Toronto, Ontario (February 18, 2009) – First Capital Realty Inc. (“First Capital Realty”) (TSX:FCR) Canada’s leading owner, developer and operator of supermarket and drugstore anchored neighbourhood and community shopping centres, located predominantly in growing metropolitan areas, announced today that it will pay the interest due on March 31, 2009 to holders of both classes of its 5.50% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due September 30, 2017 (FCR.DB.A and FCR.DB.B) by the issuance of common shares. The number of common shares to be issued per $1000 principal amount of debentures will be calculated by dividing the dollar amount of interest payable by an amount equal to 97% of the volume-weighted average trading price of the common shares of First Capital Realty on the Toronto Stock Exchange calculated for the 20 consecutive trading days ending on March 24, 2009. The interest payment is approximately $6.38 million, plus any accrued and unpaid interest on debentures which are converted after the date hereof and on or before March 24, 2009.
It is the current intention of First Capital Realty to satisfy its obligations to pay principal and interest on its 5.50% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures by issuance of common shares.
ABOUT FIRST CAPITAL REALTY (TSX:FCR)
First Capital Realty is Canada’s leading owner, developer and operator of supermarket and drugstore anchored neighbourhood and community shopping centres, located predominantly in growing metropolitan areas. The Company currently owns interests in 171 properties, including ten under development, totalling approximately 20.0 million square feet of gross leasable area and six land sites in the planning stage for future retail development. In addition, the Company owns approximately 14.0 million shares of Equity One (approximately 18%), one of the largest shopping centre REITS in the southern U.S., that trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol EQY. Including its investment in Equity One, the Company has interests in 329 properties totalling approximately 36.0 million square feet of gross leasable area.
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.For further information:
Dori J. Segal, President & C.E.O., or
Karen H. Weaver, Executive Vice President & C.F.O.
First Capital Realty Inc.
85 Hanna Ave., Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6K 3S3
Tel: (416) 504-4114
Fax: (416) 941-1655