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TravelCenters of America Inc. Announces $16.6 Million Mortgage Financing on Greenwich, Rhode Island Travel Center

Feb 10 2020

Property Financed at 66% Loan-to-Value and 3.85% Interest Rate

WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TravelCenters of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA) today announced the closing of a $16.6 million mortgage loan financing secured by the TA West Greenwich travel center, located in West Greenwich, Rhode Island. The TA West Greenwich travel center features 180 truck parking spaces, six diesel fuel dispensers and three truck service bays.

The ten-year loan matures in February 2030, has a fixed interest rate of 3.85% for five years that will reset for the final five years based on the Federal Home Loan Bank five-year advance rate and includes a 25-years amortization schedule. TA expects to use the proceeds for general business purposes.

The loan was completed at a loan-to-value of 66%, or an appraised value of $25 million, and the net book value of this property was $10 million as of December 31, 2019. TA continues to own another 50 travel center locations that are unencumbered by debt and which had an aggregate net book value of $523 million as of December 31, 2019.

The loan was provided by the Washington Trust Company. Tremont Realty Advisors LLC acted as TA’s advisor and Ropes & Gray LLP provided legal counsel to TA in this transaction.

About TravelCenters of America Inc.:

TravelCenters of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA) is the nation's largest publicly traded full-service travel center network. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, its more than 21,000 employees serve customers in over 260 locations in 44 states and Canada, principally under the TA®, Petro Stopping Centers® and TA Express® brands. Offerings include diesel and gasoline fuel, truck maintenance and repair, full-service and quick-service restaurants, car and truck parking and other services and amenities dedicated to providing great experiences for professional drivers and the general motoring public. TravelCenters of America operates nearly 650 full-service and quick-service restaurants and 10 proprietary brands, including Quaker Steak and Lube®, Iron Skillet® and Country Pride®. For more information, visit www.ta-petro.com.

Warning Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other securities laws. Also, whenever TA uses words such as “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “plan”, “estimate”, "will", “may” and negatives or derivatives of these or similar expressions, TA is making forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon TA’s present intent, beliefs or expectations, but forward-looking statements are not guaranteed to occur and may not occur. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in or implied by TA’s forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond TA’s control. For example:

  • This press release states that TA owns 50 other unencumbered properties having an aggregate net book of $523 million as of December 31, 2019. This may imply that these unencumbered properties may be a source for similar mortgage financings for TA in the future. However, TA may not elect to seek additional financings secured by those other properties and, if it does, it may not be able to obtain similar terms as the loan announced today. Further, the respective values of those 50 unencumbered properties differ and may change; as a result, the amounts we could finance for those properties would vary by property and would differ from the amount we financed with the loan announced today. In addition, the respective appraisal values for those properties may not exceed, and could be below, their net book values.
  • This press release states that TA expects to use the proceeds from the loan for general business purposes. However, TA may use the proceeds for other purposes.

The information contained in TA’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including under “Risk Factors” in TA’s periodic reports, or incorporated therein, identifies other important factors that could cause TA’s actual results to differ materially from those stated in or implied by TA’s forward-looking statements. TA’s filings with the SEC are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

You should not place undue reliance upon forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, TA does not intend to update or change any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Kristin Brown, Director, Investor Relations
(617) 796-8251

Source: TravelCenters - Financial

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