According to Business Wire, KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. announced that it has priced its previously announced private offering of $125.0 million aggregate principal amount of 6.125% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023. KREF also has granted to the initial purchasers of the Notes an option to purchase up to an additional $18.75 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes during a 13-day period beginning on, and including, the closing date of the offering of the Notes. The offering of the Notes is expected to close on May 18, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.
The Notes will be KREF’s senior unsecured obligations. The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 6.125% per year, payable semi-annually in arrears on May 15 and November 15 of each year, beginning on November 15, 2018. The Notes will mature on May 15, 2023, unless they have been repurchased or converted earlier.
The initial conversion rate for the Notes is 43.9386 shares of KREF’s common stock per $1,000 principal amount of Notes, which represents a 10% conversion premium over the last reported sale price of $20.69 per share of KREF’s common stock on The New York Stock Exchange on May 15, 2018.
Prior to February 15, 2023, the Notes will be convertible only upon satisfaction of certain conditions and during certain periods, and thereafter, at any time until the close of business on the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding the maturity date. KREF will satisfy any conversion elections by paying or delivering, as the case may be, cash, shares of KREF’s common stock or a combination of cash and shares of KREF’s common stock, at its election.