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Dundee International REIT Continues Strong Acquisition Pace in Germany and Reports Solid Third Quarter Results

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dundee International REIT Continues Strong Acquisition Pace in Germany and Reports Solid Third Quarter Results19:16 EST Wednesday, January 30, 2013This news release contains forward looking information that is based upon assumptions and is subject to risks and uncertainties as indicated in the cautionary note contained within this press release.TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - DUNDEE INTERNATIONAL REIT (TSX: DI.UN) today reported its quarterly financial results for the period ended September 30, 2012. Dundee International REIT's management team will be holding a conference call on Tuesday, November 6 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the results. To access the conference call, please dial 416-849-5525 in Toronto and overseas or 1-866-200-6965 elsewhere in Canada and the United States, followed by the passcode 88316798#. A taped replay of the call will be available for 90 days. Please dial 1-646-216-7204 or 1-866-206-0173 and use passcode 276896# to access the replay. The call will also be available via webcast at www.dundeeinternational.comHIGHLIGHTS$125 million of office properties under contract in Berlin and Hamburg at an average cap rate of 7.4%Attractive cap rate/interest rate spreads - acquisition of doubleU financed at 2.09%$9 million of strategic dispositions closed or under contract Finalized terms of revolving credit facility, providing additional financing of up to €45 million58,000 square feet of net absorption in Q3Quarterly results in line with expectations - AFFO of $0.21/unitACQUISITIONS During the third quarter, the Trust acquired doubleU, a high-quality multi-tenant office building located at Derendorfer Allee 4 in Düsseldorf for approximately $57 million. The building was completed in early 2012, is well located and is leased for an average of over seven years to a variety of fashion and creative tenants, with MEC GmbH, one of the world's largest media companies, occupying the majority of the space. The property was acquired at a cap rate of 6.4% and the Trust obtained mortgage financing at a 58% loan-to-value with a face rate of 2.09%.Year to date, the Trust has completed or has under contract approximately $280 million of office properties comprising close to 1.2 million square feet of high quality office space in Germany's top ten markets at an average cap rate of 7.2%.The Trust currently has approximately $125 million of properties under contract at an average cap rate of 7.4%, an average occupancy of 91% and an average remaining lease term of 5.7 years.Acquisitions under contract  Approx. GLA(sq. ft.)Cap rate(%)EstimatedclosingGreifswalder Strasse 154-156, Berlin 250,5007.2Q4 2012Am Sandtorkai 37, Hamburg  113,4008.2Q4 2012Hammer Strasse 30-34, Hamburg  172,3006.9Q1 2013    Total under contract 536,2007.4 DISPOSITIONSAs part of the Trust's asset management strategy, a number of assets have been identified for disposition. During the quarter, the sale of a small asset was finalized for approximately $1.1 million. In addition, five properties are currently under contract for sale for an aggregate amount of $7.9 million.OPERATING AND FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS    For the three months endedSeptember 30, 2012(1) For the nine months endedSeptember 30, 2012(1)Operations          Occupancy rate (period-end)  82%     In-place rent per square foot $7.60      Operating results          Investment properties revenue $33,765  $102,735 Net rental income  21,741   63,382 Funds from operations ("FFO") (2) 12,443   35,972 Adjusted funds from operations ("AFFO")(3) 11,862   34,277 Financing          Weighted average interest rate (period-end) 4.12%  4.12%Interest coverage ratio  3.08 times  2.96 timesPer unit amounts          Basic:         FFO(2)$0.22  $0.65 AFFO(3) 0.21   0.62 Distribution rate 0.20   0.60 Basic (excluding impact of undeployed cash) :      FFO(2) 0.25   0.75 AFFO(3) 0.24   0.72 In-place rents - In-place rents in our office segment have increased significantly in the third quarter largely due to the acquisition of doubleU in Düsseldorf in July 2012. In-place rents in the mixed use and industrial segments remain below market rents, allowing for rental uplifts as space gets renewed or re-leased. Overall, average market rents in our portfolio remain approximately 6.5% above in-place rents.September 30, 2012      Property typeOwned GLA(sq. ft.)WeightedaverageoccupancyAverageremaining leaseterm (years)In-place rent(per sq. ft.)Market rent(per sq. ft.)Office1,516,88180.2%6.66$ 13.14$ 12.78Mixed use9,161,33681.1%,247,03588.1%5.556.116.92      Total12,925,25282.2%5.49$  7.60$  8.09Funds from operations - FFO for the three months ended September 30, 2012 was $12.4 million or $0.22 per unit. Excluding the impact of undeployed cash to be used for acquisitions, FFO per unit would be $0.25 per unit.Adjusted funds from operations - AFFO for the three months ended June, 2012 was $11.9 million or $0.21 per unit. Excluding the impact of undeployed