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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
Form 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  October 30, 2023
 
Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Commission File Number:  001-34626
 
Maryland58-2328421
(State or other jurisdiction of(IRS Employer
incorporation)Identification No.)

5565 Glenridge Connector Ste. 450
Atlanta, Georgia 30342

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
 
(770) 418-8800
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
   Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

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   Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par valuePDMNew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.o




Item 2.02    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On October 30, 2023, Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Registrant") issued a press release announcing its financial results for the third quarter 2023, and published supplemental information for the third quarter 2023 to its website. The press release and the supplemental information are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and 99.2, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference. Pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, such exhibits and the information set forth therein are deemed to have been furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits:

Exhibit No.Description
99.1
99.2
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)







SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
  Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
 (Registrant)
Dated:October 30, 2023By:/s/    Robert E. Bowers
  Robert E. Bowers
  Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President




Document

EXHIBIT 99.1
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Piedmont Office Realty Trust Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results

ATLANTA, October 30, 2023--Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. ("Piedmont" or the "Company") (NYSE:PDM), an owner of Class A office properties located primarily in major U.S. Sunbelt markets, today announced its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023.

Highlights for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2023:

Financial Results:
Three Months Ended
(in 000s other than per share amounts )September 30, 2023September 30, 2022
Net income/(loss) applicable to Piedmont$(17,002)$3,331
Net income/(loss) per share applicable to common stockholders - diluted $(0.14)$0.03
Goodwill impairment charge$10,957— 
Interest expense$27,361$17,244
Loss on early extinguishment of debt$820— 
NAREIT Funds From Operations ("FFO") applicable to common stock$51,896$61,352
Core FFO applicable to common stock$52,716$61,352
NAREIT FFO per diluted share$0.42$0.50
Core FFO per diluted share$0.43$0.50
Adjusted FFO applicable to common stock$39,939$43,482
Dividends Paid to Common Stockholders$15,462$25,913

Despite a $2.9 million increase in total revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2023 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2022, Piedmont recognized a net loss of $17.0 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2023, which included the following:
An approximately $11.0 million non-cash impairment charge associated with a partial write down of the Company's goodwill balance;
An approximately $10.1 million increase in interest expense driven by higher interest rates on the Company's debt during the three months ended September 30, 2023 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2022; and
An approximately $0.8 million loss on early extinguishment of debt associated with refinancing activity during the three months ended September 30, 2023, as further described below.
Core FFO, which removes the impact of the impairment loss and loss on extinguishment of debt noted above, as well as depreciation and amortization expense, was $0.43 per diluted share for the



third quarter of 2023, as compared to $0.50 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2022. The $0.07 per diluted share decrease was attributable to the $10.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, increase in interest expense during the third quarter of 2023, partially offset by continued growth in operating income from the Company's properties, as compared to the third quarter of 2022.
Leasing (including subsequent events):
Three Months Ended September 30, 2023Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023
# of lease transactions45 140 
Total leasing sf302,2171,426,808
New tenant leasing sf170,276676,278
Cash rent roll up11.7 %9.8 %
Accrual rent roll up10.3 %13.5 %
Retention ratio 76.0 %
Leased Percentage as of period end86.7 %
The Company completed approximately 302,000 square feet of leasing transactions during the third quarter, the majority of which, or approximately 170,000 square feet, was for new tenant leasing, which is consistent with pre-COVID leasing levels.
The largest new lease completed during the quarter was for a financial services tenant for approximately 32,000 square feet at Crescent Ridge II in Minneapolis, MN.
Cash and accrual basis rents on leases executed during the quarter ended September 30, 2023 for space vacant one year or less increased approximately 12% and 10%, respectively.
The Company's leased percentage as of September 30, 2023 increased to 86.7% from 86.2% as of June 30, 2023 with scheduled lease expirations for the remainder of 2023 representing approximately 2% of annualized lease revenue.
Both Same Store NOI - Cash basis and Same Store NOI - Accrual basis increased 5.3% and 1.7%, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2023, as compared to the same period in the prior year, as new leases commencing or with expiring abatements outweighed expired leases.
The average size lease executed during the third quarter of 2023 was approximately 13,000 square feet and the weighted average lease term was approximately seven years.
As of September 30, 2023, the Company had approximately 1.1 million square feet of executed leases for vacant space yet to commence or under rental abatement, representing approximately $36 million of future additional annual cash revenue.
Subsequent to quarter end, the Company has already completed over 600,000 square feet of executed leases including: a new tenant lease with GE Vernova for approximately 77,000 square feet at Galleria 600 in Atlanta, GA through 2036; and the renewal of US Bancorp's entire 447,000 square foot headquarters lease at US Bancorp Center in downtown Minneapolis, MN through 2034.




Balance Sheet:
(in 000s except for ratios)September 30, 2023December 31, 2022
Total Real Estate Assets$3,502,576$3,500,624
Total Assets$4,073,778$4,085,525
Total Debt$2,050,319$1,983,681
Weighted Average Cost of Debt5.46 %3.89 %
Debt-to-Gross Assets Ratio38.4 %37.6 %
Average Net Debt-to-Core EBITDA (ttm)6.4 x6.0 x
During the three months ended September 30, 2023, the Company's operating partnership, Piedmont Operating Partnership, LP, issued $400 million aggregate principal amount of 9.25% senior unsecured notes due 2028 (the "2028 Notes"), rated BBB by S&P and Baa2 by Moody's. Approximately $350 million of the net proceeds from the issuance was used to fund the Company's tender offer for its outstanding unsecured senior notes due 2024 (the "2024 Notes"), which resulted in the recognition of an approximately $0.8 million loss on early extinguishment of debt during the quarter. The remaining net proceeds from the bond issuance were used to pay down the Company's line of credit.

ESG and Operations:
During the three months ended September 30, 2023, the Company received notice that it achieved the highest sustainability rating of "5 Star" and a second consecutive "Green Star" recognition from GRESB® based on 2022 performance.

Commenting on third quarter results, Brent Smith, Piedmont's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "The third quarter was productive for Piedmont as we continued to advance on several of our key goals for 2023. First and foremost, we delivered another quarter of solid leasing results - just over 300,000 square feet in total leasing with the majority, or 170,000 square feet, being for new tenant leasing, increasing our overall leased percentage to approximately 86.7% as of the end of the quarter, and reflecting double-digit rollups in both cash and accrual rental rates. Additionally, our previously announced third quarter refinancing activity addressed our upcoming 2024 debt maturities and bolstered our balance sheet as our fixed rate debt now has a weighted average debt tenure of over 5 years at an average rate of approximately 5%." Continuing, Smith added, "The most exciting leasing activity was completed just after the end of the third quarter, with the execution of over 600,000 square feet of leasing thus far in October, the bulk of which was US Bank's renewal of its downtown Minneapolis headquarters location at US Bancorp Center, as well as a sizeable new tenant lease with GE Vernova at the Atlanta Galleria. The strong start to fourth quarter leasing reinforces our year end leased goal of 87% and demonstrates the continuing demand for highly-amenitized, well-located office space operated by a sustainability focused and financially stable landlord."

Fourth Quarter 2023 Dividend

As previously announced, on October 25, 2023, the board of directors of Piedmont declared a dividend for the fourth quarter of 2023 in the amount of $0.125 per share on its common stock to stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 24, 2023, payable on January 2, 2024.




Guidance for 2023

The Company's previously issued guidance for the year ending December 31, 2023 is as follows:

(in millions, except per share data)LowHigh
Net income/(loss)$(19)$(17)
Add:
Depreciation148 151 
Amortization87 89 
Core FFO applicable to common stock$216 $223 
Core FFO applicable to common stock per diluted share$1.74$1.80

Due to interest rates remaining at elevated levels longer than originally anticipated, the Company estimates that it will achieve the lower end of the above stated range. This guidance is based on information available to management as of the date of this release and reflects management's view of current market conditions. No speculative acquisitions or dispositions are included in the above guidance. The Company will adjust guidance if such transactions occur, and if interest rate impacts differ from current assumptions.

