrowers. The Loan Agreement requires that Borrowers comply with various affirmative and negative covenants that are customary for loans of this type, including limitations on indebtedness Borrowers can incur, limitations on sales and dispositions of the collateral properties, required maintenance of specified cash reserves, and various restrictions on the use of cash generated by the operations of the collateral properties while the DB Loan is outstanding. The Loan Agreement also includes customary events of default, the occurrence of which would allow the Lender to accelerate payment of all amounts outstanding thereunder and to require that all of the rental income associated with the real estate properties of the Borrowers, after payment of specified operating expenses, asset management fees and interest, be required to prepay the DB Loan.

In connection with the DB Loan, the Company’s operating partnership provided the Lenders with a limited recourse guaranty agreement customary for this type of loan under which it agreed to indemnify the Lenders against specified losses due to fraud, misrepresentation, misapplication of funds, physical waste and certain other loan covenants, as well as a guaranty of the entire amount of the DB Loan in the event that the Borrowers file insolvency proceedings or violate certain covenants that result in their being substantively consolidated with any other entity that is subject to a bankruptcy proceeding.

This description of the Loan Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Loan Agreement, to be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s 10-Q relating to the reporting period during which the Loan Agreement was executed.

Item 1.01Other Events.

On June 27, 2017, the underwriter in the Company’s underwritten public offering previously reported in the Company’s Form 8-K filed on June 9, 2017 (the “Offering”) purchased 3,454,978 additional common shares, $0.01 par value per share, of the Company (“Common Shares”) to the exercise in full of such underwriter’s option to purchase additional Common Shares. The net proceeds to the Company from exercise of the underwriter’s option were approximately $119.7 million, resulting in total net proceeds to the Company from the Offering of approximately $521.4 million, in each case after deducting estimated expenses payable by the Company. The Company intends to contribute the net proceeds from the exercise of the underwriter’s option to Colony Starwood Homes Partnership, L.P. (the “Operating Partnership”) in exchange for units of the Operating Partnership. The Operating Partnership intends to use the net proceeds from the exercise of the underwriter’s option to fund a portion of the acquisition of the GI Portfolio, to repay certain of the Company’s existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

On June 9, 2017, the Company voluntarily reduced the outstanding principal balances of its SWAY 2014 mortgage loan by $200.0 million and its CAH 2014-2 mortgage loan by $100.0 million. On June 20, the Company completed a payment for approximately $4.5 million to repay the remaining outstanding principle balance of its SWAY 2014 mortgage loan and terminated the loan.

On June 29, 2017, the Company voluntarily reduced the outstanding principal balance of the DB Loan by $50.0 million.

About Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR)

Colony Starwood Homes, formerly Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through two segments: single-family rental (SFRs), which includes the business activities associated with its investments in residential properties, and non-performing residential mortgage loans (NPLs), which includes the business activities associated with its investments in NPLs. The Company identifies and pursues individual home acquisition opportunities through various sources, including multiple listing services (MLS) listings, foreclosure auctions and short sales. The Company’s portfolio includes approximately 34,670 owned homes and homes underlying NPLs. Its homes are located in South Florida, Atlanta, Houston, Tampa, Dallas, Denver, Chicago, Orlando, Southern California, Northern California, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Colony Starwood Partnership, L.P. is a limited partnership through which the Company conducts substantially all of its business.

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