VANCOUVER, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP ("AHIP") (TSX: HOT.UN) (OTCQX: AHOTF) announced today the cash distribution of Cdn$0.075 per limited partnership unit ("Unit") of AHIP for the period of May 1, 2014 to May 31, 2014, which is equivalent to Cdn$0.90 per Unit on an annualized basis. The distribution will be paid on June 16, 2014 to unitholders of record at the close of business on May 30, 2014.
The policy of AHIP is to pay cash distributions on or about the 15th day of each month to the unitholders of record on the last business day of the preceding month.
AHIP also announced today that it has filed an amended business acquisition report dated May 20, 2014 (the "Amended BAR"), relating to AHIP's acquisition of a portfolio of four hotel properties located in Virginia (the "Acquisition Properties") that closed on March 12, 2014. The Amended BAR replaces and supersedes the previous business acquisition report of AHIP filed on May 9, 2014 (the "Original BAR").
The audit reports dated March 12, 2014 of the independent auditors (the "Auditors") of the vendors of the Acquisition Properties that were included in the Original BAR contained qualifications with respect to property and equipment, accumulated depreciation and depreciation expenses (the "Qualifications"). The Auditors subsequently removed the Qualifications in their entirety and issued new unqualified audit reports dated May 15, 2014, which are included in the Amended BAR, upon receiving additional information from the vendors of the Acquisition Properties.
The Amended BAR also includes revised pro forma consolidated financial statements of AHIP as at and for the year ended December 31, 2013, including the notes thereto (the "Pro Formas"). AHIP's management identified transcription errors in Supplemental Schedules C and E to the original Pro Formas whereby the dates of such Schedules were transposed incorrectly and the corresponding financial amounts were included in the incorrect Schedules. This resulted in the miscalculation of the amounts included in Supplemental Schedule F to the original Pro Formas and in the columns entitled "Pittsburgh Portfolio January 1 to June 30, 2013" and "Pittsburgh Portfolio July to December 31, 2012" in the pro forma condensed consolidated statement of income and comprehensive income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2013 that comprised part of the original Pro Formas. The Pro Formas included in the Amended BAR have been revised to correct the above noted transcription errors and miscalculations contained in the Original BAR.
The Amended BAR can be viewed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
ABOUT AMERICAN HOTEL INCOME PROPERTIES REIT LP
AHIP is a limited partnership formed under the Limited Partnerships Act (Ontario) to invest in hotel real estate properties located substantially in the United States and engaged primarily in the railway employee accommodation, transportation, and contract-focused lodging sectors. AHIP's long-term objectives are to: (i) generate stable and growing cash distributions from hotel properties substantially in the U.S.; (ii) enhance the value of its assets and maximize the long-term value of the hotel properties through active management; and (iii) expand its asset base and increase its AFFO per Unit through an accretive acquisition program, participation in strategic development opportunities and improvements to its properties through targeted value-added capital expenditure programs.
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SOURCE: American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP
For further information: Andrew Greig, Investor Relations, American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP, Suite 1660, 401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5A1, Phone: 604-633-2857, Email: [email protected]