Note that actual results could differ materially from these estimates and individual quarters may fluctuate on both a cash basis and an accrual basis due to the timing of any future dispositions, significant lease commencements and expirations, abatement periods, repairs and maintenance expenses, capital expenditures, capital markets activities, seasonal general and administrative expenses, accrued potential performance-based compensation expense, one-time revenue or expense events, and other factors discussed under "Forward Looking Statements" below.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the presentation of the Company’s financial results prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), this release and the accompanying quarterly supplemental information as of and for the period ended September 30, 2023 contain certain financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, including FFO, Core FFO, AFFO, Same Store NOI (cash and accrual basis), Property NOI (cash and accrual basis), EBITDAre, and Core EBITDA. Definitions and reconciliations of each of these non-GAAP measures to their most comparable GAAP metrics are included below and in the accompanying quarterly supplemental information.
Each of the non-GAAP measures included in this release and the accompanying quarterly supplemental financial information has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of the Company’s results calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, because not all companies use identical calculations, the Company’s presentation of non-GAAP measures in this release and the accompanying quarterly supplemental information may not be comparable to similarly titled measures disclosed by other companies, including other REITs. The Company may also change the calculation of any of the non-GAAP measures included in this release and the accompanying quarterly supplemental financial information from time to time in light of its then existing operations.




Conference Call Information

Piedmont has scheduled a conference call and an audio web cast for Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 9:00 A.M. Eastern time. The live, listen-only, audio web cast of the call may be accessed on the Company's website at http://investor.piedmontreit.com/news-and-events/events-calendar. Dial-in numbers for analysts who plan to actively participate in the call are (888) 506-0062 for participants in the United States and Canada and (973) 528-0011 for international participants. Participant Access Code is 860934. A replay of the conference call will be available through November 14, 2023, and may be accessed by dialing (877) 481-4010 for participants in the United States and Canada and (919) 882-2331 for international participants, followed by conference identification code 49226. A web cast replay will also be available after the conference call in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website. During the audio web cast and conference call, the Company's management team will review third quarter 2023 performance, discuss recent events, and conduct a question-and-answer period.

Supplemental Information

Quarterly supplemental information as of and for the period ended September 30, 2023 can be accessed on the Company`s website under the Investor Relations section at www.piedmontreit.com.

About Piedmont Office Realty Trust

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PDM) is an owner, manager, developer, redeveloper, and operator of high-quality, Class A office properties located primarily in major U.S. Sunbelt markets. Its approximately $5 billion portfolio is currently comprised of approximately 17 million square feet. The Company is a fully integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) with local management offices in each of its markets and is investment-grade rated by S&P Global Ratings (BBB) and Moody’s (Baa2). Piedmont is a 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, see www.piedmontreit.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). The Company intends for all such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe-harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act, as applicable. Such information is subject to certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Therefore, such statements are not intended to be a guarantee of the Company`s performance in future periods. Such forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the Company's use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "continue" or similar words or phrases that indicate predictions of future events or trends or that do not relate solely to historical matters. Examples of such statements in this press release include whether the strong start to fourth quarter leasing will result in the Company achieving its occupancy goal of 87% leased at year end; and the Company's estimated range of Net Income/(Loss), Depreciation, Amortization, Core FFO and Core FFO per diluted



share. These statements are based on beliefs and assumptions of Piedmont’s management, which in turn are based on information available at the time the statements are made.

The following are some of the factors that could cause the Company's actual results and its expectations to differ materially from those described in the Company's forward-looking statements:
Economic, regulatory, socio-economic (including work from home), technological (e.g. Metaverse, Zoom, etc), and other changes that impact the real estate market generally, the office sector or the patterns of use of commercial office space in general, or the markets where we primarily operate or have high concentrations of Annualized Lease Revenue;
The impact of competition on our efforts to renew existing leases or re-let space on terms similar to existing leases;
Lease terminations, lease defaults, lease contractions, or changes in the financial condition of our tenants, particularly by one of our large lead tenants;
Impairment charges on our long-lived assets or goodwill resulting therefrom;
The success of our real estate strategies and investment objectives, including our ability to implement successful redevelopment and development strategies or identify and consummate suitable acquisitions and divestitures;
The illiquidity of real estate investments, including economic changes, such as rising interest rates, which could impact the number of buyers/sellers of our target properties, and regulatory restrictions to which real estate investment trusts ("REITs") are subject and the resulting impediment on our ability to quickly respond to adverse changes in the performance of our properties;
The risks and uncertainties associated with our acquisition and disposition of properties, many of which risks and uncertainties may not be known at the time of acquisition or disposition;
Development and construction delays, including the potential of supply chain disruptions, and resultant increased costs and risks;
Future acts of terrorism, civil unrest, or armed hostilities in any of the major metropolitan areas in which we own properties, or future cybersecurity attacks against any of our properties or our tenants;
Risks related to the occurrence of cybersecurity incidents, including cybersecurity incidents against us or any of our properties or tenants, or a deficiency in our identification, assessment or management of cybersecurity threats impacting our operations;
Costs of complying with governmental laws and regulations, including environmental standards imposed on office building owners;
Uninsured losses or losses in excess of our insurance coverage, and our inability to obtain adequate insurance coverage at a reasonable cost;
Additional risks and costs associated with directly managing properties occupied by government tenants, such as potential changes in the political environment, a reduction in federal or state funding of our governmental tenants, or an increased risk of default by government tenants during periods in which state or federal governments are shut down or on furlough;
Significant price and volume fluctuations in the public markets, including on the exchange which we listed our common stock;
Risks associated with incurring mortgage and other indebtedness, including changing capital reserve requirements on our lenders and rapidly rising interest rates for new debt financings;
A downgrade in our credit rating, which could, among other effects, trigger an increase in the stated rate of one or more of our unsecured debt instruments;
The effect of future offerings of debt or equity securities on the value of our common stock;
Additional risks and costs associated with inflation and continuing increases in the rate of inflation, including the impact of a possible recession;



Uncertainties associated with environmental and regulatory matters;
Changes in the financial condition of our tenants directly or indirectly resulting from geopolitical developments that could negatively affect important supply chains and international trade, the termination or threatened termination of existing international trade agreements, or the implementation of tariffs or retaliatory tariffs on imported or exported goods;
The effect of any litigation to which we are, or may become, subject;
Additional risks and costs associated with owning properties occupied by tenants in particular industries, such as oil and gas, hospitality, travel, co-working, etc., including risks of default during start-up and during economic downturns;
Changes in tax laws impacting REITs and real estate in general, as well as our ability to continue to qualify as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), or other tax law changes which may adversely affect our stockholders;
The future effectiveness of our internal controls and procedures;
Actual or threatened public health epidemics or outbreaks, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as governmental and private measures taken to combat such health crises; and
Other factors, including the risk factors described in Item 1A. Risk Factors of our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2023, June 30, 2023, and September 30, 2023, as well as the risk factors discussed under Item 1A. of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company cannot guarantee the accuracy of any such forward-looking statements contained in this press release, and the Company does not intend to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Research Analysts/ Institutional Investors Contact:
770-418-8592
research.analysts@piedmontreit.com

Shareholder Services/Transfer Agent Services Contact:
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Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
 (in thousands)
September 30, 2023December 31, 2022
Assets:
Real estate assets, at cost:
Land
$567,244 $567,244 
Buildings and improvements
3,782,385 3,682,000 
Buildings and improvements, accumulated depreciation
(1,013,019)(915,010)
Intangible lease assets
177,584 205,074 
Intangible lease assets, accumulated amortization
(86,197)(90,694)
Construction in progress
74,579 52,010 
Total real estate assets
3,502,576 3,500,624 
Cash and cash equivalents
5,044 16,536 
Tenant receivables
8,806 4,762 
Straight line rent receivables
181,843 172,019 
Restricted cash and escrows
5,983 3,064 
Prepaid expenses and other assets
26,156 17,152 
Goodwill
71,980 82,937 
Interest rate swaps
5,841 4,183 
Deferred lease costs
483,353 505,979 
Deferred lease costs, accumulated depreciation
(217,804)(221,731)
Total assets$4,073,778 $4,085,525 
Liabilities:
Unsecured debt, net of discount and unamortized debt issuance costs of $18,556 and $13,319, respectively
$1,853,598 $1,786,681 
        Secured Debt196,721 197,000 
Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and accrued capital expenditures
120,579 110,306 
Dividends payable
— 25,357 
Deferred income
89,990 59,977 
Intangible lease liabilities, less accumulated amortization
45,825 56,949 
Total liabilities2,306,713 2,236,270 
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock (123,696,475 and 123,439,558 shares outstanding as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively)
1,237 1,234 
Additional paid in capital
3,714,629 3,711,005 
Cumulative distributions in excess of earnings
(1,943,652)(1,855,893)
Other comprehensive income
(6,718)(8,679)
Piedmont stockholders' equity1,765,496 1,847,667 
Noncontrolling interest
1,569 1,588 
Total stockholders' equity1,767,065 1,849,255 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$4,073,778 $4,085,525 
Net debt (Unsecured and Secured Debt less Cash and cash equivalents)2,045,275 1,967,145 
Total Principal Amount of Debt Outstanding (Unsecured and Secured Debt plus discounts and unamortized debt issuance costs)2,068,875 1,997,000 



Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
Unaudited (in thousands, except for per share data)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
9/30/20239/30/20229/30/20239/30/2022
Revenues:
Rental and tenant reimbursement revenue$141,534 $139,572 $415,866 $403,635 
Property management fee revenue396 303 1,340 1,280 
Other property related income5,056 4,225 15,219 11,643 
Total revenues
146,986 144,100 432,425 416,558 
Expenses:
Property operating costs59,847 59,039 176,006 166,295 
Depreciation38,150 34,941 110,422 98,828 
Amortization20,160 23,290 63,524 67,022 
Goodwill impairment charge10,957 — 10,957 — 
General and administrative7,043 6,590 22,013 21,212 
Total operating expenses
136,157 123,860 382,922 353,357 
Other income (expense):
Interest expense(27,361)(17,244)(72,827)(44,917)
Other income351 335 3,794 2,302 
Loss on early extinguishment of debt(820)— (820)— 
Gain on sale of real estate assets— — — 50,674 
Total other income (expense)
(27,830)(16,909)(69,853)8,059 
Net income/(loss)(17,001)3,331 (20,350)71,260 
Net income/(loss) applicable to noncontrolling interest(1)— (7)
Net income/(loss) applicable to Piedmont$(17,002)$3,331 $(20,357)$71,261 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted123,696 123,697 123,640 123,631 
Net income/(loss) per share applicable to common stockholders - diluted$(0.14)$0.03 $(0.16)$0.58 



Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Funds From Operations, Core Funds From Operations and Adjusted Funds From Operations
Unaudited (in thousands, except for per share data)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
9/30/20239/30/20229/30/20239/30/2022
GAAP net income/(loss) applicable to common stock$(17,002)$3,331 $(20,357)$71,261 
Depreciation of real estate assets(1)
37,790 34,743 109,680 98,262 
Amortization of lease-related costs
20,151 23,278 63,495 66,986 
Goodwill impairment charge
10,957 — 10,957 — 
Gain on sale of real estate assets
— — — (50,674)
NAREIT Funds From Operations applicable to common stock*51,896 61,352 163,775 185,835 
Loss on early extinguishment of debt
820 — 820 — 
Core Funds From Operations applicable to common stock*52,716 61,352 164,595 185,835 
Amortization of debt issuance costs and discounts on debt
1,410 922 3,961 2,463 
Depreciation of non real estate assets
350 189 711 537 
Straight-line effects of lease revenue
(418)(3,268)(6,360)(8,874)
Stock-based compensation adjustments
2,070 1,950 4,348 3,116 
Amortization of lease-related intangibles
(4,479)(3,542)(11,010)(9,713)
Non-incremental capital expenditures(2)
(11,710)(14,121)(35,070)(42,406)
Adjusted Funds From Operations applicable to common stock*$39,939 $43,482 $121,175 $130,958 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted123,781 
(3)
123,697 123,689 
(3)
123,631 
NAREIT Funds From Operations per share (diluted)$0.42 $0.50 $1.32 $1.50 
Core Funds From Operations per share (diluted)$0.43 $0.50 $1.33 $1.50 

(1)Excludes depreciation of non real estate assets.

(2)Capital expenditures of a recurring nature related to tenant improvements, leasing commissions and building capital that do not incrementally enhance the underlying assets' income generating capacity. Tenant improvements, leasing commissions, building capital and deferred lease incentives incurred to lease space that was vacant at acquisition, leasing costs for spaces vacant for greater than one year, leasing costs for spaces at newly acquired properties for which in-place leases expire shortly after acquisition, improvements associated with the expansion of a building and renovations that either enhance the rental rates of a building or change the property’s underlying classification, such as from a Class B to a Class A property, are excluded from this measure.

(3)Includes potential dilution under the treasury stock method that would occur if our remaining unvested and potential stock awards vested and resulted in additional common shares outstanding. Such shares are not included when calculating net loss per diluted share applicable to Piedmont for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 as they would reduce the loss per share presented.










Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
EBITDAre, Core EBITDA, Property Net Operating Income (Cash and Accrual), Same Store Net Operating Income (Cash and Accrual)
Unaudited (in thousands)
Cash BasisAccrual Basis
Three Months EndedThree Months Ended
9/30/20239/30/20229/30/20239/30/2022
Net income/(loss) applicable to Piedmont (GAAP)$(17,002)$3,331 $(17,002)$3,331 
Net income/(loss) applicable to noncontrolling interest
1— 1— 
Interest expense
27,36117,244 27,36117,244 
Depreciation
38,14034,931 38,14034,931 
Amortization
20,15123,278 20,15123,278 
Depreciation and amortization attributable to noncontrolling interests2021 2021 
Goodwill impairment charge
10,957— 10,957— 
EBITDAre*
79,62878,805 79,62878,805 
Loss on early extinguishment of debt820— 820— 
Core EBITDA*80,44878,805 80,44878,805 
General and administrative expenses
7,0436,590 7,0436,590 
Management fee revenue
(210)(177)(210)(177)
Other income
(207)(119)(207)(119)
       Reversal of non-cash general reserve for uncollectible accounts(600)(1,000)
Straight line effects of lease revenue
(418)(3,268)
Straight line effects of lease revenue attributable to noncontrolling interests(2)(4)
Amortization of lease-related intangibles
(4,479)(3,542)
Property NOI*81,57577,285 87,07485,099 
Net operating (income)/loss from:
Acquisitions
(5,941)(2,867)(7,404)(4,164)
Dispositions
28(2,587)28(2,579)
Other investments(1)
212211 111150 
Same Store NOI*$75,874$72,042 $79,809$78,506 
Change period over period in Same Store NOI5.3%N/A1.7 %N/A


(1)Other investments consist of our investments in active, out-of-service redevelopment and development projects, land, and recently completed redevelopment and development projects. The operating results of 222 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, FL, are included in this line item.




Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
EBITDAre, Core EBITDA, Property Net Operating Income (Cash and Accrual), Same Store Net Operating Income (Cash and Accrual)
Unaudited (in thousands)
Cash BasisAccrual Basis
Nine Months EndedNine Months Ended
9/30/20239/30/20229/30/20239/30/2022
Net income/(loss) applicable to Piedmont (GAAP)$(20,357)$71,261 $(20,357)$71,261 
Net income/(loss) applicable to noncontrolling interest
7(1)7(1)
Interest expense
72,82744,917 72,82744,917 
Depreciation
110,39198,799 110,39198,799 
Amortization
63,49566,986 63,49566,986 
Depreciation and amortization attributable to noncontrolling interests6065 6065 
Goodwill impairment charge
10,957— 10,957— 
Gain on sale of real estate assets
(50,674)(50,674)
EBITDAre*
237,380231,353 237,380231,353 
Loss on Early Extinguishment of Debt820— 820— 
Core EBITDA*238,200231,353 238,200231,353 
General and administrative expenses
22,01321,212 22,01321,212 
Management fee revenue
(756)(743)(756)(743)
Other income
(3,218)(1,655)(3,218)(1,655)
Reversal of non-cash general reserve for uncollectible accounts(1,000)(2,000)
Straight line effects of lease revenue
(6,360)(8,874)
Straight line effects of lease revenue attributable to noncontrolling interests(7)(6)
Amortization of lease-related intangibles
(11,010)(9,713)
Property NOI*237,862229,574 256,239250,167 
Net operating income/(loss) from:
Acquisitions
(16,784)(2,867)(22,384)(4,164)
Dispositions
102(8,372)102(8,437)
Other investments(1)
548539 244528 
Same Store NOI*$221,728$218,874 $234,201$238,094 
Change period over period in Same Store NOI1.3 %N/A(1.6)%N/A

(1)Other investments consist of our investments in active redevelopment and development projects, land, and recently completed redevelopment and development projects for which some portion of operating expenses were capitalized during the current or prior reporting periods. The operating results from 222 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, FL, are included in this line item.




