Slate U.S. Opportunity (No. 2) Realty Trust Announces Closing of Private Placement
/NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/
TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Slate U.S. Opportunity (No. 2) Realty Trust (the "Trust") announced today that it has issued 2,060,000 class I units (the "Class I Units") on a private placement basis to certain individual and institutional investors at a purchase price of U.S.$10.00 per Class I Unit (the "Private Placement"). The total gross proceeds of the Private Placement are approximately U.S.$20,600,000.
The Private Placement is in addition to the Trust's initial public offering (the "IPO") of approximately U.S.$50 million and a private placement of U.S.$1 million which were completed on November 19, 2012.
The investment objectives of the Trust are to: (a) indirectly acquire, own and lease a portfolio of diversified revenue-producing commercial real estate properties in the U.S. with a focus on anchored retail properties; (b) make quarterly distributions commencing upon the earlier of (i) the end of the fiscal quarter in which the Investable Funds (as defined in the prospectus prepared in connection with the IPO) are substantially invested and (ii) September 30, 2013; and (c) enhance the potential for long-term growth of capital through value-added enhancements to the properties owned indirectly by the Trust and organic growth in rental rates, combined with an overall reduction in capitalization rates. The Trust is managed by Slate Properties Inc. ("Slate").
Slate is a Toronto-based commercial real estate investor and asset manager. Slate's founding partners have significant experience managing complex real estate transactions in domestic and international markets. Since 2005, the company has acquired 44 commercial real estate assets across North America with a total value of approximately C$1 billion. Slate's in-house team of asset management professionals have over 80 years of combined experience. The company manages and co-invests in Slate U.S. Opportunity (No. 1) Realty Trust as well as a closed-end fund of U.S. retail assets.
This news release, does not constitute an offer of securities, and is not for distribution or dissemination outside Canada. This offering is only made by prospectus, only to Canadian residents, and only as permitted by law. This news release contains forward-looking information, and actual future results may differ from the Corporation's objectives. The risks, uncertainties and other factors that could influence actual results are described in the prospectus, which contains important detailed information about the securities being offered, and which investors should read before making an investment decision.
SOURCE: SLATE PROPERTIES INC.For further information:
Blair Welch (416) 644-4267 or Brady Welch (416) 644-4263