LAS VEGAS, July 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP) today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park ("Rocksino") for approximately $1.06 billion from Milstein Entertainment LLC. MGP funded the acquisition with cash on hand and borrowings under its senior secured credit facility.
"We are excited about the addition of the market leading Hard Rock Rocksino to our portfolio. This transaction brings further geographic diversification and is expected to generate mid to high single digit percentage accretion to AFFO," said James Stewart, Chief Executive Officer of MGM Growth Properties. "We look forward to welcoming the Rocksino team, customers and partners into our portfolio and have entered into a new agreement with Hard Rock to continue to serve as the manager."
"The success of the Rocksino is a true testament to our hard working and dedicated employees and our loyal customers," said Brock Milstein, former Chairman of the Rocksino Board. "The Rocksino is a perfect fit to MGP's portfolio of high quality assets and I am certain that the legacy that has been created will continue for many years to come."
About MGM Growth Properties LLC
MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE:MGP) is one of the leading publicly traded real estate investment trusts engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts, whose diverse amenities include casino gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment and retail offerings. MGP currently owns a portfolio of properties, consisting of 11 premier destination resorts in Las Vegas and elsewhere across the United States, and the Park, a dining and entertainment complex which opened in April 2016. As of December 31, 2017, these properties collectively comprise over 27,500 hotel rooms, 2.7 million convention square footage, 100 retail outlets, 200 food and beverage outlets and 20 entertainment venues. As a growth-oriented public real estate entity, MGP expects its relationship with MGM Resorts and other entertainment providers to attractively position MGP for the acquisition of additional properties across the entertainment, hospitality and leisure industries that may be developed in the future. For more information about MGP, visit the Company's website at http://www.mgmgrowthproperties.com.
This press release includes "forward-looking" statements and "safe harbor statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and/or uncertainties, including those described in MGP's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. MGP has based forward-looking statements on management's current expectations and assumptions and not on historical facts. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Examples of these statements include any expected benefits to be realized as a result of the acquisition (including expected accretion). Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements include risks related to MGP's ability to receive, or delays in obtaining, any regulatory approvals required to own its properties, or other delays or impediments to completing MGP's planned acquisitions or projects, including any acquisitions of properties from MGM; the ultimate timing and outcome of any planned acquisitions or projects; MGP's ability to maintain its status as a REIT; the availability of and the ability to identify suitable and attractive acquisition and development opportunities and the ability to acquire and lease those properties on favorable terms; MGP's ability to access capital through debt and equity markets in amounts and at rates and costs acceptable to MGP; changes in the U.S. tax law and other state, federal or local laws, whether or not specific to REITs or to the gaming or lodging industries; and other factors described in MGP's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking statements, MGP is not undertaking any duty or obligation to update these statements publicly as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. If MGP updates one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that it will make additional updates with respect to those other forward-looking statements.
SOURCE MGM Growth Properties LLC