Silver Bay Realty Trust

Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on the acquisition, renovation, leasing, and management of single-family properties and generates revenue by leasing its portfolio of single-family properties.

Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. Announces Agreement to Be Acquired by Tricon Capital Group Inc. in $1.4 Billion All-Cash Transaction; Reports Strong Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results
Silver Bay Agrees to be Acquired for $21.50 Per Share in Cash Representing Aggregate Enterprise Value of $1.4 Billion

Purchase Price Represents 19% Premium to February 24, 2017 Closing Price of $18.01 and 24% Premium to the 90 day trailing average price as of February 24, 20171

Reports Solid Quarterly Results Which Reflect Strong Operating Performance

Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. (NYSE:SBY) a single-family rental real estate investment trust (“REIT”), today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved and Silver Bay has entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Tricon Capital Group Inc. will acquire Silver Bay in a transaction valued at approximately $1.4 billion and announced its operating and financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016. Silver Bay’s stockholders will receive $21.501 per share in cash for each outstanding share of common stock held immediately prior to the closing of the transaction. This purchase price represents a 19% premium to Silver Bay’s closing price on February 24, 2017 of $18.01 and a 24% premium to the stock’s 90 day trailing average price as of February 24, 2017.2 In addition, Tricon Capital Group Inc. will assume or repay a total of approximately $600.0 million of Silver Bay’s debt (net of cash on hand).

“Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk”

“This transaction delivers significant and immediate value to our stockholders,” said Thomas W. Brock, Chief Executive Officer of Silver Bay. “We have continually evaluated the most prudent way to drive sustainable, long-term capital appreciation and we believe this transaction is the best opportunity to return maximum value to our stockholders.”

Mr. Brock continued, “Over the past year, we have been making excellent strides in driving efficiency across our operating platform. We closed out the year with the best quarter in our company’s history, including a 96.7% occupancy rate, strong rental increases on both re-leases and renewals, a Same-Home Core NOI Margin of 60.7% and record Core FFO, which I credit to the dedication and focus of our Silver Bay team. Our well-crafted portfolio of single family properties and the recent strong performance across our platform will serve as a great complement to Tricon Capital Group Inc.’s business as the single family rental industry continues to evolve and consolidate.”

The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both cosubject to customary closing conditions, including approval by the stockholders of Silver Bay, and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017.

Goldman, Sachs & Co. acted as sole financial advisor to Silver Bay on the transaction. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP acted as legal advisor to Silver Bay.