GRIFFIN INDUSTRIAL REALTY, INC. (NASDAQ:GRIF) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

GRIFFIN INDUSTRIAL REALTY, INC. (NASDAQ:GRIF) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

The information set forth in Item 2.03 below regarding a new financial obligation is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01.

Item 2.03.

Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-BalanceSheet Arrangement of a Registrant

On July 14, 2017, a subsidiary of Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. (“Griffin” or the “Registrant”) closed on the refinancing of its nonrecourse mortgage loan (the “Existing Loan”) with Berkshire Bank (“Berkshire”) that was collateralized by 100 International Drive (“100 International”), an approximately 304,000 square foot industrial/warehouse building in New England Tradeport, Griffin’s industrial park in Windsor and East Granby, Connecticut. 100 International is fully leased to a tenant that recently entered into an amendment to extend its lease through July 31, 2025, six years beyond the original lease expiration date.

Immediately prior to the refinancing, the Existing Loan had a balance of approximately $10.1 million with a maturity date of February 1, 2019. The refinanced mortgage loan (the “New Loan”) is for $10.6 million, has a ten year term with principal payments based on a twenty-five year amortization schedule and is collateralized by 100 International. The New Loan has a variable interest rate based on the one-month LIBOR rate plus 2.05%, but Griffin entered into an interest rate swap agreement with Berkshire that effectively fixes the interest rate on the New Loan at 4.39% over the term of the New Loan. The Existing Loan had a variable interest rate that was effectively fixed at 6.35% through an interest rate swap agreement with Berkshire. Griffin paid approximately $0.3 million at closing to terminate the interest rate swap agreement on the Existing Loan. The excess proceeds from the loan refinancing were used to pay for the termination of the interest rate swap agreement on the Existing Loan and other transaction costs related to the refinancing.

Item 7.01.

Regulation FD Disclosure

A copy of Griffin’s July 17, 2017 press release announcing the closing of the New Loan is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits

Exhibit 99.1:Griffin’s July 17, 2017 Press Release (attached hereto).

Forward-Looking Statements:

This Current Report on Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section

21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Although Griffin believes that its plans, intentions and expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved. The forward-looking statements disclosed herein, are based on assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by Griffin as of the date hereof, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive and regulatory uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Griffin. Griffin’s actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including those set forth in Item 1A under the heading “Risk Factors” in Griffin’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2016 and Griffin’s other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Griffin disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K except as required by law.

EX-99.1 2 grif-20170714ex991588658.htm grif_Current Folio_8K_Berkshire_Ex 991         NEWS FROM:     Exhibit 99.1         GRIFFIN INDUSTRIAL REALTY,…
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Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. (Griffin), formerly Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc., is engaged in real estate business. The Company is principally involved in developing, managing and leasing industrial and commercial properties. It owns over 30 buildings consisting of approximately 3.0 million square feet. Approximately 86% of this square footage is industrial/warehouse space, with the balance principally being office/flex space. It leases approximately 89% of its industrial/warehouse space and approximately 85% of its office/flex space. Its commercial and industrial development is focused on NE Tradeport, an industrial park near Bradley International Airport, and Interstate 91, which is located in Windsor and East Granby, Connecticut. Its other commercial development in Connecticut is the combination of its buildings in Griffin Center in Windsor and Bloomfield, Connecticut, and Griffin Center South in Bloomfield. Its residential developments include Simsbury, Suffield and others.

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