*Definitions:



Funds From Operations ("FFO"): The Company calculates FFO in accordance with the current National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) definition. NAREIT currently defines FFO as net income/(loss) (calculated in accordance with GAAP), excluding depreciation and amortization related to real estate, gains and losses from the sale of certain real estate assets, gains and losses from change in control, and impairment write-downs of certain real estate assets and investment in entities when the impairment is directly attributable to decreases in the value of depreciable real estate held by the entity, along with appropriate adjustments to those reconciling items for joint ventures, if any. These adjustments can vary among owners of identical assets in similar conditions based on historical cost accounting and useful-life estimates. FFO is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be viewed as an alternative to net income calculated in accordance with GAAP as a measurement of the Company’s operating performance. The Company believes that FFO is helpful to investors as a supplemental performance measure because it excludes the effects of depreciation, amortization and gains or losses from sales of real estate, all of which are based on historical costs, which implicitly assumes that the value of real estate diminishes predictably over time. The Company also believes that FFO can help facilitate comparisons of operating performance between periods and with other REITs. However, other REITs may not define FFO in accordance with the NAREIT definition, or may interpret the current NAREIT definition differently than the Company; therefore, the Company’s computation of FFO may not be comparable to that of such other REITs.

Core Funds From Operations ("Core FFO"): The Company calculates Core FFO by starting with FFO, as defined by NAREIT, and adjusting for gains or losses on the extinguishment of swaps and/or debt and any significant non-recurring items. Core FFO is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be viewed as an alternative to net income calculated in accordance with GAAP as a measurement of the Company’s operating performance. The Company believes that Core FFO is helpful to investors as a supplemental performance measure because it excludes the effects of certain infrequent or non-recurring items which can create significant earnings volatility, but which do not directly relate to the Company’s core business operations. As a result, the Company believes that Core FFO can help facilitate comparisons of operating performance between periods and provides a more meaningful predictor of future earnings potential. Other REITs may not define Core FFO in the same manner as the Company; therefore, the Company’s computation of Core FFO may not be comparable to that of other REITs.

Adjusted Funds From Operations ("AFFO"): The Company calculates AFFO by starting with Core FFO and adjusting for non-incremental capital expenditures and then adding back non-cash items including: non-real estate depreciation, straight-lined rents and fair value lease adjustments, non-cash components of interest expense and compensation expense, and by making similar adjustments for joint ventures, if any. AFFO is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be viewed as an alternative to net income calculated in accordance with GAAP as a measurement of the Company’s operating performance. The Company believes that AFFO is helpful to investors as a meaningful supplemental comparative performance measure of our ability to make incremental capital investments. Other REITs may not define AFFO in the same manner as the Company; therefore, the Company’s computation of AFFO may not be comparable to that of other REITs.

EBITDAre: The Company calculates EBITDAre in accordance with the current National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) definition. NAREIT currently defines EBITDAre as net income/(loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP) adjusted for gains or losses from sales of property, impairment charges, depreciation on real estate assets, amortization on real estate assets, interest expense and taxes, along with the same adjustments for joint ventures. Some of the adjustments mentioned can vary among owners of identical assets in similar conditions based on historical cost accounting and useful-life estimates. EBITDAre is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be viewed as an alternative to net income calculated in accordance with GAAP as a measurement of the Company’s operating performance. The Company believes that EBITDAre is helpful to investors as a supplemental performance measure because it provides a metric for understanding the Company’s results from ongoing operations without taking into account the effects of non-cash expenses (such as depreciation and amortization) and capitalization and capital structure expenses (such as interest expense and taxes). The Company also believes that EBITDAre can help facilitate comparisons of operating performance between periods and with other REITs. However, other REITs may not define EBITDAre in accordance with the NAREIT definition, or may interpret the current NAREIT definition differently than the Company; therefore, the Company’s computation of EBITDAre may not be comparable to that of such other REITs.

Core EBITDA: The Company calculates Core EBITDA as net income/(loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP) before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and removing any impairment charges, gains or losses from sales of property and other significant infrequent items that create volatility within our earnings and make it difficult to determine the earnings generated by our core ongoing business. Core EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be viewed as an alternative to net income calculated in accordance with GAAP as a measurement of the Company’s operating performance. The Company believes that Core EBITDA is helpful to investors as a supplemental performance measure because it provides a metric for understanding the performance of the Company’s results from ongoing operations without taking into account the effects of non-cash expenses (such as depreciation and amortization), as well as items that are not part of normal day-to-day operations of the Company’s business. Other REITs may not define Core EBITDA in the same manner as the Company; therefore, the Company’s computation of Core EBITDA may not be comparable to that of other REITs.

Property Net Operating Income ("Property NOI"): The Company calculates Property NOI by starting with Core EBITDA and adjusting for general and administrative expense, income associated with property management performed by Piedmont for other organizations and other income or expense items for the Company, such as interest income from loan investments or costs from the pursuit of non-consummated transactions. The Company may present this measure on an accrual basis or a cash basis. When presented on a cash basis, the effects of non-cash general reserve for uncollectible accounts, straight lined rents and fair value lease revenue are also eliminated. Property NOI is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be viewed as an alternative to net income calculated in accordance with GAAP as a measurement of the Company’s operating performance. The Company believes that Property NOI is helpful to investors as a supplemental comparative performance measure of income generated by its properties alone without the administrative overhead of the Company. Other REITs may not define Property NOI in the same manner as the Company; therefore, the Company’s computation of Property NOI may not be comparable to that of other REITs.

Same Store Net Operating Income ("Same Store NOI"): The Company calculates Same Store NOI as Property NOI attributable to the properties for which the following criteria were met during the entire span of the current and prior year reporting periods: (i) they were owned, (ii) they were not under development / redevelopment, and (iii) none of the operating expenses for which were capitalized. Same Store NOI also excludes amounts attributable to land assets. The Company may present this measure on an accrual basis or a cash basis. Same Store NOI is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be viewed as an alternative to net income calculated in accordance with GAAP as a measurement of the Company’s operating performance. The Company believes that Same Store NOI is helpful to investors as a supplemental comparative performance measure of the income generated from the same group of properties from one period to the next. Other REITs may not define Same Store NOI in the same manner as the Company; therefore, the Company’s computation of Same Store NOI may not be comparable to that of other REITs.

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Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Quarterly Supplemental Information
Index
PagePage
IntroductionOther Investments
Corporate DataOther Investments Detail
Investor InformationSupporting Information
Earnings ReleaseDefinitions
Key Performance IndicatorsResearch Coverage
FinancialsNon-GAAP Reconciliations
Balance SheetsIn-Service Portfolio Detail
Income StatementsMajor Leases Not Yet Commenced and Major Abatements
Funds From Operations / Adjusted Funds From OperationsRisks, Uncertainties and Limitations
Same Store Analysis
Capitalization Analysis
Debt Summary
Debt Detail
Debt Covenant & Ratio Analysis
Operational & Portfolio Information - Office Property Investments
Tenant Diversification
Tenant Credit Rating & Lease Distribution Information
Leased Percentage Information
Rental Rate Roll Up / Roll Down Analysis
Lease Expiration Schedule
Quarterly Lease Expirations
Annual Lease Expirations
Contractual Tenant Improvements & Leasing Commissions
Geographic Diversification
Geographic Diversification by Location Type
Industry Diversification
Property Investment Activity
Notice to Readers:
Please refer to page 40 for a discussion of important risks related to the business of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc., as well as an investment in its securities, including risks that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from results and events referred to in the forward-looking information. Considering these risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and limitations, the forward-looking statements about leasing, financial operations, leasing prospects, acquisitions, dispositions, etc. contained in this quarterly supplemental information report may differ from actual results.
Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period financial statement presentation. In addition, many of the schedules herein contain rounding to the nearest thousands or millions and, therefore, the schedules may not total due to this rounding convention.
To supplement the presentation of the Company’s financial results prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this report contains certain financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, including FFO, Core FFO, AFFO, Same Store NOI, Property NOI, EBITDAre and Core EBITDA. Definitions and reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to their most comparable GAAP metrics are included beginning on page 33. Each of the non-GAAP measures included in this report has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of the Company’s results calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, because not all companies use identical calculations, the Company’s presentation of non-GAAP measures in this report may not be comparable to similarly titled measures disclosed by other companies, including other REITs. The Company may also change the calculation of any of the non-GAAP measures included in this report from time to time in light of its then existing operations.




Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Corporate Data

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (also referred to herein as "Piedmont" or the "Company") (NYSE: PDM) is an owner, manager, developer, redeveloper and operator of high-quality, Class A office properties located primarily in major U.S. Sunbelt markets. The Company is a fully-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust ("REIT") with local management offices in each of its markets and is investment-grade rated by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. The Company was designated an Energy Star Partner of the Year for 2021, 2022 and 2023, and it was the only office REIT headquartered in the Southeast to receive those designations. Currently, nearly 90% of the Company's square footage is Energy Star certified and approximately two-thirds is LEED certified. Piedmont is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

This data supplements the information provided in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and should be reviewed in conjunction with such filings.
As ofAs of
September 30, 2023December 31, 2022
Number of consolidated in-service office properties (1)
5151
Rentable square footage (in thousands) (1)
16,63516,658
Percent leased (2)
86.7 %86.7 %
Capitalization (in thousands):
Total debt - GAAP$2,050,319$1,983,681
Total principal amount of debt outstanding (excludes premiums, discounts, and deferred financing costs)$2,068,875$1,997,000
Equity market capitalization (3)
$695,174$1,131,941
Total market capitalization (3)
$2,764,049$3,128,941
Average net principal amount of debt to Core EBITDA - quarterly (4)
6.4 x6.4 x
Average net principal amount of debt to Core EBITDA - trailing twelve months (5)
6.4 x6.0 x
Total principal amount of debt / Total gross assets (6)
38.4 %37.6 %
Common stock data:
High closing price during quarter$7.98$10.92
Low closing price during quarter$5.47$8.80
Closing price of common stock at period end$5.62$9.17
Weighted average fully diluted shares outstanding during quarter (in thousands)123,781123,633
Shares of common stock issued and outstanding at period end (in thousands)123,696123,440
Annualized current dividend per share (7)
$0.50$0.84
Ratings (Standard & Poor's / Moody's)BBB / Baa2BBB / Baa2
Employees152149
(1)As of September 30, 2023, our consolidated office portfolio consisted of 51 properties (exclusive of one 127,000 square foot property that was out of service for redevelopment, 222 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, FL).
(2)
Calculated as square footage associated with commenced leases plus square footage associated with executed but uncommenced leases for vacant spaces at our in-service properties, divided by total rentable in-service square footage, all as of the relevant date, expressed as a percentage. Please refer to page 22 for additional analyses regarding Piedmont's leased percentage.
(3)Reflects common stock closing price, shares outstanding and principal amount of debt outstanding as of the end of the reporting period, as appropriate.
(4)For the purposes of this calculation, we annualize the Core EBITDA for the quarter and use the average daily principal balance of debt outstanding during the quarter, less cash and cash equivalents and escrow deposits and restricted cash as of the end of each month of the quarter.
(5)For the purposes of this calculation, we use the sum of Core EBITDA for the trailing four quarters and the average daily principal balance of debt outstanding for the trailing four quarters, less the average of cash and cash equivalents and escrow deposits and restricted cash as of the end of each month in the trailing four quarter period.
(6)Total gross assets is defined as total assets with the add-back of accumulated depreciation and accumulated amortization related to real estate assets and accumulated amortization related to deferred lease costs.
(7)Annualized amount based on the regular dividends per share recorded for the most recent quarter.



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Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Investor Information
Corporate
5565 Glenridge Connector, Suite 450
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
770.418.8800
www.piedmontreit.com
Executive Management
C. Brent SmithRobert E. BowersGeorge Wells
Chief Executive Officer, PresidentChief Financial and Administrative OfficerChief Operating Officer and
and Directorand Executive Vice PresidentExecutive Vice President
Kevin D. FossumChristopher A. KollmeDamian J. Miller
Executive Vice President,Executive Vice President,Executive Vice President,
Property ManagementInvestmentsDallas
Laura P. MoonAlex ValenteRobert K. Wiberg
Chief Accounting Officer and TreasurerExecutive Vice President,Executive Vice President,
and Senior Vice PresidentSoutheast RegionNortheast Region and Co-Head of
Development
Board of Directors
Frank C. McDowellDale H. TaysomKelly H. BarrettGlenn G. Cohen
Director, Chair of the Board of Directors, andDirector, Vice Chair of the Director, Chair of the Audit Committee, Director, Chair of the Compensation
Member of the Compensation and GovernanceBoard of Directors, and Member of theand Member of the Governance CommitteeCommittee, and Member of the Audit
CommitteesAudit and Capital Committeesand Capital Committees
Venkatesh S. DurvasulaMary HagerBarbara B. LangC. Brent Smith
Director and Member of the Capital CommitteeDirector and Member of the Director, Chair of the Governance CommitteeChief Executive Officer, President
Governance Committee(including ESG), and Member of theand Director
Jeffrey L. SwopeCompensation Committee
Director, Chair of the Capital
Committee, and Member of the
Compensation Committee
Transfer AgentCorporate CounselInstitutional Analyst ContactInvestor Relations
ComputershareKing & SpaldingPhone: 770.418.8592Phone: 866.354.3485
P.O. Box 430061180 Peachtree Street, NEresearch.analysts@piedmontreit.cominvestor.services@piedmontreit.com
Providence, RI 02940-3078Atlanta, GA 30309www.piedmontreit.com
Phone: 866.354.3485Phone: 404.572.4600

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Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Earnings Release
Piedmont Office Realty Trust Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results

ATLANTA, October 30, 2023--Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. ("Piedmont" or the "Company") (NYSE:PDM), an owner of Class A office properties located primarily in major U.S. Sunbelt markets, today announced its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023.


Highlights for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2023:

Financial Results:
Three Months Ended
(in 000s other than per share amounts)September 30, 2023September 30, 2022
Net income/(loss) applicable to Piedmont$(17,002)$3,331
Net income/(loss) per share applicable to common stockholders - diluted$(0.14)$0.03
Goodwill impairment charge$10,957— 
Interest expense$27,361$17,244
Loss on early extinguishment of debt$820— 
NAREIT Funds From Operations ("FFO") applicable to common stock$51,896$61,352
Core FFO applicable to common stock$52,716$61,352
NAREIT FFO per diluted share$0.42$0.50
Core FFO per diluted share$0.43$0.50
Adjusted FFO applicable to common stock$39,939$43,482
Dividends Paid to Common Stockholders$15,462$25,913
Despite a $2.9 million increase in total revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2023 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2022, Piedmont recognized a net loss of $17.0 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2023, which included the following:
An approximately $11.0 million non-cash impairment charge associated with a partial write down of the Company's goodwill balance;
An approximately $10.1 million increase in interest expense driven by higher interest rates on the Company's debt during the three months ended September 30, 2023 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2022; and
An approximately $0.8 million loss on early extinguishment of debt associated with refinancing activity during the three months ended September 30, 2023, as further described below.
Core FFO, which removes the impact of the impairment loss and loss on extinguishment of debt noted above, as well as depreciation and amortization expense, was $0.43 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2023, as compared to $0.50 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2022. The $0.07 per diluted share decrease was attributable to the $10.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, increase in interest expense during the third quarter of 2023, partially offset by continued growth in operating income from the Company's properties, as compared to the third quarter of 2022.




