Crown Castle files Form 4 in connection with recent operation as REIT Crown Castle International announced that its newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary, Crown Castle REIT, filed a proxy statement/prospectus on Form S-4 with the SEC in connection with Crown Castle's recent commencement of operations as a real estate investment trust. Crown Castle proposes to merge with and into CCR in connection with adopting certain charter provisions that implement REIT-related ownership limitations and transfer restrictions related to its capital stock, subject to approval by the holders of Crown Castle's common stock. Crown Castle expects to hold a special meeting of stockholders in the fourth quarter for the purpose of voting on the proposed merger. As previously disclosed, Crown Castle commenced operating as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes effective January 1.
Crown Castle downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer Oppenheimer downgraded Crown Castle as the firm expects the company to be negatively impacted by more disciplined capex spending by the carriers.