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Retrocom REIT Announces 2012 Results

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Retrocom REIT Announces 2012 Results20:45 EST Thursday, March 07, 2013TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 7, 2013) - NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO ANY NON-CANADIAN SOURCERetrocom Mid-Market Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:RMM.UN) (the "REIT") today announced results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2012.HighlightsNet Operating Income ("NOI") and Funds from Operation, adjusted ("FFO, adjusted") increased by 6.4% and 31.7% respectively for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared with the comparative period last year.Improved Debt to Gross Book Value ratio as at December 31, 2012 to 49.1%.Acquired three investment properties for $61.9 million consisting of 247,000 square feet of GLA. The REIT obtained three 10 year mortgage loans totalling $37.5 million at a weighted average interest rate of 4.16%.Completed approximately $34 million of mortgage re-financing and renewals at a 253 basis point lower interest rate.Raised $73.5 million through public offerings of trust units.Canadian Tire leased 135,000 square feet at Southland Mall, representing 2.4% of the portfolio GLA. The REIT also plans a $6.4 million renovation of the property.The REIT has accepted an assignment from Zellers of the lease at Yorkgate Mall and has released the premises for 10 years at higher rents.In place portfolio occupancy on December 31, 2012 was 89.4%, up from 86.0% at the end of 2011, and committed portfolio occupancy was 92.1%.Financial HighlightsThree months endedThreemonths endedYear endedYear endedDec 31Dec 31Dec 31Dec 31(all amounts in $000's, except per unit amounts and ratios)2012201120122011Rental revenue and other income20,58620,28180,25877,923Property operating expenses10,2279,37737,17736,477Property operating income10,35910,90443,08141,446Share of joint venture net operating income317451,04945Net operating income (1)10,67610,94944,13041,491Trust expenses1,0231,1094,0554,528Transaction costs on issuance of convertible debentures---1,973Finance costs - joint venture operations66-178-Finance costs-operations4,4404,96018,64720,076Finance costs-distributions on Class B Units1,0251,0254,1004,100Income before fair value gains (losses) and other income4,1223,85517,15010,814Fair value gains (losses) associated w ith financial instrument2,975(11,156)(7,301)(1,986)Fair value gain on investment property38,8868,96757,6055,529Fair value gains (losses) on participant's rights under LTIP40(61)6168Fair value gains (losses) on joint venture property185,0516474,916Loss from sale of investment property--(105)-Other income settlement--1,090-Income for the period46,0416,65669,09219,441FFO, adjusted (2)5,1744,92722,45017,041FFO, adjusted per unit$0.095$0.111$0.446$0.410FFO, adjusted payout ratio118.4%101.4%100.9%109.8%Distributions per unit$0.1125$0.1125$0.4500$0.4500Full Financial Results and MD&A will be available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) as well as the Investors Relations section of the REIT's website (www.rmmreit.com).(1)A non-IFRS measurement, calculated by the REIT as rental revenue (net rents, property tax and operating cost recoveries, as well as other miscellaneous income from tenants) less operating expenses for properties.(2)The reconciliations from net income (loss) to Funds from Operations, adjusted are included in the REIT's MD&A.The REIT's management considers Net Operating Income, Funds from Operations, Funds from Operations, adjusted, and Debt to Gross Book Value ratio to be indicative measures in evaluating the REIT's performance. The table above includes non-IFRS information that should not be construed as an alternative to net income or cash flows from operations and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers as there is no standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS.Conference CallRetrocom REIT will hold a conference call on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10:00am (ET). Participating on the call will be members of the REIT's senior management.Investors are invited to access the call by dialling 416-644-3415 or 1-877-974-0445. You will be required to identify yourself and the organization on whose behalf you are participating. A recording of this call will be made available Friday, March 8, 2013 beginning around 11:00 am (ET) through to Tuesday, March 26, 2013. To access the recording, please call 416-640-1917 or 1-877-289-8525 and use the reservation number 4599177#.About Retrocom REITRetrocom REIT is an unincorporated, open-end real estate investment trust which focuses on owning and acquiring retail properties across Canada with the goal of enhancing long-term Unitholder value.Forward-Looking InformationThis press release may contain forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue", and by discussions of strategies that involve risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the REIT. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and various future events will not occur. Although management of the REIT believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements will occur as anticipated. Neither the REIT nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any forward-looking statements, and no one has any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or such other factors which affect this information, except as required by law.This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, which may be made only by means of a prospectus, nor shall there be any sale of the Units in any state, province or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under securities laws of any such state, province or other jurisdiction. The Units of the Retrocom Mid-Market REIT have not been, and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States absent registration or an application for exemption from the registration requirements of U.S. securities laws.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Retrocom Mid-Market Real Estate Investment TrustRichard MichaeloffChief Executive Officer(416) 741-7999(416) 741-7993 (FAX)rmichaeloff@rmmreit.comwww.rmmreit.com