PRNewswire-FirstCall DALLAS Nov. 21 :
La Quinta Corporation and La Quinta Properties, Inc. today announced the
public offering of 30.0 million shares of common stock at a price to the
public of $5.55 per share. La Quinta intends to use the net proceeds of
the offering for general corporate purposes, including for potential
acquisitions of lodging properties, lodging companies and/or brands; debt
reduction; and/or redemption of preferred stock.
La Quinta has granted the underwriters the right to purchase up to an
additional 4.5 million shares to cover over-allotments. Morgan Stanley &
Co. Incorporated is the bookrunning manager and Credit Lyonnais Securities
(USA) Inc. and CIBC World Markets Corp. are co-managers.
All the shares of Common Stock are being offered under La Quinta`s
existing shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. A prospectus supplement and the accompanying
prospectus will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus
relating to the offering may be obtained from the offices of Morgan
Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Prospectus Department, 1585 Broadway, New
York, NY 10036.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale or an offer to
buy these securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or
sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the
securities laws of any such State.
About La Quinta
Dallas based La Quinta Corporation and its controlled subsidiary, La
Quinta Properties, Inc. , a limited service lodging company, own, operate
or franchise over 350 La Quinta Inns and La Quinta Inn & Suites in 33