First Capital Realty Announces Completion of $75 Million Offering of 4.95% Convertible Debentures and Exercise in Full of Underwriters' Option

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Completes Redemption of 5.50% Convertible Debentures

TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - First Capital Realty Inc. ("First Capital Realty") (TSX: FCR), Canada's leading owner, developer and operator of supermarket and drugstore anchored neighbourhood and community shopping centres, located predominantly in growing metropolitan areas, announced today that it closed its previously announced bought deal public offering of $75 million aggregate principal amount of 4.95% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due March 31, 2017 (the "4.95% Debentures"). The closing included $5 million aggregate principal amount of 4.95% Debentures issued as a result of the exercise in full of the underwriters' option.

The $75 million aggregate principal amount of 4.95% Debentures issued today bear interest at the rate of 4.95% per annum payable semi-annually on March 31 and September 30 (commencing September 30, 2012), and are convertible at the option of the holder into common shares of First Capital Realty at a conversion price of $23.75 per common share (being a rate of approximately 42.1053 common shares per $1,000 principal amount of 4.95% Debentures). The bought deal public offering was underwritten by a syndicate co-led by Scotia Capital Inc. and TD Securities Inc., and included CIBC World Markets Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd.

Consistent with First Capital Realty's practice in respect of all of its outstanding convertible debentures, and subject to any required regulatory approvals, it is First Capital Realty's current intention to satisfy the interest payable, and the principal on redemption or at maturity, by issuing to holders of 4.95% Debentures that number of First Capital Realty common shares obtained by dividing the amount payable by 97% of the volume-weighted average trading price of the common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") for the 20 consecutive trading days ending five trading days prior to the interest payment date or date of redemption or maturity.

The 4.95% Debentures, which are conditionally approved for listing on the TSX under the symbol FCR.DB.H, were issued pursuant to First Capital Realty's trust indenture dated December 19, 2005, as supplemented, and rank pari passu with all of First Capital Realty's other outstanding convertible unsecured subordinated debentures.

First Capital Realty will use the net proceeds from the offering for development and redevelopment activities, acquisitions and for general corporate purposes.

The securities offered have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws, and, subject to certain exceptions, may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly, in the U.S. or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

First Capital Realty also confirmed that it completed on February 15, 2012 the redemption of its remaining 5.50% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due September 30, 2017 (FCR.DB.A and FCR.DB.B) (the "5.50% Debentures"). Since February 8, 2012, when approximately $19.3 million principal amount of 5.50% Debentures was outstanding, First Capital Realty issued a total of approximately 1.1 million common shares in respect of the final redemption and prior conversions of 5.50% Debentures. As of the date hereof, First Capital Realty has 179,550,800 common shares outstanding.

ABOUT FIRST CAPITAL REALTY (TSX: FCR)
First Capital Realty is Canada's leading owner, developer and operator of supermarket and drugstore anchored neighbourhood and community shopping centres, located predominantly in growing metropolitan areas. The Company currently owns interests in 167 properties, including ten under development, totalling approximately 23.2 million square feet of gross leasable area and three sites in the planning stage for future retail development.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the expressions "intends", "expects", "believes", "estimates", "will", "anticipates" and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect the Company's current expectations regarding future results or events and are based on information currently available to Management. Certain material factors and assumptions were applied in providing these forward-looking statements.

Management believes that the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions; however, Management can give no assurance that the actual results or developments will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, including the matters discussed under "Risks and Uncertainties" in First Capital Realty's Management's Discussion and Analysis for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2010 and for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2011 and under "Risk Factors" in the Company's current Annual Information Form. Readers, therefore, should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, a forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made. First Capital Realty undertakes no obligation to publicly update any such statement or to reflect new information or the occurrence of future events or circumstances except as required by applicable securities law.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof and are qualified by these cautionary statements.

SOURCE First Capital Realty Inc.

For further information:

Dori J. Segal, President & CEO, or
Karen H. Weaver, EVP and CFO
First Capital Realty Inc.
85 Hanna Avenue, Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6K 3S3
Tel: (416) 504-4114
www.firstcapitalrealty.ca


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