Press Release

Four Corners Property Trust Announces Disposition of Two Darden-Leased Restaurant Properties for $24.8 million

Company Release - 10/24/2016 1:44 PM ET

MILL VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE:FCPT), a real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership of high-quality, net-leased restaurant properties (“FCPT” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the disposition of two properties leased to Darden Restaurants, Inc. (“Darden”) for $24.8 million. The two properties are an Olive Garden restaurant in Pembroke Pines, Florida and a Bahama Breeze restaurant in Tampa, Florida. The restaurants are occupied under individual triple-net leases with approximately 14 years of weighted average term remaining. The sale is the result of an unsolicited offer at a cash cap rate of 4.75%, exclusive of transaction costs.

FCPT anticipates redeploying the proceeds from this transaction through an Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 like-kind exchange (“1031-Exchange”). As a result, net cash proceeds from the sale will be held in an escrow account until one or more properties are purchased through the 1031-Exchange. However, there can be no assurance that an acquisition of a new property or properties will occur. If the Company fails to identify one or more like-kind replacement properties of comparable value within 45 days of the date of sale and/or fails to acquire such property or properties within 180 days of the date of sale, the Company will be required to pay a tax at the highest corporate income tax rate on the “built-in gain” (i.e. the gain that existed at the time FCPT acquired the properties from Darden) recognized on the sale of the properties.

About FCPT

FCPT, headquartered in Mill Valley, CA, is a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the acquisition and leasing of restaurant properties. The Company will seek to grow its portfolio by acquiring additional real estate to lease, on a triple-net basis, for use in the restaurant and related food services industry. Additional information about FCPT can be found on the website at http://www.fourcornerspropertytrust.com/.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical statements of fact and those regarding the Company’s intent, belief or expectations. Words such as “anticipate(s),” “expect(s),” “intend(s),” “plan(s),” “believe(s),” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “seek(s)” and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those described under the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as such factors may be updated from time to time in our periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and, except in the normal course of the Company’s public disclosure obligations, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs, and the Company can give no assurance that its expectations or the events described will occur as described.

Four Corners Property Trust
Bill Lenehan, 415-965-8031
CEO
Gerry Morgan, 415-965-8032
CFO

Source: FCPT