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VANCOUVER, March 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (TSXV: AAR.UN) ("PIRET") announced today the closing of its previously announced public offering (the "Offering") of 7,000,000 trust units ("Units"), on a bought deal basis, at a price of $4.50 per Unit for total gross proceeds of $31,500,000. The Offering was conducted through a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Dundee Securities Ltd., as co-lead underwriters, and including RBC Dominion Securities Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Raymond James Ltd., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., Sora Group Wealth Advisors Inc., and Union Securities Ltd.
PIRET has also granted to the Underwriters an over-allotment option, exercisable in whole or in part, at the discretion of the Underwriters, for a period of 30 days from the closing of the Offering, to purchase up to an additional 1,050,000 Units on the same terms and conditions.
PIRET intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to fund prospective acquisitions of income producing industrial properties and for general working capital purposes.
PIRET's units are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol AAR.UN. PIRET now has 65,703,903 units issued and outstanding. For more information on PIRET, visit our website at www.piret.ca.
About Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
PIRET is an unincorporated, open-ended investment trust established for the purposes of acquiring, owning and operating a diversified portfolio of income-producing industrial properties in primary markets across Canada. PIRET focuses exclusively on investing in industrial properties and is the only publicly traded vehicle in Canada that offers investors exclusive exposure to Canada's industrial asset class.
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Certain statements contained in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "plan", "expect", "may", "will", "intend", "should", and similar expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by PIRET, including: expectations and assumptions concerning receipt of required regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other conditions to the completion of and use of proceeds from the Financing.
Although PIRET believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because PIRET can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, the failure to obtain necessary regulatory approvals or satisfy the conditions to closing the Financing, competitive factors in the industries in which PIRET operates, prevailing economic conditions, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of PIRET.
The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent PIRET's expectations as of the date hereof, and are subject to change after such date. PIRET disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities regulations.
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