cash, AFFO per unit would be $0.24 per unit.CAPITAL INITIATIVESEquity - On October 31, 2012, the Trust had 61,004,768 units outstanding. At the October 31st closing price of $11.15 per unit, the Trust's market capitalization was $680 million.Public offering of units - On September 5, 2012, the Trust closed a public offering of units at $10.55 per unit pursuant to which it issued 4,420,000 Units, including the exercise of an over-allotment option of 1,020,000 Units, and the holder of the Exchangeable Notes exchanged the equivalent of $34.0 million of their remaining Exchangeable Notes into 3,400,000 Units, both of which were sold to the syndicate of underwriters.Financing - During the third quarter, the Trust obtained mortgage financing for doubleU in Düsseldorf in the amount of $32.2 million (€26.0 million) at a face rate of 2.09%.On September 27, 2012, the Trust finalized the terms for a revolving credit facility with a Canadian bank, providing additional financing capacity of €10 million of operating funds and up to €35 million as a bridge-to-mortgage financing.Key performance indicators with respect to the Trust's financing activities are: September 30, 2012December 31, 2011 Financing activities   Weighted average interest rate4.12%4.36% Level of debt (debt-to-book value)55%56% Interest coverage ratio2.96 times2.67 times Debt-to-EBITDFV (years)8.7 8.0  Debt - average term to maturity (years)4.3 5.1  Variable rate debt as percentage of total debt13%15% As at September 30, 2012, the Trust had a debt-to-book value of 55% (or 42%, if Debentures are excluded), had a weighted average interest rate of 4.12% for all of its interest-bearing debt and an interest coverage ratio of 2.96 times, reflecting the Trust's ability to cover its interest expense requirements.Information appearing in this news release is a select summary of results. The financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the Trust are available at and on SEDAR at International REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust that provides investors with the opportunity to invest in commercial real estate exclusively outside of Canada. Dundee International REIT's portfolio currently consists of approximately 12.9 million square feet of gross leasable area of office, industrial and mixed use properties across Germany. For more information, please visit Operating results were converted into Canadian dollars from euros using the following average exchange rates: the three- and nine-month actuals were converted at $1.245:€1 and $1.285:€1, respectively.(2) FFO - net income, adjusted for fair value adjustments on investment property and financial instruments, property acquisition costs, amortization of equipment, deferred income taxes and interest expense on Exchangeable Notes.(3)    AFFO - FFO adjusted for amortization of debt costs, deferred unit compensation expense, straight line rent and the Trust's estimates of normalized leasing costs and normalized non-recoverable recurring capital expenditures.FFO and AFFO are key measures of performance used by real estate operating companies; however, they are not defined by International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), do not have standard meanings and may not be comparable with other industries or income trusts.This press release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation.  Forward looking information is based on a number of assumptions and is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Dundee International REIT's control that could cause actual results to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking information. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, global and local economic and business conditions; the financial condition of tenants; our ability to refinance maturing debt; leasing risks, including those associated with the ability to lease vacant space; and interest and currency rate functions. Our objectives and forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions, including that the Canadian and German economies remain stable, interest rates remain stable, conditions within the real estate market remain consistent, competition for acquisitions remains consistent with the current climate and that the capital markets continue to provide ready access to equity and/or debt. All forward-looking information in this press release speaks as of the date of this press release.  Dundee International REIT does not undertake to update any such forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additional information about these assumptions and risks and uncertainties is contained in Dundee International REIT's filings with securities regulators, including its latest annual information form and MD&A. These filings are also available at Dundee International REIT's website at   Image with caption: "doubleU, Derendorfter Allee 4, Dusseldorf - Photographer: Michael Godehardt (CNW Group/Dundee International REIT)". Image available at: Dundee International REITFor further information: Michael J. Cooper Vice Chairman (416) 365-5145 P. Jane Gavan President and Chief Executive Officer (416) 365-6572 Douglas P. Quesnel Chief Financial Officer (416) 365-4134