TORONTO, March 23, 2020 /CNW/ - Summit Industrial Income REIT ("Summit" or the "REIT") (TSX: SMU.UN) announced today that it has arranged and closed on a new $300 million unsecured revolving credit facility maturing on March 23, 2023 bearing an interest rate based on banker's acceptance plus 170 basis points (bps) or bank prime plus 70 bps. The new facility replaces the current $150 million secured revolving credit facility. The new unsecured facility has been arranged through a syndicate of four banks with the BMO Capital Markets and National Bank of Canada as Co-lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners.
"This new facility provides us with a significant increase in financial resources and flexibility. We currently have approximately $630 million in unencumbered assets that further enhances our significant liquidity and capacity," commented Paul Dykeman, Chief Executive Officer.
"Our balance sheet and liquidity remain highly secure. In light of the unprecedented issues facing Canadians arising from the current Coronavirus Disease pandemic, we are closely reviewing our capital allocation strategies to ensure we are meeting the needs of our employees, our Unitholders, our tenants, and the communities in which we operate," Mr. Dykeman concluded.
Summit Industrial Income REIT is an unincorporated open-end trust focused on growing and managing a portfolio of light industrial properties across Canada. Summit's units are listed on the TSX and trade under the symbol SMU.UN. For more information, please visit our web site at www.summitIIreit.com.
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For further information: Paul Dykeman, CEO at (902) 405-8813, [email protected]