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8-K
WASHINGTON PRIME GROUP INC. filed this Form 8-K on 07/26/2018
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transaction as detailed below. Southgate Mall, a Tier One asset, is a dominant hybrid town center which features specialty grocer Lucky’s Market and a nine-screen dine-in AMC theatre.

Dispositions

The Company completed the sale of the first tranche of restaurant outparcels to FCPT Acquisitions, LLC ("Four Corners") pursuant to the purchase and sale agreement executed on September 20, 2017 between the Company and Four Corners. The first tranche, which was completed during the first quarter of 2018, consisted of 10 outparcels, with an allocated purchase price of approximately $13.7 million. A portion of the net proceeds of approximately $13.5 million was used to partially fund the acquisition of four Sears parcels on April 11, 2018, as discussed above, and for general corporate purposes. Additionally, on June 29, 2018, the Company completed the sale of the second tranche, which consisted of five outparcels, for an allocated purchase price of approximately $9.5 million. The Company expects to close on the remaining outparcel sales of approximately $44.1 million of during the second half of 2018, subject to due diligence and closing conditions.

Mortgage Loans

On June 8, 2018, the Company exercised the first of three options to extend the maturity date of the $65.0 million term loan secured by Weberstown Mall, a Tier One asset located in Stockton, California, for one year. The extended maturity date is June 8, 2019, subject to two one-year extensions available at the Company’s option subject to compliance with the terms of the underlying loan agreement and payment of customary extension fees.

Redevelopment Highlights

The Company continues to make progress on its major redevelopment projects. Anchor repositioning and tenant diversification remain among the Company’s most attractive uses of capital given the returns and benefit to a center’s longer term competitive positioning. Recent redevelopment highlights include:
Grand Central Mall, a Tier One property located in Parkersburg, West Virginia - Ulta Beauty and Five Below will replace a former H. H. Gregg anchor space and are expected to open in the fall of 2018. The addition of Ulta Beauty and Five Below follows the announcement of a 20,000-square-foot H&M opening in the fall of 2018 at Grand Central Mall, which will replace the former Elder-Beerman department store. Apart from Ulta Beauty, Five Below and H&M, Grand Central Mall has seen approximately 37,000 square feet of new or remodeled tenants open over the past 24 months.
During the second quarter of 2018, the Company proactively gained control of six Sears department store spaces for future redevelopment efforts. The Sears properties are located at the following Tier One enclosed retail properties: Longview Mall, located in Longview, Texas; Polaris Fashion Place®, located in Columbus, Ohio; Southern Hills Mall, located in Sioux City, Iowa; Southern Park Mall, located in Youngstown, Ohio; Town Center at Aurora, located in Aurora, Colorado; and WestShore Plaza, located in Tampa, Florida. With the exception of Southern Park Mall, Sears will continue to operate at these locations while redevelopment plans are finalized.
The RoomPlace will join the tenant lineup at three of the Company’s enclosed retail properties. The Company has finalized leases with The RoomPlace, a dynamic home furnishings retailer, at the following locations: Dayton Mall, located in Dayton, Ohio; Lincolnwood Town Center, located in Lincolnwood, Illinois; and The Mall at Fairfield Commons, located in Dayton, Ohio. Along with The RoomPlace store at Northwoods Mall, located in Peoria, Illinois, which is performing above the Company’s expectations, the four locations will comprise over 250,000 total square feet within the Washington Prime Group portfolio.

2018 Guidance

The Company reaffirms guidance for fiscal 2018 net income attributable to common shareholders in the range of $0.26 to $0.36 per diluted share and fiscal 2018 FFO in a range of $1.48 to $1.56 per diluted share. The guidance includes the closing of the acquisition of Southgate Mall, located in Missoula, Montana, and assumes the closing of the remaining tranches of the Four Corners outparcel dispositions later in third quarter of 2018. The estimated net income and FFO exclude the impact of potential net gains on the extinguishment of debt and any future gains from the remaining Four Corners outparcel dispositions. There were no other significant changes to key assumptions previously provided, which are detailed in the second quarter 2018 Supplemental Information report available on the Company’s website.




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