OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. (Nasdaq:ATAX) (the "Partnership") announced today that it redeemed its interest in the Villages at Lost Creek mortgage revenue bond at above the bond's par value. The bond was redeemed for approximately $18.7 million and the carrying value of this bond was approximately $15.9 million resulting in a gain of approximately $2.8 million. This gain is Tier 2 income as defined by the Partnership's Agreement of Limited Partnership with approximately $2.1 million of gain allocated to the limited partners. Approximately $15.7 million of the proceeds were used to pay down outstanding debt as this mortgage revenue bond was leveraged in one of the Partnership's financing facilities.
About America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. was formed for the primary purpose of acquiring, holding, selling and otherwise dealing with a portfolio of mortgage revenue bonds which have been issued to provide construction and/or permanent financing of multifamily residential apartments. The Partnership is pursuing a business strategy of acquiring additional mortgage revenue bonds on a leveraged basis in order to: (i) increase the amount of interest income available for distribution to its investors; (ii) reduce risk through asset diversification and interest rate hedging; (iii) achieve economies of scale and (iv) provide cash distributions that the Partnership believes are substantially exempt from federal income tax. The Partnership believes and expects that the interest paid on these mortgage revenue bonds will be excludable from gross income for federal income tax purposes. The Partnership seeks to achieve its investment growth strategy by investing in additional mortgage revenue bonds and investments it expects and believes to be tax-exempt, taking advantage of attractive financing structures available in the municipal securities market and entering into interest rate risk management instruments. America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. press releases are available on the World Wide Web at www.ataxfund.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
Information contained in this press release contains "forward-looking statements," including statements related to the expected use of the proceeds from the redemption, which are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks involving current maturities of our financing arrangements and our ability to renew or refinance such maturities, fluctuations in short-term interest rates, collateral valuations, bond investment valuations and the overall negative economic and credit market conditions. For a further list and description of such risks, see the reports and other filings made by the Partnership with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. The Partnership disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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