NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) announced today that the Company entered into a credit facility with Jones Lang LaSalle Multifamily, LLC providing $975.0 million in loans pursuant to Fannie Mae's DUS Program.  The credit facility refinanced $618.9 million of outstanding mortgage debt, including $389.9 million of debt which was scheduled to mature in 2018.

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Lucinda M. Baier, Brookdale's Chief Financial Officer, commented, "We are pleased with the progress that we have made on our previously discussed plan to refinance our 2018 maturities and build liquidity.  We plan to repay our largest remaining outstanding 2018 maturity, our $316.3 million of convertible senior notes, using cash on hand.  Our 2017 refinancing activities have improved our risk profile by extending a majority of our 2018 maturities while increasing our liquidity and providing flexibility."

The loans are secured by first mortgages on 51 communities.  Sixty percent of the principal amount bears interest at a fixed rate, with one half of such amount bearing interest at 4.43% and maturing in 2024 and the other one half bearing interest at 4.47% and maturing in 2027.  Forty percent of the principal amount bears interest at a variable rate equal to the 30-day LIBOR plus a margin of 241.5 basis points and matures in 2027.  The facility includes certain "borrow-up" and substitution provisions, as well as flexibility for expansion of, and repositioning of services provided at, the mortgaged properties.

About Brookdale Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is the leading operator of senior living communities throughout the United States.  The Company is committed to providing senior living solutions primarily within properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents.  Brookdale operates independent living, assisted living, and dementia-care communities and continuing care retirement centers, with approximately 1,039 communities in 46 states and the ability to serve approximately 102,000 residents as of June 30, 2017.  Through its ancillary services program, the Company also offers a range of outpatient therapy, home health and hospice services.  Brookdale's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BKD.

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Brookdale Senior Living Inc. 
Investors: Ross Roadman 
(615) 564-8104

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