Debt of the Operating Partnership
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2021
|Tanger Properties Limited Partnership [Member]|
|Debt of the Operating Partnership||Debt of the Operating Partnership
The debt of the Operating Partnership as of December 31, 2021 and 2020 consisted of the following (in thousands):
(1)Includes premiums and net of debt discount and unamortized debt origination costs. Excludes $4.8 million and $1.5 million of unamortized debt origination costs related to unsecured lines of credit as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, recorded in prepaids and other assets in the Consolidated Balance Sheet. Unamortized debt origination costs were $12.9 million and $9.5 million as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Amortization of deferred debt origination costs included in interest expense for the years ended December 31, 2021, 2020 and 2019 was $4.0 million, $3.6 million and $3.0 million, respectively.
(2)The effective interest rate assigned during the purchase price allocation to the Atlantic City mortgages assumed during the acquisition in 2011 was 5.05%.
(3)Principal and interest due monthly with remaining principal due at maturity.
Certain of our properties, which had a net book value of approximately $153.8 million at December 31, 2021, serve as collateral for mortgages payable. As of December 31, 2021, we maintained unsecured lines of credit that provided for borrowings of up to $520.0 million. The unsecured lines of credit as of December 31, 2021 included a $20.0 million liquidity line and a $500.0 million syndicated line. As of December 31, 2021 and following the July amendments discussed below, the syndicated line may be increased up to $1.2 billion through an accordion feature in certain circumstances.
The unsecured lines of credit and senior unsecured notes include covenants that require the maintenance of certain ratios, including debt service coverage and leverage, and limit the payment of dividends such that dividends and distributions will not exceed funds from operations, as defined in the agreements, for the prior fiscal year on an annual basis or 95% of funds from operations on a cumulative basis. As of December 31, 2021, we believe we were in compliance with all of our debt covenants.
Unsecured term loan
In March 2021 and June 2021, we paid down a total of $50.0 million of borrowings under our $350.0 million unsecured term loan with cash on hand, reducing the outstanding balance to $300.0 million as of December 31, 2021.
Redemption of the 2023 and 2024 Senior Notes and public offering of aggregate $400.0 Million Unsecured Senior Notes due 2031
In April 2021, we completed a partial redemption of $150.0 million aggregate principal amount of our $250.0 million 3.875% senior notes due December 2023, for $163.0 million in cash, which includes a make-whole premium of $13.0 million and the write-off of approximately $1.0 million of debt discount and debt origination costs. The make-whole premium and the write-off of debt discount and debt origination costs was recorded as a loss on early extinguishment of debt within the consolidated statements of operations. Subsequent to this redemption, $100.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes remained outstanding, until the redemption in August 2021, described below.
In August 2021, we completed a public offering of $400.0 million in senior notes due 2031. The notes were priced at 98.552% of the principal amount to yield 2.917% to maturity. The notes pay interest semi-annually at a rate of 2.750% per annum and mature on September 1, 2031. The aggregate net proceeds from the offering, after deducting the underwriting discount and offering expenses, were approximately $390.7 million. We used the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to redeem all remaining 3.875% senior notes due 2023, $100.0 million in aggregate principal amount outstanding, and all 3.750% senior notes due 2024, $250.0 million in aggregate principal outstanding. The redemptions occurred in September 2021 and included a make-whole premium of $31.9 million and the write-off of approximately $1.9 million of debt discount and debt origination costs. The make-whole premium and the write-off of debt discount and origination costs was recorded as a loss on early extinguishment of debt within the consolidated statements of operations. The remaining proceeds were used for general corporate purposes.
Unsecured Lines of Credit Extension
In July 2021, we amended our unsecured lines of credit and extended the maturity date from October 2021 to July 2025, which may be extended by an additional year by exercising two six-month extension options. The amendment eliminated the LIBOR floor, which was previously 0.25%, and entitles us to a one basis point annual reduction in the interest rate if we meet certain sustainability thresholds. Other pricing terms remained the same. The lines provide for borrowings of up to $520.0 million, including a $20.0 million liquidity line and a $500.0 million syndicated line. A 0.25% facility fee is due annually on the entire committed amount of each facility. In certain circumstances, total line capacity may be increased to $1.2 billion through an accordion feature in the syndicated line.
