TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust ("Whiterock") (TSX: WRK.UN) announced today that it has closed its previously announced $20 million convertible debenture offering consisting of 7.00% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures, series G ("Debentures"), having a price of $1,000 per Debenture, a maturity date of December 31, 2014 and a conversion price of $26.06 per unit.
The offering was completed on a bought deal basis, through a syndicate of underwriters led by TD Securities Inc. and including CIBC World Markets Inc., Canaccord Capital Corporation, Scotia Capital Inc., National Bank Financial Inc. and Dundee Securities Corporation (collectively, the "Underwriters").
Whiterock has granted the Underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional $3 million aggregate principal amount of Debentures at the same price (plus accrued interest from the closing of the offering), exercisable in whole or in part at any time for a period of up to 30 days following closing of the offering, to cover over-allotments.
Whiterock intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for debt repayment, future acquisitions and general trust purposes.
Whiterock's existing portfolio is anchored by high credit tenants with long-term leases. The portfolio consists of 44 properties totalling 3.4 million square feet, located in 13 markets across Canada, including Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City.
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SOURCE WHITEROCK REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST
For further information: For further information: www.whiterockreit.ca, Frank Bucys, CFO, (416) 907-4864; Jennifer Kosloski, (416) 979-3026