TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Firm Capital Property Trust (TSXV : FCD.UN) ("FCPT, "Trust" or the "REIT") is pleased to follow up on its previous press release dated December 20, 2012 that, subject to final approval by the TSX Venture Exchange, the commencement of its Distribution Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP") and Unit Purchase Plan (the "Plan").
DISTRIBUTION REINVESTMENT PLAN ("DRIP")
Under the terms of the DRIP, FCPT's Unitholders may elect to automatically reinvest all or a portion of their regular monthly distributions in additional REIT units, without incurring brokerage fees or commissions.
Units purchased through the DRIP are acquired at the weighted average closing price of trust units in the five trading days immediately prior to the distribution payment date. Units purchased through the DRIP will be acquired either in the open market or be issued directly from FCPT's treasury based on a floor price to be set at the discretion of the board of trustees. Initially, the floor price will be set at $5.15 per Unit.
Currently, there are 218,723 Eligible Units reserved under the DRIP. Any increase in the number of securities reserved for issuance under the DRIP shall be subject to i) board approval, ii) public disclosure and iii) Exchange approval.
UNIT PURCHASE PLAN
Unitholders who elect to receive trust units under the DRIP may also enroll in the REIT's new Unit Purchase Plan. The Plan gives each Unitholder resident in Canada the right to purchase additional units of the Trust monthly. Under the terms of the Plan, FCPT's Unitholders may purchase a minimum of $1,000 of Units on each Monthly Purchase Date and maximum purchases of up to $12,000 per annum. The aggregate number of Units that may be issued may not exceed 2% of the Units of the Trust per annum.
Registered Unitholders may enroll in the DRIP and the Plan by completing a form and submitting to Equity Financial Trust Company at the address set out in the form, or contact the Trust for copies of the forms. Beneficial Unitholders are encouraged to see their broker or other intermediary for enrolment information. The expected level of insider participation by management and trustees of FCPT under the DRIP and the Plan is currently not known. The DRIP and the Plan is subject to certain limitations and restrictions; interested participants are encouraged to review the full text of the DRIP and Plan at www.firmcapital.com.
ABOUT FIRM CAPITAL PROPERTY TRUST
Firm Capital Property Trust is focused on creating long-term value for Unitholders, through capital preservation and disciplined investing to achieve stable distributable income. In partnership with management and industry leaders, FCPT's plan is to co-own a diversified property portfolio of multi-residential, flex industrial, net lease convenience retail, and core service provider professional space. In addition to stand alone accretive acquisitions, FCPT will make acquisitions, on a co-ownership basis with strong financial co-owned partners and will make joint acquisitions and the acquisition of partial interests from existing co-ownership groups, in a manner that provides liquidity to those selling co-owners and professional management for those remaining as co-partners. Firm Capital Realty Partners Inc., through a structure focused on an alignment of interests with the Trust, and will source, syndicate and participate in investments.
FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION
This press release may contain forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue", and by discussions of strategies that involve risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Trust regarding, among other things, the use of the net proceeds from the Offering, the closing of the Offering, and the closing of the Acquisition. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and various future events will not occur. Although management of the Trust believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements will occur as anticipated. Neither the Trust nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any forward-looking statements, and no one has any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or such other factors which affect this information, except as required by law.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, which may be made only by means of a prospectus, nor shall there be any sale of the Units in any state, province or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under securities laws of any such state, province or other jurisdiction. The Units of the Firm Capital Property Trust have not been, and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States absent registration or an application for exemption from the registration requirements of U.S. securities laws.
SOURCE: Firm Capital Property Trust
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President & Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer