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SOURCE Parkway Properties, Inc.
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Parkway Properties, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE:PKY) announced today that the Company will hold a Special Meeting of its Stockholders (the "Special Meeting") on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on the 24th floor of the Bank of America Center, 390 N. Orange Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801. The record date for determination of stockholders entitled to vote at the Special Meeting has been set as the close of business on Monday, November 11, 2013. At the Special Meeting, the Company's stockholders will vote on the previously announced agreement and plan of merger pursuant to which Thomas Properties Group, Inc. will merge with and into the Company in a stock-for-stock transaction, as well as other related proposals.
About Parkway Properties
Parkway Properties, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust specializing in the acquisition, ownership and management of quality office properties in higher growth submarkets in the Sunbelt region of the United States. Parkway owns or has an interest in 46 office properties located in eight states with an aggregate of approximately 13.3 million square feet at July 1, 2013. Parkway also offers fee-based real estate services which manage and/or lease approximately 11.8 million square feet for third parties as of July 1, 2013. Additional information about Parkway is available on the company's website at www.pky.com.
Forward Looking Statement
Certain statements in this release that are not in the present or past tense or discuss the Company's expectations (including the use of the words anticipate, believe, forecast, intends, expects, project, or similar expressions) are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws and as such are based upon the Company's current belief as to the outcome and timing of future events. Examples of forward-looking statements include projected net operating income, cap rates, internal rates of return, future dividend payment rates, forecasts of FFO accretion, projected capital improvements, expected sources of financing, expectations as to the timing of closing of acquisitions, dispositions, or other transactions, including the Investment, and descriptions relating to these expectations. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Company will be those anticipated by the Company. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond the control of the Company) and are subject to change based upon various factors, including but not limited to the following risks and uncertainties: changes in the real estate industry and in performance of the financial markets; the actual or perceived impact of U.S. monetary policy; the demand for and market acceptance of the Company's properties for rental purposes; the ability of the Company to enter into new leases or renewal leases on favorable terms; the amount and growth of the Company's expenses; tenant financial difficulties and general economic conditions, including interest rates, as well as economic conditions in those areas where the Company owns properties; risks associated with joint venture partners; the risks associated with the ownership and development of real property; the failure to acquire or sell properties as and when anticipated; termination of property management contracts; the bankruptcy or insolvency of companies for which the Company provides property management services or the sale of these properties; the outcome of claims and litigation involving or affecting the Company; the ability to satisfy conditions necessary to close pending transactions and the ability to successfully integrate pending transactions; risks associated with acquisitions, including the integration of Thomas Property Group, Inc.'s businesses; risks associated with achieving expected synergies or cost savings; risks associated with the Company's ability to consummate the mergers and the timing of the closing of the mergers with Thomas Properties Group, Inc. and Thomas Properties Group, L.P.; and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties occur, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, the Company's business, financial condition, liquidity, cash flows and results could differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Any forward looking statements speaks only as of the date on which it is made. New risks and uncertainties arise over time, and it is not possible for us to predict the occurrence of those matters or the manner in which they may affect us. The Company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements except as may be required by law.
Additional Information about the Proposed Merger and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed merger transaction with Thomas Properties Group, Inc. ("Thomas Properties"), the Company has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 that includes a joint proxy statement of the Company and Thomas Properties that also constitutes a prospectus of Parkway. The Company and Thomas Properties also plan to file other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. INVESTORS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. You may obtain a free copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents filed by the Company and Thomas Properties with the SEC at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed by the Company with the SEC will be available free of charge on the Company's website at www.pky.com or by contacting Parkway Investor Relations at (407) 650-0593. Copies of the documents filed by Thomas Properties with the SEC will be available free of charge on Thomas Properties' website at www.tpgre.com or by contacting Thomas Properties Investor Relations at (213) 613-1900. The Company and Thomas Properties and their respective directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. You can find information about the Company's executive officers and directors in the Company's definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on April 4, 2013. You can find information about Thomas Properties' executive officers and directors in Thomas Properties' definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on April 30, 2013. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants is included in the joint proxy statement/prospectus and may be included in other relevant documents filed with the SEC if and when they become available. You may obtain free copies of these documents from the Company or Thomas Properties using the sources indicated above. This document shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933.
Director of Investor Relations
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