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Leasing (including subsequent events):
Three Months Ended September 30, 2023Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023
# of lease transactions45140
Total leasing sf302,2171,426,808
New tenant leasing sf170,276676,278
Cash rent roll up11.7%9.8%
Accrual rent roll up10.3%13.5%
Retention ratio76.0%
Leased percentage as of period end86.7%
The Company completed approximately 302,000 square feet of leasing transactions during the third quarter, the majority of which, or approximately 170,000 square feet, was for new tenant leasing, which is consistent with pre-COVID leasing levels.
The largest new lease completed during the quarter was for a financial services tenant for approximately 32,000 square feet at Crescent Ridge II in Minneapolis, MN.
Cash and accrual basis rents on leases executed during the quarter ended September 30, 2023 for space vacant one year or less increased approximately 12% and 10%, respectively.
The Company's leased percentage as of September 30, 2023 increased to 86.7% from 86.2% as of June 30, 2023 with scheduled lease expirations for the remainder of 2023 representing approximately 2% of annualized lease revenue.
Both Same Store NOI - Cash basis and Same Store NOI - Accrual basis increased 5.3% and 1.7%, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2023, as compared to the same period in the prior year, as new leases commencing or with expiring abatements outweighed expired leases.
The average size lease executed during the third quarter of 2023 was approximately 13,000 square feet and the weighted average lease term was approximately seven years.
As of September 30, 2023, the Company had approximately 1.1 million square feet of executed leases for vacant space yet to commence or under rental abatement, representing approximately $36 million of future additional annual cash revenue.
Subsequent to quarter end, the Company has already completed over 600,000 square feet of executed leases including: a new tenant lease with GE Vernova for approximately 77,000 square feet at Galleria 600 in Atlanta, GA through 2036; and the renewal of US Bancorp's entire 447,000 square foot headquarters lease at US Bancorp Center in downtown Minneapolis, MN through 2034.

Balance Sheet:
(in 000s except for ratios)September 30, 2023December 31, 2022
Total Real Estate Assets$3,502,576$3,500,624
Total Assets$4,073,778$4,085,525
Total Debt$2,050,319$1,983,681
Weighted Average Cost of Debt5.46 %3.89%
Debt-to-Gross Assets Ratio38.4 %37.6%
Average Net Debt-to-Core EBITDA (ttm)6.4 x6.0 x
During the three months ended September 30, 2023, the Company's operating partnership, Piedmont Operating Partnership, LP, issued $400 million aggregate principal amount of 9.25% senior unsecured notes due 2028 (the "2028 Notes"), rated BBB by S&P and Baa2 by Moody's. Approximately $350 million of the net proceeds from the issuance was used to fund the Company's tender offer for its outstanding unsecured senior notes due 2024 (the "2024 Notes"), which resulted in the recognition of an approximately $0.8 million loss on early extinguishment of debt during the quarter. The remaining net proceeds from the bond issuance were used to pay down the Company's line of credit.

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ESG and Operations:
During the three months ended September 30, 2023, the Company received notice that it achieved the highest sustainability rating of "5 Star" and a second consecutive "Green Star" recognition from GRESB® based on 2022 performance.

Commenting on third quarter results, Brent Smith, Piedmont's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "The third quarter was productive for Piedmont as we continued to advance on several of our key goals for 2023. First and foremost, we delivered another quarter of solid leasing results - just over 300,000 square feet in total leasing with the majority, or 170,000 square feet, being for new tenant leasing, increasing our overall leased percentage to approximately 86.7% as of the end of the quarter, and reflecting double-digit rollups in both cash and accrual rental rates. Additionally, our previously announced third quarter refinancing activity addressed our upcoming 2024 debt maturities and bolstered our balance sheet as our fixed rate debt now has a weighted average debt tenure of over 5 years at an average rate of approximately 5%." Continuing, Smith added, "The most exciting leasing activity was completed just after the end of the third quarter, with the execution of over 600,000 square feet of leasing thus far in October, the bulk of which was US Bank's renewal of its downtown Minneapolis headquarters location at US Bancorp Center, as well as a sizeable new tenant lease with GE Vernova at the Atlanta Galleria. The strong start to fourth quarter leasing reinforces our year end leased goal of 87% and demonstrates the continuing demand for highly-amenitized, well-located office space operated by a sustainability focused and financially stable landlord."

Fourth Quarter 2023 Dividend:
As previously announced, on October 25, 2023, the board of directors of Piedmont declared a dividend for the fourth quarter of 2023 in the amount of $0.125 per share on its common stock to stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 24, 2023, payable on January 2, 2024.

Guidance for 2023:

The Company's previously issued guidance for the year ending December 31, 2023 is as follows:
(in millions, except per share data)LowHigh
Net income/(loss)$(19)$(17)
Add:
Depreciation148 151 
Amortization87 89 
Core FFO applicable to common stock$216 $223 
Core FFO applicable to common stock per diluted share$1.74$1.80
Due to interest rates remaining at elevated levels longer than originally anticipated, the Company estimates that it will achieve the lower end of the above stated range. This guidance is based on information available to management as of the date of this release and reflects management's view of current market conditions. No speculative acquisitions or dispositions are included in the above guidance. The Company will adjust guidance if such transactions occur, and if interest rate impacts differ from current assumptions.
Note that actual results could differ materially from these estimates and individual quarters may fluctuate on both a cash basis and an accrual basis due to the timing of any future dispositions, significant lease commencements and expirations, abatement periods, repairs and maintenance expenses, capital expenditures, capital markets activities, seasonal general and administrative expenses, accrued potential performance-based compensation expense, one-time revenue or expense events, and other factors discussed under "Risks, Uncertainties & Limitations" below.

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Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Key Performance Indicators
Unaudited (in thousands except for per share data and ratios)
This section of our supplemental report includes non-GAAP financial measures, including, but not limited to, Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization for real estate (EBITDAre), Core Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (Core EBITDA), Funds from Operations (FFO), Core Funds from Operations (Core FFO), Adjusted Funds from Operations (AFFO), and Same Store Net Operating Income (Same Store NOI). Definitions of these non-GAAP measures are provided on page 33 and reconciliations are provided beginning on page 35.
Three Months Ended
Selected Operating Data9/30/20236/30/20233/31/202312/31/20229/30/2022
Percent leased
86.7 %86.2 %86.1 %86.7 %86.8 %
Percent leased - economic (1)
80.8 %80.0 %79.6 %81.1 %80.6 %
Total revenues$146,986$143,072$142,367$147,208$144,100
Net income / (loss) applicable to Piedmont-$17,002-$1,988-$1,367$75,569$3,331
Net income / (loss) per share applicable to common stockholders - diluted-$0.14-$0.02-$0.01$0.61$0.03
Core EBITDA$80,448$79,212$78,541$82,186$78,805
Core FFO applicable to common stock$52,716$55,535$56,344$61,235$61,352
Core FFO per share - diluted$0.43$0.45$0.46$0.50$0.50
AFFO applicable to common stock$39,939$44,444$36,792$47,082$43,482
Gross regular dividends (2)
$15,462$25,975$25,965$25,918$25,913
Regular dividends per share (2)
$0.125$0.210$0.210$0.210$0.210
Same store net operating income - accrual basis (3)
1.7 %-3.7 %-2.8 %-0.7 %0.3 %
Same store net operating income - cash basis (3)
5.3 %0.2 %-1.5 %1.6 %-0.3 %
Rental rate roll up / roll down - accrual rents
10.3 %19.6 %9.9 %11.5 %37.6 %
Rental rate roll up / roll down - cash rents
11.7 %14.3 %5.7 %6.5 %33.1 %
Selected Balance Sheet Data
Total real estate assets, net$3,502,576$3,512,128$3,486,797$3,500,624$3,572,591
Total assets$4,073,778$4,094,349$4,237,460$4,085,525$4,185,493
Total liabilities$2,306,713$2,297,015$2,417,363$2,236,270$2,388,162
Ratios & Information for Debt Holders
Core EBITDA to total revenues
54.7 %55.4 %55.2 %55.8 %54.7 %
Fixed charge coverage ratio (4)
2.7 x3.2 x3.4 x3.8 x4.3 x
Average net principal amount of debt to Core EBITDA - quarterly (5)
6.4 x6.4 x6.3 x6.4 x6.1 x
Total gross real estate assets$4,601,792$4,576,943$4,518,003$4,506,328$4,587,669
Total debt - GAAP$2,050,319$2,049,236$2,197,955$1,983,681$2,145,408
Net principal amount of debt (6)
$2,057,848$2,051,778$2,037,224$1,977,400$2,146,156
(1)Economic leased percentage excludes the square footage associated with executed but not commenced leases for currently vacant spaces and the square footage associated with tenants receiving rental abatements (after proportional adjustments for tenants receiving only partial rental abatements). Due to variations in rental abatement structures, there will be variability to the economic leased percentage over time as abatements commence and expire.
(2)Dividends are reflected in the quarter in which the record date occurred.
(3)
Please refer to the three pages starting with page 13 for reconciliations to net income and additional same store net operating income information. The statistic provided for each of the prior quarters is based on the same store property population applicable at the time that the metric was initially reported.
(4)The fixed charge coverage ratio is calculated as Core EBITDA divided by the sum of interest expense, principal amortization, capitalized interest and preferred dividends (none during periods presented). The Company had principal amortization of $0.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2023 and no principal amortization for prior periods presented. The Company had capitalized interest of $1.9 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, $1.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, $1.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, $1.0 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2022, and $1.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2022.
(5)For the purposes of this calculation, we annualize the Core EBITDA for the quarter and use the average daily principal balance of debt outstanding during the quarter, less cash and cash equivalents and escrow deposits and restricted cash as of the end of each month of the quarter.
(6)Net principal amount of debt is calculated and defined as the total principal amount of debt outstanding minus cash and cash equivalents and escrow deposits and restricted cash all as of the end of the period.

