THE MACERICH COMPANY
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
13. Stockholders' Equity: (Continued)
On October 30, 2015, the Company declared two special dividends/distributions ("Special Dividend"), each of $2.00 per share of common stock and per OP Unit. The first Special Dividend was paid on December 8, 2015 to stockholders and OP Unit holders of record on November 12, 2015. The second Special Dividend was paid on January 6, 2016 to common stockholders and OP Unit holders of record on November 12, 2015. The Special Dividends were funded from proceeds in connection with the financing and sale of ownership interests in the PPR Portfolio and Arrowhead Towne Center (See Note 4—Investments in Unconsolidated Joint Ventures).
At-The-Market Stock Offering Program ("ATM Program"):
On August 20, 2014, the Company entered into an equity distribution agreement with a number of sales agents (the "ATM Program") to issue and sell, from time to time, shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, having an aggregate offering price of up to $500,000. The ATM Program expired by its terms in August 2017. No shares were sold under the ATM Program.
Fashion Outlets of Chicago:
On October 31, 2014, the Company purchased the outside ownership interest in its consolidated joint venture in Fashion Outlets of Chicago, for $69,987. The purchase agreement included contingent consideration based on the financial performance of Fashion Outlets of Chicago. On August 19, 2016, the Company paid $23,800 in full settlement of the contingent consideration obligation.
On February 17, 2015, the Company acquired the remaining 50% ownership interest in Inland Center that it did not previously own for $51,250. The purchase price was funded by a cash payment of $26,250 and the assumption of the third party's share of the mortgage note payable on the property of $25,000. Prior to the acquisition, the Company had accounted for its investment in Inland Center under the equity method of accounting (See Note 4—Investments in Unconsolidated Joint Ventures). As a result of this transaction, the Company obtained 100% ownership of Inland Center. The acquisition was completed in order to obtain 100% ownership and control over this asset.
The following is a summary of the allocation of the fair value of Inland Center:
Total assets acquired
Mortgage note payable
Other accrued liabilities
Total liabilities assumed
Fair value of acquired net assets (at 100% ownership)