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Retrocom REIT Announces Closing of Property Portfolio Acquisition From First Capital Realty Inc. and Closing of $15 Million Private Placement

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Retrocom REIT Announces Closing of Property Portfolio Acquisition From First Capital Realty Inc. and Closing of $15 Million Private Placement

18:19 EDT Wednesday, June 05, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 5, 2013) -

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Retrocom Real Estate Investment Trust (the "REIT" or "Retrocom") (TSX:RMM.UN) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of twelve investment properties from First Capital Realty Inc. totalling approximately 964,000 square feet, as previously announced on April 30, 2013. The total purchase price was satisfied by assumption of mortgage debt on four of the properties, an amount drawn on a secured non-revolving credit facility, proceeds from the offering that closed on May 27, 2013, proceeds from the private placement previously announced on April 30, 2013, and cash on hand. The portfolio is currently 96.2% leased.

The following table provides a summary description of the portfolio:

Name City Province GLA
(sq. ft.)
Key Tenants
South Fraser Gate Abbotsford BC 32,458 Shoppers Drug Mart
Cochrane City Centre Cochrane AB 58,177 Shoppers Drug Mart, CIBC
Eastview Shopping Centre Red Deer AB 35,211 Sobeys, BMO, 7-Eleven
Tillsonburg Town Centre Tillsonburg ON 281,192 Walmart, Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drug Mart, LCBO, TD, CIBC
Norfolk Mall Tillsonburg ON 88,009 Dollarama, Swiss Chalet/Harvey's
Bowmanville Mall Bowmanville ON 126,258 Metro, Shoppers Drug Mart, GoodLife Fitness, Dollarama
Bowmanville Square Bowmanville ON 27,910 Staples, The Beer Store, RBC
Carrefour des Forges Drummondville QC 74,782 IGA Extra, SAQ, Dollarama, National Bank
Plaza Don Quichotte Greater Montreal Area QC 103,625 IGA Extra, SAQ, Desjardins Credit Union
Galleries Don Quichotte Greater Montreal Area QC 26,742 Laurentian Bank, L'Aubainerie
Carrefour Don Quichotte Greater Montreal Area QC 72,220 Giant Tiger, CIBC
IGA Tremblant Mont-Tremblant QC 37,549 IGA Extra
Total 964,133

Private Placement

The REIT today closed the private placement previously announced on April 30, 2013 of $7.5 million of units of the REIT at a price of $5.25 per unit and $7.5 million aggregate principal amount of seven year, 5.50% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures.

Subscription Receipts Exchanged for Units and Debentures Extended

All conditions to the exchange of the subscription receipts for units of the REIT, and to the extension of the maturity date of the 5.50% extendible convertible unsecured subordinated debentures of the REIT, have been satisfied. As a result, each holder of subscription receipts will automatically receive, without payment of additional consideration, one unit of the REIT for each subscription receipt held plus a cash amount equal to the per-unit cash distribution declared by the REIT on units for May 2013 multiplied by the number of subscription receipts held by such holder. In addition, the maturity date of the 5.50% extendible convertible unsecured subordinated debentures has been extended to June 30, 2020.

About Retrocom REIT

Retrocom 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.

The trustees of the REIT have approved changing the name of the REIT to Retrocom Real Estate Investment Trust, subject to regulatory approval.

Forward-Looking Information

This 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 regarding, among other things, the use of the net proceeds from the offering, and the closing of the acquisition. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Contact Information:
Retrocom REIT
Richard Michaeloff
Chief Executive Officer
(416) 741-7999
(416) 741-7993 (FAX)
rmichaeloff@rmmreit.com

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