TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Slate Office REIT (TSX: SOT.UN) (the “REIT”), an owner and operator of high-quality workplace real estate, today announced that it has launched a comprehensive review of strategic alternatives. The REIT’s Board of Trustees has established a special committee, co-chaired by Tom Farley and Michael Fitzgerald and made up of five independent directors, to oversee the process and will retain a financial advisor to assist with the strategic review.
The special committee will evaluate a broad range of options with a focus on maximizing value for unitholders. These alternatives could include acquisitions, divestments, corporate transactions, and other partnership opportunities with the potential to unlock the inherent value contained within the REIT’s portfolio of high-quality workplace real estate.
There can be no assurance that the strategic review process will result in any transaction or other alternative, nor any assurance as to its outcome or timing. The REIT intends to provide an update once the review process is completed. The REIT’s financial results for the third quarter 2022 will be available on November 1, 2022.
About Slate Office REIT (TSX: SOT.UN)
Slate Office REIT is a global owner and operator of high-quality workplace real estate. The REIT owns interests in and operates a portfolio of strategic and well-located real estate assets in North America and Europe. The majority of the REIT’s portfolio is comprised of government and high-quality credit tenants. The REIT acquires quality assets at a discount to replacement cost and creates value for unitholders by applying hands-on asset management strategies to grow rental revenue, extend lease term and increase occupancy. Visit slateofficereit.com to learn more.
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