Adesa announces sale of seven auctions

The official statement off of their site:

Carmel, IN, September 9, 2008 – KAR Holdings, Inc. announced today the completion of the sale and leaseback of land at seven used vehicle auctions located in the states of California, Florida, Texas and Washington. The company received net cash proceeds of approximately $73.1 million from the sale of the land. The transaction includes lease agreements with initial terms of 20 years each, plus multiple renewal options. The properties will continue to house ADESA’s used vehicle auctions. KAR Holdings, Inc. will utilize 50% of the net proceeds to repay debt in accordance with terms of its Senior Credit Agreement.

Market watch has a much more detailed report that includes a plan to spend $12.5 million of those proceeds on improvements to the San Diego location.

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