TORONTO, March 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Firm Capital Property Trust (âFCPTâ or the âTrustâ) (TSXV: FCD.UN) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced Non-Brokered Private Placement (the âPrivate Placementâ). The Trust has raised gross proceeds of $8,676,640 and issued 1,355,726 Trust Units of the Trust at a price of $6.40 per Trust Unit. In addition, the Trust has paid a finder’s fee of $167,232 or approximately 5.0% of the gross proceeds to certain eligible persons and/or dealers for subscriptions to the Private Placement completed by qualified investors.
Net proceeds of the Private Placement are intended to be used by the Trust to fund prospective acquisitions, to repay amounts drawn on the Trustâs credit facility, for working capital and for general corporate purposes.
Pursuant to applicable Canadian securities laws, all securities issued pursuant to the Private Placement are subject to, among other things, a statutory hold period of four months and one day, which expires on July 29, 2019. The Private Placement remains subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
DISTRIBUTION REINVESTMENT PLAN & UNIT PURCHASE PLAN
The Trust has in place a Distribution Reinvestment Plan (âDRIPâ) and Unit Purchase Plan (the âPlanâ). Under the terms of the DRIP, FCPTâs Unitholders may elect to automatically reinvest all or a portion of their regular monthly distributions in additional Units, without incurring brokerage fees or commissions. Under the terms of the Plan, FCPTâs Unitholders may purchase a minimum of $1,000 of Units per month and maximum purchases of up to $12,000 per annum. Management and trustees have not participated in the DRIP or Plan to date and own approximately 7% of the issued and outstanding trust units of the Trust.
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, The Trustâs 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, the Trust will make joint acquisitions with strong financial partners and acquisitions 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 sources, syndicates and property and asset manages investments on behalf of the Trust.
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. 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.
For further information, please contact:
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer