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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 Placement18:19 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:
|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|
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.
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.
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