Atlantic City Mortgage
During 2021, we completed the principal payments of certain mortgage notes secured by the Atlantic City property with stated interest rates that ranged from 5.14% to 6.27% and which were scheduled to mature in 2021. The effective interest rate for the remaining notes remains 5.05% as established upon acquisition. The stated rates for the remaining secured notes ranged from 6.44% to 7.65% with maturity dates between December 2024 and December 2026.
In October 2021, the joint venture that owns the Southaven, MS outlet center exercised its option to extend the maturity of the Southaven, MS mortgage to April 2023 and paid down the principal balance by $11.3 million to $40.1 million. The interest rate remains LIBOR + 1.80%. The outlet center is consolidated for financial reporting purposes and we funded the entire $11.3 million.
Unsecured lines of credit and Term Loan Covenant Modifications
In June 2020, we amended the debt agreements for our lines of credit and bank term loan, primarily to improve future covenant flexibility. The amendments, among other things, allow us to access the existing surge leverage provision, which provides for an increase to the maximum thresholds to 65% from 60% for total leverage and unsecured leverage, for twelve months starting July 1, 2020, during which time share repurchases are prohibited. Additionally, the leverage covenants are determined based on the calculation period which is modified to be based on the immediately preceding three calendar month period annualized for the calculation date occurring on December 31, 2020; the immediately preceding six calendar month period annualized for the calculation date occurring on March 31, 2021; the immediately preceding nine calendar month period annualized for the calculation date occurring on June 30, 2021; and for all other calculation dates occurring during the term on the agreement, the immediately preceding twelve calendar month period. Some definitional modifications related to the calculation of certain covenants are permanent, including the netting of cash balances in excess of $30.0 million (or debt maturing in the next 24 months, if less) as well as using adjusted EBITDA, which adds back general and administrative expenses not attributable to the subsidiaries or properties and deducts a management fee of 3% of rental revenues in liability and asset calculations for certain covenants. The amendments revised the interest rate to provide a LIBOR floor of 0.25% for the portions of the lines of credit and bank term loan that are not fixed with an interest rate swap. Although the amended covenants provide additional flexibility and we expect to remain in compliance with such covenants, the potential impacts from COVID-19 are highly uncertain and therefore could impact covenant compliance in the future.
Unsecured Lines of Credit
In March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we drew down approximately $599.8 million under our unsecured lines of credit to increase liquidity and preserve financial flexibility to help ensure that we are able to meet our obligations for a sustained period. Beginning in June 2020 through August 2020, we repaid the entire $599.8 million outstanding balance bringing the outstanding balance to zero as of December 31, 2020.
Interest Rate Spread over LIBOR
In February 2020, due to a change in our credit rating, our interest rate spread over LIBOR on our $600.0 million unsecured line of credit facility increased from 0.875% to 1.0% and our annual facility fee increased from 0.15% to 0.20%. In addition, our interest rate spread over LIBOR on our $350.0 million unsecured term loan increased from 0.90% to 1.0%.
Maturities of our consolidated existing long-term debt as of December 31, 2021 for the next five years and thereafter are as follows (in thousands):
Given the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have considered our short-term (one year or less from the date of filing these financial statements) liquidity needs and the adequacy of our estimated cash flows from operating activities and other financing sources to meet these needs. These other sources include but are not limited to: existing cash, ongoing relationships with certain financial institutions, our ability to sell debt or issue equity subject to market conditions and proceeds from the potential sale of non-core assets. We believe that we have access to the necessary financing to fund our short-term liquidity needs.
The entire disclosure for information about short-term and long-term debt arrangements, which includes amounts of borrowings under each line of credit, note payable, commercial paper issue, bonds indenture, debenture issue, own-share lending arrangements and any other contractual agreement to repay funds, and about the underlying arrangements, rationale for a classification as long-term, including repayment terms, interest rates, collateral provided, restrictions on use of assets and activities, whether or not in compliance with debt covenants, and other matters important to users of the financial statements, such as the effects of refinancing and noncompliance with debt covenants.
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