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TORONTO, Aug. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - H&R Real Estate Investment Trust ("H&R REIT" or "H&R") (TSX: HR.UN; HR.DB.D; and HR.DB.H) announced today that it completed its previously announced offering of an additional $125 million principal amount of 2.923% Series L Senior Unsecured Debentures due May 6, 2022 (the "Series L Debentures"). The Series L Debentures were offered on an agency basis by a syndicate of agents co-led and bookrun by TD Securities, BMO Capital Markets, CIBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank. The net proceeds from the offering of the Series L Debentures will be utilized by H&R REIT for general trust purposes, including the redemption of H&R's 5.40% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due November 30, 2018 (the "2018 Convertible Debentures"), of which $74,394,000 aggregate principal amount is currently outstanding.
H&R is also pleased to announce that it has delivered the redemption notice in respect of the 2018 Convertible Debentures to the trustee, CIBC Mellon Trust Company. The 2018 Convertible Debentures will be redeemed on September 21, 2017 (the "Redemption Date"). The 2018 Convertible Debentures are listed for trading on the TSX under the trading symbol HR.DB.H. The outstanding 2018 Convertible Debentures will be redeemed as at the Redemption Date upon payment by H&R of a redemption amount equal to the aggregate principal amount (being $74,394,000 on the date hereof) and all accrued and unpaid interest thereon up to but excluding the Redemption Date, less any applicable withholding taxes.
About H&R REIT
H&R REIT is Canada's largest diversified real estate investment trust with total assets of approximately $14.1 billion at June 30, 2017. H&R REIT is a fully internalized real estate investment trust and has ownership interests in a North American portfolio of high quality office, retail, industrial and residential properties comprising over 46 million square feet.
Certain statements in this news release contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws (also known as forward-looking statements). These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to H&R REIT's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, including the expected use of proceeds of the offering and the redemption of the 2018 Convertible Debentures. Such forward-looking statements reflect H&R REIT's current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are based on H&R REIT's estimates and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in H&R REIT's materials filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities from time to time, which could cause the actual results and performance of H&R REIT to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what H&R REIT believes are reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of today and H&R REIT, except as required by applicable law, assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new information or the occurrence of future events or circumstances.
Additional information regarding H&R REIT is available at http://www.hr-reit.com and on www.sedar.com.
SOURCE H&R Real Estate Investment Trust
For further information: Larry Froom, Chief Financial Officer, H&R REIT, (416) 635-7520, or e-mail email@example.com