Filed by Extra Space Storage Inc.
Pursuant to Rule 425 Under the Securities Act of 1933
And Deemed Filed Pursuant to Rule 14a-12
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Subject Company: Life Storage, Inc.
(Subject Company Commission File No.: 001-13820)
This filing relates to the proposed merger involving Extra Space Storage Inc., a Maryland corporation (Extra Space), Extra Space Storage LP, a Delaware limited partnership (Parent OP), Eros Merger Sub, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (Eros Merger Sub), Eros OP Merger Sub, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent OP (Eros OP Merger Sub and, together with Parent, Parent OP and Eros Merger Sub, the Parent Parties), Life Storage, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the Life Storage), and Life Storage LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the Partnership and, together with Life Storage, the Acquired Parties), pursuant to the terms of that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of April 2, 2023, by and among the Parent Parties and the Acquired Parties.
Hello Team Extra Space,
I want to update you on an exciting announcement for Extra Space Storage. We have just issued a press release announcing that we have agreed to a business combination with Life Storage.
This is an announcement of a merger agreement, which means their board of directors and our board of directors have agreed on the transaction which will result in the combination of our businesses, but there will still be additional approvals before the transaction is final and the companies become one company. This will take several months to work through, but we wanted to share this exciting news!
If this transaction closes, Extra Space Storage expects that we will be the largest self-storage company by store count in the United States with over 3,500 stores. Extra Space Storage will retain our name and our stock will continue trading under EXR. Ken Woolley will remain chairman, and we will be adding Life Storage board members to our board. I will continue to be the CEO of the combined company, and our headquarters will remain in Salt Lake City.
We do not have a full, detailed integration plan to share at this time. Final approval could take anywhere from 3 to 6 months or longer, so integration of the companies will likely begin in the second half of 2023, assuming the transaction closes. In the meantime, we are going to have a lot of eyes on us and on our performance. Lets keep focused and keep living our values operating with excellence and integrity. When we focus on the fundamentals of our jobs and execute our work to the highest level, we set ourselves up for great success.
Growth for our company creates opportunities for our team, and I am excited about the future growth opportunities that this merger will create for Extra Space.
joe margolis | chief executive officer | extra space storage
extraspace.com | 2795 e. cottonwood pkwy #400, slc, utah 84121
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Forward Looking Statements
The statements in this communication that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry and markets in which Extra Space and Life Storage operate as well as beliefs and assumptions of Extra Space and Life Storage. Such statements involve uncertainties that could significantly impact Extra Spaces or Life Storages financial results. Words such as expects, anticipates, intends, plans, believes, seeks, and estimates, including variations of such words and similar expressions, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. All statements that address operating performance, events or developments that Extra Space or Life Storage expects or anticipates will occur in the futureincluding statements relating to any possible transaction between Extra Space and Life Storage, acquisition and development activity, disposition activity, general conditions in the geographic areas where Extra Space or Life Storage operate, and Extra Spaces and Life Storages respective debt, capital structure and financial positionare forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Although Extra Space and Life Storage believe the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, neither Extra Space nor Life Storage can give assurance that its expectations will be attained and, therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that may affect outcomes and results include, but are not limited to: (i) Extra Spaces and Life Storages ability to complete the proposed transaction on the proposed terms or on the anticipated timeline, or at all, including risks and uncertainties related to securing the necessary stockholder approvals and satisfaction of other closing conditions to consummate the proposed transaction; (ii) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement relating to the proposed transaction; (iii) risks related to diverting the attention of Extra Spaces and Life Storages management from ongoing business operations; (iv) failure to realize the expected benefits of the proposed transaction; (v) significant transaction costs and/or unknown or inestimable liabilities; (vi) the risk of shareholder litigation in connection with the proposed transaction, including resulting expense or delay; (vii) the risk that Life Storages business will not be integrated successfully or that such integration may be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected; (viii) risks related to future opportunities and plans for the combined company, including the uncertainty of expected future financial performance and results of the combined company following completion of the proposed transaction; (ix) the effect of the announcement of the proposed transaction on the ability of Extra Space and Life Storage to operate their respective businesses and retain and hire key personnel and to maintain favorable business relationships; (x) risks related to the market value of the Extra Space common stock to be issued in the proposed transaction; (xi) other risks related to the completion of the proposed transaction and actions related thereto; (xii) national, international, regional and local economic and political climates and conditions; (xiii) changes in global financial markets and interest rates; (xiv) increased or unanticipated competition for Extra Spaces or Life Storages properties; (xv) risks associated with acquisitions, dispositions and development of properties, including increased development costs due to additional regulatory requirements related to climate change; (xvi) maintenance of Real Estate Investment Trust status, tax structuring and changes in income tax laws and rates; (xvii) availability of financing and capital, the levels of debt that Extra Space and Life Storage maintain and their credit ratings; (xviii) environmental uncertainties, including risks of natural disasters; (xix) risks related to the coronavirus pandemic; and (xx) those additional factors discussed under Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors in Extra Spaces and Life Storages respective Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022. Neither Extra Space nor Life Storage undertakes any duty to update any forward-looking statements appearing in this communication except as may be required by law.
Additional Information about the Proposed Transaction and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed transaction, Extra Space intends to file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4, which will include a document that serves as a prospectus of Extra Space and a joint proxy statement of Extra Space and Life Storage (the joint proxy statement/prospectus). Each party also plans to file other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. A definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to Extra Spaces stockholders and Life Storages stockholders. Investors and securityholders may obtain a free copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus (if and when it becomes available) and other relevant documents filed by Extra Space and Life Storage with the SEC at the SECs website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed by Extra Space with the SEC will be available free of charge on Extra Spaces website at www.extraspace.com or by contacting Extra Spaces Investor Relations at email@example.com. Copies of the documents filed by Life Storage with the SEC will be available free of charge on Life Storages website at www.lifestorage.com or by contacting Brent Maedl with Life Storages Investor Relations department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (716) 328-9756.
Participants in the Solicitation
Extra Space and Life Storage and their respective directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information about directors and executive officers of Extra Space is available in the Extra Space proxy statement for its 2022 Annual Meeting, which was filed with the SEC on April 5, 2022. Information about directors and executive officers of Life Storage is available in the Life Storage proxy statement for its 2022 Annual Meeting, which was filed with the SEC on April 14, 2022. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials filed with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction when they become available. Investors should read the joint proxy statement/prospectus carefully when it becomes available before making any voting or investment decisions. Investors may obtain free copies of these documents from Extra Space and Life Storage as indicated above.
No Offer or Sale
This communication and the information contained herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.