BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) (“American Tower”) announced today the expiration of its previously announced tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR) (“CoreSite”). American Tower intends to promptly complete the acquisition of CoreSite through a merger of one of its wholly owned subsidiaries with and into CoreSite.
The previously announced tender offer expired one minute after 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time) on Monday, December 27, 2021, and was not extended. The depositary for the tender offer advised American Tower and CoreSite that immediately prior to the tender offer’s expiration there were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn, a total of 31,443,126 shares of CoreSite’s common stock, representing approximately 71.15% of the shares of CoreSite’s common stock outstanding immediately prior to the tender offer’s expiration. Appleseed Merger Sub LLC, American Tower’s wholly owned subsidiary, accepted for payment all shares validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the tender offer and will promptly pay for all such tendered shares in accordance with the terms of the tender offer. Accordingly, American Tower intends to promptly consummate the merger of Appleseed Merger Sub LLC with and into CoreSite on December 28, 2021, with CoreSite continuing as the surviving corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of American Tower. In connection with the consummation of the merger, the CoreSite shares will be delisted and cease trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
In connection with the merger, each share of CoreSite common stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the merger (other than certain restricted shares and shares held by certain American Tower subsidiaries) will be converted into the right to receive $170.00 per share in cash, the same amount per share paid in the tender offer.
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