SOURCE: Duke Realty Corporation

Duke Realty Corporation

August 06, 2009 19:10 ET

Duke Realty Corporation Sells $500 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - August 6, 2009) - Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE), a leading industrial and office property REIT, announced today that its operating partnership, Duke Realty Limited Partnership ("the Operating Partnership"), has priced $500 million of its senior unsecured notes in an underwritten public offering. The offering consists of $250 million of 7.375% notes due 2015 offered through Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, and UBS Securities LLC, as joint book-running managers, and $250 million of 8.25% notes due 2019 offered through Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, and UBS Securities LLC, as joint book-running managers, as well as Barclays Capital, Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc., Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., RBC Capital Markets Corporation, RBS Securities Inc., Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. acting as co-managers. The offering is expected to close on August 11, 2009.

The Operating Partnership presently intends to use the net proceeds to reduce its outstanding indebtedness.

Copies of the prospectus supplement may be obtained from Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 1525 West W.T. Harris Blvd., NC0675, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262, Attention: Syndicate Operations, telephone 1-800-326-5897; Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, 180 Varick Street, New York, New York 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department, telephone (866)-718-1649; or UBS Securities, LLC, 299 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10171, Attention: Prospectus Department, telephone 1-877-827-6444, ext. 561-3884.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation in such jurisdiction.

About Duke Realty Corporation

Duke Realty Corporation owns and operates approximately 136 million rentable square feet of industrial and office space in 20 U.S. cities. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke is available at www.dukerealty.com.

Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, including, among others, statements regarding the company's future financial position, projected financing sources, future transactions with joint venture partners, future dividends, and future performance, are forward-looking statements. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the company, members of its management team, as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based, and generally are identified by the use of words such as "may," "will," "seeks," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "plans," "intends," "should," or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Many of these factors are beyond the company's abilities to control or predict. Such factors include, but are not limited to, (i) general adverse economic and local real estate conditions, including the current economic recession; (ii) the inability of major tenants to continue paying their rent obligations due to bankruptcy, insolvency or a general downturn in their business; (iii) financing risks, such as the inability to obtain equity, debt or other sources of financing or refinancing on favorable terms, if at all; (iv) the company's ability to raise capital by selling its assets; (v) changes in governmental laws and regulations; (vi) the level and volatility of interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates; (vii) valuation of joint venture investments, (viii) valuation of marketable securities and other investments; (ix) increases in operating costs; (x) changes in the dividend policy for the company's common stock; (xi) the reduction in the company's income in the event of multiple lease terminations by tenants; and (xii) impairment charges. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company refers you to the section entitled "Risk Factors" contained in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008. Copies of each filing may be obtained from the company or the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The risks included here are not exhaustive and undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations. All written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the company, its management, or persons acting on their behalf are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time unless otherwise required by law.

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