TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Firm Capital Property Trust (TSXV: FCD.UN) ("FCPT" or the "Trust") is pleased to announce the commencement of its monthly distribution and its intention to implement a Distribution Reinvestment Plan (the "DRIP") and Unit Purchase Plan (the "Plan").
FCPT is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees has approved its initial cash distribution of $0.029166 per Trust unit for the month of December 2012 (This distribution is the equivalent of 1/12 of the estimated $0.35 per trust unit on an annualized basis). This equates to a 7.0% distribution yield based on FCPT's initial unit price of $5.00 per unit. This distribution will be paid on or about January 15, 2013 to Unitholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2012.
The policy of FCPT is to pay cash distributions on or about the 15th day of each month to Unitholders of record on the last business day of the preceding month.
DISTRIBUTION REINVESTMENT PLAN ("DRIP") & UNIT PURCHASE PLAN
FCPT is pleased to announce, subject to TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") approval, its intention to implement a DRIP and Unit Purchase Plan. Further details will be provided to unitholders once the DRIP and Unit Purchase Plan have been approved by the TSXV.
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 partners and will make joint acquisitions and the acquisition of partial interests from existing ownership groups, in a manner that provides liquidity to those selling owners and professional management for those remaining as 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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