TORONTO, June 9, 2020 /CNW/ – H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (“H&R REIT” or “H&R”) (TSX: HR.UN) is pleased to announce an offering (the “Offering”) of $400 million principal amount of Series Q senior unsecured debentures (the “Series Q Debentures”). The Series Q Debentures are being offered on an agency basis by a syndicate of agents co-led by CIBC World Markets Inc. and Scotia Capital Inc., and including BMO Capital Markets, TD Securities Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc. These debentures will carry a coupon rate of 4.071% and will mature on June 16, 2025. The Offering is expected to close on or about June 15, 2020. It is a condition of closing that a final rating by DBRS of BBB (high) be obtained.
H&R intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for the repayment of outstanding indebtedness and for general trust purposes.
The Offering of the Series Q Debentures is being made under H&R REIT’s existing short form base shelf prospectus dated March 6, 2020. The terms of the Offering of the Series Q Debentures will be described in a prospectus supplement to be filed with Canadian securities regulators.
About H&R REIT
H&R REIT is one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts with total assets of approximately $13.4 billion at March 31, 2020. H&R REIT has ownership interests in a North American portfolio of high quality office, retail, industrial and residential properties comprising over 40 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’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, including the date of closing of the Offering, the filing of a prospectus supplement and the intended use of proceeds. Such forward-looking statements reflect H&R’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’s estimates and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in H&R’s materials filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities from time to time, which could cause the actual results and performance of H&R 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 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, 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.
SOURCE H&R Real Estate Investment Trust
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