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TORONTO, June 21, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Choice Properties” or the “Trust”) (TSX: CHP.UN) today announced that it has agreed to issue, in connection with a private placement, in certain provinces of Canada (the “Offering”), of $500 million aggregate principal amount of Series R senior unsecured debentures of the Trust which will bear interest at a rate of 6.003% per annum and will mature on June 24, 2032 (the “Debentures”).
The Debentures are offered on an agency basis by a syndicate of agents co-led by TD Securities, CIBC Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets and Scotiabank. Subject to customary closing conditions, the Offering is expected to close on June 24, 2022.
The Trust intends to use the net proceeds of the offering (i) to pay the previously announced prepayment of the $300 million principal amount of Choice Properties Limited’s 3.60% Series 10 senior unsecured debentures Partnership on June 26, 2022, (ii) to repay all or part of the balance drawn under the Trust’s credit facility, and (iii) for general business purposes.
The closing of the Offering is conditional upon the Debentures being rated at least “BBB” (high) with a “stable” trend by DBRS Limited and at least “BBB” by Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services. The Debentures will rank pari passu with all other unsecured indebtedness of the Trust which has not been subordinated.
The Offered Debentures have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy and there will be no sale of the Debentures in any jurisdiction where such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust
Choice Properties is a leading real estate investment trust that creates lasting value by owning, operating and developing high quality commercial and residential properties.
We believe value comes from creating spaces that enhance the way our tenants and communities come together to live, work and connect. We strive to understand the needs of our tenants and manage our properties to the highest standards. We aspire to build healthy and resilient communities through our commitment to social, economic and environmental sustainability. In everything we do, we are guided by a set of shared values based on care, ownership, respect and excellence.
For more information, see the Choice Properties website at www.choicereit.ca and the Choice Properties issuer profile at www.sedar.com.
This press release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws, which reflects Choice Properties’ current expectations regarding future events, including the expected closing of the offering and redemption of the Debentures and the intended use of the investment proceeds. 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 Choice Properties’ control, which could cause actual results and events to differ. significantly from those disclosed or implied by such forward-looking information. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, factors discussed in Choice Properties’ 2021 Annual Report, current Annual Information Form and 2022 First Quarter Report. Choice Properties assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable law. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and are qualified by these cautionary statements.
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