Plazacorp announces exercise of convertible debentures over-allotment option
Nov 13, 2013
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FREDERICTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Plazacorp Retail Properties Ltd. ("Plazacorp" or the "Company") (TSX: PLZ) announced today that the underwriters of its recently completed bought deal public offering of (i) 9,400,000 common shares at a price of $4.25 per share for gross proceeds to the Company of $40 million and (ii) $30 million aggregate principal amount of 5.75% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due December 31, 2018 (the "Debentures"), have provided notice of their intent to exercise a portion of their over-allotment option (the "Over-Allotment Option") to purchase an additional $4 million aggregate principal amount of Debentures at a price of $1,000 per Debenture. As previously announced, Plazacorp separately granted the underwriters an over-allotment option, exercisable in whole or in part up to 30 days after October 24, 2013, to purchase up to an additional 1,410,000 common shares to cover over-allotments, if any.
The closing of the Over-Allotment Option is expected to occur on November 15, 2013. The Debentures and the common shares issuable on conversion of the Debentures were qualified by a short form prospectus dated October 17, 2013 and were underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Capital Markets.
Plazacorp is a leading retail property owner and developer, particularly in Eastern Canada. Plazacorp has an entrepreneurial focus with strong "value-add" capabilities. Plazacorp's current portfolio includes interests in approximately 342 properties totaling approximately 6.6 million square feet across Canada and additional lands held for development. Plazacorp's properties include a mix of strip plazas, stand-alone small box retail outlets and enclosed shopping centres, anchored by approximately 90% national tenants. Total assets have reached almost $1 billion. Plazacorp is fully internalized, therefore providing shareholders directly with the synergies that come with an internalized management structure. Plazacorp has proven its strong "value-add" capabilities to develop, redevelop and acquire retail real estate throughout Canada. Plazacorp has a strong track record of generating growth in distributions, having increased its distributions twelve times over the past 11 years.
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SOURCE Plazacorp Retail Properties Ltd.
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