Firm Capital Property Trust Announces Closing of Transformational $266 Million Co-Ownership Acquisition with First Capital Realty

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Firm Capital Property Trust Announces Closing of Transformational $266 Million Co-Ownership Acquisition with First Capital Realty

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TORONTO, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Firm Capital Property Trust ("FCPT" or the "Trust"), (TSXV: FCD.UN) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced agreement to acquire (the "Acquisition") from First Capital Realty Inc. and an affiliate thereof (collectively, "First Capital") a 50% non-managing interest in six net-leased primarily grocery anchored shopping centres located in Ontario and Quebec (the "Acquisition Portfolio"). The acquisition price for 100% of the Acquisition Portfolio was approximately $266 million, excluding transaction costs. The Trust's portion of the acquisition price was approximately $133 million.

The Acquisition Portfolio is comprised of six properties totaling 1,022,600 square feet of GLA (at a 100% interest) located in Ottawa, Ontario; Nepean, Ontario; Repentigny, Quebec; and Gatineau, Quebec. All six of the properties are anchored by high quality tenants including Canadian Tire, IGA, Loblaws, Walmart, and Shoppers Drug Mart, among others. The Acquisition Portfolio is approximately 97% occupied and has a remaining weighted average lease term ("WALT") of approximately 6.1 years. The Trust and First Capital have entered into a co-ownership arrangement such that the Trust and First Capital will each own half of the Acquisition Portfolio. First Capital also property manages the Acquisition Portfolio.

The Trust's portion of the purchase price for the Acquisition Portfolio was financed through a combination of new and assumed mortgages as well as the net proceeds from FCPT's recently completed marketed equity offering and concurrent private placement of Trust Units. The new and assumed mortgages total approximately $92.8 million (at the Trust's interest) for a 3.52% Weighted Average Interest Rate with a Weighted Average Term to Maturity ("WATM") of approximately 5.4 years.


The Trust has in place a Distribution Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP") and Unit Purchase Plan (the "Plan"). Under the terms of the DRIP, FCPT's unitholders may elect to automatically reinvest all or a portion of their regular monthly distributions in additional Trust Units, without incurring brokerage fees or commissions. Under the terms of the Plan, FCPT's 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 own approximately 7% of the issued and outstanding Trust Units of the 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 Trust's plan is to own a diversified property portfolio of multi-residential, flex industrial, net lease convenience retail, and core service provider professional space. In addition to standalone 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.


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 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.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE Firm Capital Property Trust

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