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Press release from CNW Group

AMICA MATURE LIFESTYLES ANNOUNCES $23.6 MILLION OFFERING OF COMMON SHARES

Monday, February 14, 2011

AMICA MATURE LIFESTYLES ANNOUNCES $23.6 MILLION OFFERING OF COMMON SHARES16:18 EST Monday, February 14, 2011NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATESVANCOUVER, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - (TSX: ACC) - Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc. ("Amica" or the "Company"), a leader in the management, marketing, design, development, and ownership of luxury housing and services for mature lifestyles, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. (the "Underwriters"), to purchase, on a bought deal basis 3,000,000 common shares of the Company at a price of $7.85 per share (the "Offering"). In addition, Amica has granted to the Underwriters an over-allotment option exercisable at any time up to 30 days after closing of the Offering to acquire up to an additional 450,000 common shares of the Company. In the event that the over-allotment option is exercised in full, the aggregate gross proceeds of the Offering will be approximately $27.1 million.The net proceeds from the Offering (after deducting the underwriters' fees and estimated Offering expenses) will be used to fund future acquisition opportunities, capital needs of properties in lease-up and development, future acquisitions of increased ownership positions in existing mature Amica communities and for general corporate and working capital purposes.The common shares will be offered by way of a short form prospectus to be filed with the securities commissions and other similar regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada, except Quebec, pursuant to National Instrument 44-101 - Short Form Prospectus Distributions and in the United States pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended.Closing of the Offering is currently expected to take place on or about March 3, 2011 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the securities regulatory authorities.This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements is available.ABOUT AMICA MATURE LIFESTYLES INC. Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc., a Vancouver based public company, is a leader in the management, marketing, design, development and ownership of luxury housing and services for mature lifestyles.  There are 25 Amica Wellness & Vitality™ Residences, including two under development and three in pre-development. The common shares of Amica are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACC". For more information, visit www.amica.ca.Forward-Looking InformationThis news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements").These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and the Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as otherwise required by law. Users of forward-looking statements are cautioned that actual results may vary from forward-looking statements contained herein. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the Offering, the Company's ability to complete the Offering; the timing for completion of the Offering, proceeds expected to be raised from the Offering, use of proceeds from the Offering and other similar statements concerning anticipated future events, conditions or results that are not historical facts. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". While the Company has based these forward-looking statements on its expectations about future events as at the date that such statements were prepared, the statements are not a guarantee of the Company's future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors which could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Such factors and assumptions include, amongst others, the effects of general economic and market conditions, actions by government authorities, uncertainties associated with legal proceedings and negotiations and misjudgements in the course of preparing forward-looking statements. In addition, there are known and unknown risk factors which could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Known risk factors include, among others, risks related to: capital markets; cost overruns, delays and start-up losses for new real estate developments; the availability of capital to finance growth or refinance debt as it comes due; the ability of seniors to pay for Amica's services; Amica's ability to attract seniors with its services and keep pace with changing consumer preferences; risks inherent in the ownership of real property; operational risks inherent in owning and operating residences; dependence on the ability of Amica's co-tenancy participants to meet their obligations; interest rate volatility in the marketplace; regulatory changes; job actions including strikes and labour stoppages; possible liability under environmental laws and regulations relating to removal or remediation of hazardous or toxic substances on properties owned or operated by Amica; the risks associated with global events such as infectious diseases, extreme weather conditions and natural disasters; foreign exchange rate volatility; as well as those factors discussed in Amica's Annual Information Form dated August 11, 2010, filed with the Canadian Securities Administrators and available at www.sedar.com and in the "Risks and Uncertainties" section of the Company's management's discussion and analysis for the six months ended November 30, 2010 available at www.sedar.com. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements, or the material factors or assumptions used to develop such forward looking statements, will prove to be accurate. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.For further information: Mr. Art Ayres Chief Financial Officer Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc. (604) 630-3473 a.ayres@amica.ca      Ms. Alyssa Williams       Manager, Investor Communications       Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc.       (604) 639-2171       a.williams@amica.ca