Westfield America, Inc. (NYSE:WEA) to raise %75 million

28 December 1998

Countries: United States

Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 1998 – Westfield America, Inc. (NYSE: WEA) announced today it will issue $75 million in convertible preferred stock in a private placement.

The preferred stock will be convertible into common stock at the equivalent of $18.00 per share and will have a coupon equal to Westfield America’s common stock dividends or 8.5%, whichever is higher. Of this preferred stock, $25 million will be held by Westfield America Trust, an affiliate of Westfield America, but will not be convertible into common stock until approved by Westfield America’s shareholders.

The preferred stock and the common stock into which it may be converted have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

Of the $75 million raised, $40 million will be used to acquire an additional 50% interest in Santa Anita Fashion Park, giving Westfield America an 89.7% interest in the super regional shopping center located in Arcadia, CA. The remaining $35 million will be used to reduce outstandings under Westfield America’s corporate credit facility.