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Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
Unaudited (in thousands)
9/30/20236/30/20233/31/202312/31/20229/30/2022
Assets:
Real estate, at cost:
Land assets$567,244 $567,244 $567,244 $567,244 $578,722 
Buildings and improvements3,782,385 3,768,456 3,714,572 3,682,000 3,751,722 
Buildings and improvements, accumulated depreciation(1,013,019)(981,052)(947,209)(915,010)(926,357)
Intangible lease asset177,584 182,127 190,180 205,074 212,248 
Intangible lease asset, accumulated amortization(86,197)(83,763)(83,997)(90,694)(88,721)
Construction in progress74,579 59,116 46,007 52,010 44,977 
Total real estate assets3,502,576 3,512,128 3,486,797 3,500,624 3,572,591 
Cash and cash equivalents5,044 5,167 170,593 16,536 10,653 
Tenant receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts8,806 5,387 6,280 4,762 7,796 
Straight line rent receivable181,843 180,339 176,320 172,019 173,122 
Escrow deposits and restricted cash5,983 5,055 4,183 3,064 2,191 
Prepaid expenses and other assets26,156 23,566 26,810 17,152 23,925 
Goodwill71,980 82,937 82,937 82,937 98,918 
Interest rate swap5,841 5,693 2,899 4,183 3,760 
Deferred lease costs, gross483,353 482,149 486,694 505,979 510,936 
Deferred lease costs, accumulated amortization(217,804)(208,072)(206,053)(221,731)(218,399)
Total assets$4,073,778 $4,094,349 $4,237,460 $4,085,525 $4,185,493 
Liabilities:
Unsecured debt, net of discount$1,853,598 $1,852,236 $2,000,955 $1,786,681 $1,948,408 
Secured debt196,721 197,000 197,000 197,000 197,000 
Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and accrued capital expenditures120,579 107,629 98,464 135,663 111,262 
Deferred income89,990 89,815 67,056 59,977 70,798 
Intangible lease liabilities, less accumulated amortization45,825 50,335 53,494 56,949 60,694 
Interest rate swaps— — 394 — — 
Total liabilities2,306,713 2,297,015 2,417,363 2,236,270 2,388,162 
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock1,237 1,237 1,236 1,234 1,234 
Additional paid in capital3,714,629 3,712,688 3,710,767 3,711,005 3,709,234 
Cumulative distributions in excess of earnings(1,943,652)(1,911,188)(1,883,225)(1,855,893)(1,905,544)
Other comprehensive loss(6,718)(6,977)(10,266)(8,679)(9,194)
Piedmont stockholders' equity1,765,496 1,795,760 1,818,512 1,847,667 1,795,730 
Non-controlling interest1,569 1,574 1,585 1,588 1,601 
Total stockholders' equity1,767,065 1,797,334 1,820,097 1,849,255 1,797,331 
Total liabilities, redeemable common stock and stockholders' equity$4,073,778 $4,094,349 $4,237,460 $4,085,525 $4,185,493 
Common stock outstanding at end of period123,696 123,692 123,643 123,440 123,395 


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Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Income
Unaudited (in thousands except for per share data)
Three Months Ended
9/30/20236/30/20233/31/202312/31/20229/30/2022
Revenues:
Rental income (1)
$115,250 $112,238 $112,560 $117,148 $114,280 
Tenant reimbursements (1)
26,284 25,265 24,269 24,958 25,292 
Property management fee revenue396 437 507 395 303 
Other property related income5,056 5,132 5,031 4,707 4,225 
146,986 143,072 142,367 147,208 144,100 
Expenses:
Property operating costs59,847 58,368 57,791 59,763 59,039 
Depreciation38,150 36,475 35,797 34,788 34,941 
Amortization20,160 21,333 22,031 23,915 23,290 
Impairment charge (2)
10,957 — — 25,981 — 
General and administrative7,043 7,279 7,691 7,915 6,590 
136,157 123,455 123,310 152,362 123,860 
Other income / (expense):
Interest expense(27,361)(23,389)(22,077)(20,739)(17,244)
Other income / (expense)351 1,787 1,656 408 335 
Gain / (loss) on early extinguishment of debt (3)
(820)— — — — 
Gain / (loss) on sale of real estate (2)
— — — 101,055 — 
Net income / (loss)(17,001)(1,985)(1,364)75,570 3,331 
Less: Net (income) / loss applicable to noncontrolling interest(1)(3)(3)(1)— 
Net income / (loss) applicable to Piedmont$(17,002)$(1,988)$(1,367)$75,569 $3,331 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted123,696 123,671 123,550 123,633 123,697 
Net income / (loss) per share applicable to common stockholders - diluted$(0.14)$(0.02)$(0.01)$0.61 $0.03 
Common stock outstanding at end of period123,696 123,692 123,643 123,440 123,395 









(1)The presentation method used for this line is not in conformance with GAAP. To be in conformance with the current GAAP standard, the Company would combine amounts presented on the rental income line with amounts presented on the tenant reimbursements line and present that aggregated figure on one line entitled "rental and tenant reimbursement revenue."
(2)
The impairment charge reflected in the third quarter of 2023 was related to the write down of the Company's goodwill balance allocated to its Minneapolis market. The impairment charge reflected in the fourth quarter of 2022 was related to (a) the write down of the Company's goodwill balance of $16.0 million allocated to the Washington, D.C. market; and (b) the write down of the book value of one property. The gain on sale of real estate reflected in the fourth quarter of 2022 was primarily related to the sales of One Brattle Square and 1414 Massachusetts Avenue, both in Cambridge, MA.
(3)The loss on early extinguishment of debt in the third quarter of 2023 was related to the pro-rata write-off of unamortized debt issuance costs and discounts associated with the repurchase of approximately $350 million of the $400 Million Unsecured Senior Notes due 2024, as well as fees paid, pursuant to a tender offer during the quarter.

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Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Income
Unaudited (in thousands except for per share data)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
9/30/20239/30/2022Change ($)Change (%)9/30/20239/30/2022Change ($)Change (%)
Revenues:
Rental income (1)
$115,250 $114,280 $970 0.8 %$340,048 $334,256 $5,792 1.7 %
Tenant reimbursements (1)
26,284 25,292 992 3.9 %75,818 69,379 6,439 9.3 %
Property management fee revenue396 303 93 30.7 %1,340 1,280 60 4.7 %
Other property related income5,056 4,225 831 19.7 %15,219 11,643 3,576 30.7 %
146,986 144,100 2,886 2.0 %432,425 416,558 15,867 3.8 %
Expenses:
Property operating costs59,847 59,039 (808)(1.4)%176,006 166,295 (9,711)(5.8)%
Depreciation38,150 34,941 (3,209)(9.2)%110,422 98,828 (11,594)(11.7)%
Amortization20,160 23,290 3,130 13.4 %63,524 67,022 3,498 5.2 %
Goodwill impairment charge (2)
10,957 — (10,957)(100.0)%10,957 — (10,957)(100.0)%
General and administrative7,043 6,590 (453)(6.9)%22,013 21,212 (801)(3.8)%
136,157 123,860 (12,297)(9.9)%382,922 353,357 (29,565)(8.4)%
Other income / (expense):
Interest expense(27,361)(17,244)(10,117)(58.7)%(72,827)(44,917)(27,910)(62.1)%
Other income / (expense)351 335 16 4.8 %3,794 2,302 1,492 64.8 %
Gain / (loss) on early extinguishment of debt (3)
(820)— (820)(100.0)%(820)— (820)(100.0)%
Gain / (loss) on sale of real estate (2)
— — — — %— 50,674 (50,674)(100.0)%
Net income / (loss)(17,001)3,331 (20,332)(610.4)%(20,350)71,260 (91,610)(128.6)%
Less: Net (income) / loss applicable to noncontrolling interest(1)— (1)(100.0)%(7)(8)(800.0)%
Net income / (loss) applicable to Piedmont$(17,002)$3,331 $(20,333)(610.4)%$(20,357)$71,261 $(91,618)(128.6)%
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted123,696 123,697 123,640 123,631 
Net income / (loss) per share applicable to common stockholders - diluted$(0.14)$0.03 $(0.16)$0.58 
Common stock outstanding at end of period123,696 123,395 123,696 123,395 







