SOURCE: Investors Real Estate Trust

October 17, 2007 20:05 ET

Investors Real Estate Trust Announces Pricing of Offering of 6,000,000 Common Shares of Beneficial Interest

MINOT, ND--(Marketwire - October 17, 2007) - Investors Real Estate Trust (NASDAQ: IRETS), a real estate investment trust with a diversified portfolio of multi-family residential and commercial office, medical, industrial and retail properties located primarily in the upper Midwest, today announced the pricing of its public offering of 6,000,000 common shares of beneficial interest at $10.20 per share (before underwriting discounts and commissions). The Company has granted the underwriters an option to acquire up to an additional 900,000 common shares of beneficial interest at the public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any. Total net proceeds to the Company will be approximately $57.6 million, or approximately $66.3 million if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.

Robert W. Baird & Co., Incorporated is the bookrunning manager for the offering. D.A. Davidson & Co. and J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, Inc. are co-managers.

A registration statement relating to these securities was filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained from:

Robert W. Baird & Co., Incorporated
Attn:  Syndicate Department
777 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53202
Tel.: (414) 765-3632

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Michelle R. Saari
    Investors Real Estate Trust
    PO Box 1988
    12 Main Street South
    Minot, North Dakota 58701
    701.837.4738 phone
    701.838.8875 fax
    info@iret.com e-mail
    www.iret.com