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HALIFAX, NS, July 29, 2020 /CNW/ – Killam Apartment REIT (TSX: KMP.UN) (“Killam”) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced public offering (the “Offering”), on a bought-deal basis, of trust units (the “Units”) to the public at a price of $17.10 per Unit (the “Offering Price”). Killam issued 4,036,500 Units, including 526,500 Units on the exercise of an Over-Allotment Option (as defined below), for gross proceeds of approximately $69.0 million.
The Offering was made pursuant to an underwriting agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Capital Markets, and including BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., TD Securities Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Desjardins Securities Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., BFIN Securities LP, Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., Industrial Alliance Securities Inc., Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. and Raymond James Ltd. (collectively, the “Underwriters”). The Underwriters were granted the option (the “Over-Allotment Option”) to purchase up to an additional 526,500 Units at the Offering Price to cover over-allotments, if any, and for market stabilization purposes, which they exercised in full.
Killam intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to repay amounts outstanding on its credit facility (current outstanding balance of approximately $40 million), to fund future acquisitions and developments and for general trust purposes.
The Units have not and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), and state securities laws. Accordingly, the Units may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act.
About Killam Apartment REIT
Killam Apartment REIT, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is one of Canada’s largest residential landlords, owning, operating, and developing a $3.4 billion portfolio of apartments and manufactured home communities. Killam’s strategy to enhance value and profitability focuses on three priorities: 1) increasing earnings from existing operations, 2) expanding the portfolio and diversifying geographically through accretive acquisitions, with an emphasis on newer properties, and 3) developing high-quality properties in its core markets.
Note: The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained herein. Certain statements in this report may constitute forward-looking statements relating to the anticipated use of the net proceeds of the Offering, , which are based on our expectations, estimates, forecast and projections, which we believe are reasonable as of the current date. Such forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of Killam to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For more detailed information on these risks and uncertainties, including the effects of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic on the performance of the REIT, you should refer to our most recently filed annual information form and first quarter 2020 management, discussion & analysis, as supplemented by the prospectus supplement dated July 22, 2020, each of which are filed and available at www.sedar.com. Readers, therefore, should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, a forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and should not be relied upon as of any other date. Other than as required by law, Killam does not undertake to update any of such forward-looking statements.
SOURCE Killam Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust
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