(1)The presentation method used for this line is not in conformance with GAAP. To be in conformance with the current GAAP standard, the Company would combine amounts presented on the rental income line with amounts presented on the tenant reimbursements line and present that aggregated figure on one line entitled "rental and tenant reimbursement revenue."
(2)The impairment charge for the three months ended September 30, 2023 was related to the write down of the Company's goodwill balance allocated to its Minneapolis market. The gain on sale of real estate for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 was primarily related to the sales of 225 and 235 Presidential Way in Woburn, MA.
(3)The loss on early extinguishment of debt in the third quarter of 2023 was related to the pro-rata write-off of unamortized debt issuance costs and discounts associated with the repurchase of approximately $350 million of the $400 Million Unsecured Senior Notes due 2024, as well as fees paid, pursuant to a tender offer during the quarter.

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Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Funds From Operations, Core Funds From Operations and Adjusted Funds From Operations
Unaudited (in thousands except for per share data)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
9/30/20239/30/20229/30/20239/30/2022
GAAP net income / (loss) applicable to common stock$(17,002)$3,331 $(20,357)$71,261 
Depreciation for real estate assets (1)
37,790 34,743 109,680 98,262 
Amortization (1)
20,151 23,278 63,495 66,986 
Goodwill impairment charge
10,957 — 10,957 — 
Loss / (gain) on sale of properties
— — — (50,674)
NAREIT funds from operations applicable to common stock51,896 61,352 163,775 185,835 
Adjustments:
Loss / (gain) on early extinguishment of debt820 — 820 — 
Core funds from operations applicable to common stock52,716 61,352 164,595 185,835 
Adjustments:
Amortization of debt issuance costs and discounts on debt
1,410 922 3,961 2,463 
Depreciation of non real estate assets350 189 711 537 
Straight-line effects of lease revenue (1)
(418)(3,268)(6,360)(8,874)
Stock-based compensation adjustments2,070 1,950 4,348 3,116 
Amortization of lease-related intangibles (1)
(4,479)(3,542)(11,010)(9,713)
Non-incremental capital expenditures (2)
   Building/Construction/Development(7,085)(6,897)(14,751)(15,151)
   Tenant Improvements(2,687)(3,146)(10,614)(18,054)
   Leasing Costs(1,938)(4,078)(9,705)(9,201)
Adjusted funds from operations applicable to common stock$39,939 $43,482 $121,175 $130,958 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted123,781 123,697 123,689 123,631 
Funds from operations per share (diluted)$0.42 $0.50 $1.32 $1.50 
Core funds from operations per share (diluted)$0.43 $0.50 $1.33 $1.50 
Common stock outstanding at end of period123,696 123,395 123,696 123,395 

(1)Includes our proportionate share of amounts attributable to consolidated properties.
(2)
Non-incremental capital expenditures are defined on page 33.


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Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Same Store Net Operating Income (Cash Basis)
Unaudited (in thousands)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
9/30/20239/30/20229/30/20239/30/2022
Net income / (loss) applicable to Piedmont$(17,002)$3,331 $(20,357)$71,261 
Net income / (loss) applicable to noncontrolling interest— (1)
Interest expense
27,361 17,244 72,827 44,917 
Depreciation (1)
38,140 34,931 110,391 98,799 
Amortization (1)
20,151 23,278 63,495 66,986 
Depreciation and amortization attributable to noncontrolling interests20 21 60 65 
Goodwill impairment charge
10,957 — 10,957 — 
(Gain) / loss on sale of properties
— — — (50,674)
EBITDAre
79,628 78,805 237,380 231,353 
(Gain) / loss on early extinguishment of debt820 — 820 — 
Core EBITDA (2)
80,448 78,805 238,200 231,353 
General & administrative expenses
7,043 6,590 22,013 21,212 
Non-cash general reserve for uncollectible accounts(600)(1,000)(1,000)(2,000)
Management fee revenue (3)
(210)(177)(756)(743)
Other (income) / expense (1) (4)
(207)(119)(3,218)(1,655)
Straight-line effects of lease revenue (1)
(418)(3,268)(6,360)(8,874)
Straight-line effects of lease revenue attributable to noncontrolling interests(2)(4)(7)(6)
Amortization of lease-related intangibles (1)
(4,479)(3,542)(11,010)(9,713)
Property net operating income (cash basis)81,575 77,285 237,862 229,574 
Deduct net operating (income) / loss from:
Acquisitions (5)
(5,941)(2,867)(16,784)(2,867)
Dispositions (6)
28 (2,587)102 (8,372)
Other investments (7)
212 211 548 539 
Same store net operating income (cash basis)$75,874 $72,042 $221,728 $218,874 
Change period over period5.3 %N/A1.3 %N/A
(1)Includes our proportionate share of amounts attributable to consolidated properties.
(2)The Company has historically recognized approximately $2 to $3 million of termination income on an annual basis. Given the size of its asset base and the number of tenants with which it conducts business, Piedmont considers termination income of that magnitude to be a normal part of its operations and a recurring part of its revenue stream; however, the recognition of termination income is typically variable between quarters and throughout any given year and is dependent upon when during the year the Company receives termination notices from tenants. During the three months ended September 30 2023, Piedmont recognized $0.3 million of termination income, as compared with $0.4 million during the same period in 2022. During the nine months ended September 30, 2023, Piedmont recognized $0.7 million of termination income, as compared with $1.1 million during the same period in 2022.
(3)Presented net of related operating expenses incurred to earn the revenue; therefore, the information presented on this line will not tie to the data presented on the income statements.
(4)Figures presented on this line may not tie back to the relevant sources as some activity is attributable to property operations and is, therefore, presented in property net operating income.
(5)Acquisitions includes 1180 Peachtree Street in Atlanta, GA, purchased in the third quarter of 2022.
(6)Dispositions include Two Pierce Place in Itasca, IL and 225 and 235 Presidential Way in Woburn, MA, sold in the first quarter of 2022, and One Brattle Square and 1414 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA, sold in the fourth quarter of 2022.
(7)
Other investments include active out-of-service redevelopment and development projects, land, and recently completed redevelopment and development projects. Additional information on our land holdings can be found on page 32.The operating results from 222 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, FL, are included in this line item.

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Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
Same Store Net Operating Income (Accrual Basis)
Unaudited (in thousands)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
9/30/20239/30/20229/30/20239/30/2022
Net income / (loss) applicable to Piedmont$(17,002)$3,331 $(20,357)$71,261 
Net income / (loss) applicable to noncontrolling interest— (1)
Interest expense
27,361 17,244 72,827 44,917 
Depreciation (1)
38,140 34,931 110,391 98,799 
Amortization (1)
20,151 23,278 63,495 66,986 
Depreciation and amortization attributable to noncontrolling interests20 21 60 65 
Goodwill impairment charge
10,957 — 10,957 — 
(Gain) / loss on sale of properties
— — — (50,674)
EBITDAre
79,628 78,805 237,380 231,353 
(Gain) / loss on early extinguishment of debt820 — 820 — 
Core EBITDA (2)
80,448 78,805 238,200 231,353 
General & administrative expenses
7,043 6,590 22,013 21,212 
Management fee revenue (3)
(210)(177)(756)(743)
Other (income) / expense