CTO Realty Growth Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock and Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Shares

Daytona Beach, Florida, UNITED STATES


WINTER PARK, Fla., Dec. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CTO Realty Growth, Inc. (NYSE: CTO) (the “Company”) today announced that it has closed its previously announced underwritten public offering of 3,450,000 shares of common stock, which includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares, at a price to the public of $19.00 per share. Total gross proceeds to the Company from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses, were approximately $65.6 million.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund a portion of the $96 million purchase price of its recently announced lifestyle, mixed-use acquisition opportunity it currently has under contract. If the pending acquisition is not completed for any reason, the Company intends to use the net proceeds to fund other potential acquisition opportunities and for general corporate and working capital purposes, including the repayment of debt. Wells Fargo Securities and Raymond James acted as lead joint book-running managers for the offering. BMO Capital Markets, Truist Securities and KeyBanc Capital Markets acted as book-running managers for the offering. Baird, PNC Capital Markets LLC, Regions Securities LLC, Synovus Securities Inc., B. Riley Securities, Compass Point, Janney Montgomery Scott, JonesTrading Institutional Services and EF Hutton, division of Benchmark Investments, LLC, acted as co-managers for the offering.

All shares of common stock were offered under the Company’s existing shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering of these shares was made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained by contacting: Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 500 West 33rd Street, New York, New York 10001, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, telephone: (800) 326-5897, email: cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com; or Raymond James & Associates, Inc., 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, telephone (800) 248-8863, email: prospectus@raymondjames.com.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About CTO Realty Growth, Inc.

CTO Realty Growth, Inc. is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and operates a portfolio of high-quality, retail-based properties located primarily in higher growth markets in the United States. CTO also externally manages and owns a meaningful interest in Alpine Income Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PINE), a publicly traded net lease REIT.

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Contact:     


Matthew M. Partridge
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
(407) 904-3324
mpartridge@ctoreit.com