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Toronto, Ontario (August 24, 2016) – First Capital Realty Inc. (TSX: FCR), one of Canada’s largest owners, developers and managers of grocery anchored, retail-focused urban properties, announced today that it intends to renew its normal course issuer bid (“NCIB”) for each of its outstanding series of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures (TSX: FCR.DB.E, FCR.DB.F, FCR.DB.I and FCR.DB.J). All convertible debentures purchased under the NCIB will be cancelled.
First Capital Realty will enter into one or more pre-defined automatic securities purchase plans with its broker from time to time during the course of its NCIB to enable purchases of convertible debentures under the NCIB to be made at times when the Company would ordinarily not be permitted to, due to its self-imposed internal blackout periods, insider trading rules or otherwise, subject to certain parameters. The series and classes of convertible debentures subject to an automatic plan may vary. Outside of these restricted periods, convertible debentures will be purchased in accordance with management’s discretion.
Under the NCIB, First Capital Realty may purchase such convertible debentures, representing 10% of the public float thereof as of August 10, 2016, up to the following limits:
|Limit on Purchases (Principal Amount)|
|Ticker Symbol||Principal Amount(1)||Total Limit(2)||Daily Limit(3)|
|Series E Debentures||TSX:FCR.DB.E||$54,670,000||$5,467,000||$2,867|
|Series F Debentures||TSX:FCR.DB.F||$51,601,000||$5,145,000||$5,625|
|Series I Debentures||TSX:FCR.DB.I||$51,217,000||$5,121,700||$7,190|
|Series J Debentures||TSX:FCR.DB.J||$55,489,000||$5,548,900||$5,619|
(1) As of August 10, 2016.
(2) Represents 10% of the public float.
(3) Represents the maximum principal amount of convertible debentures that may be purchased over the TSX during the course of one trading day. This amount is equal to the greater of $1,000 principal amount of the applicable convertible debentures and 25% of the average daily trading volume of such debentures for the six-month period ended July 31, 2016. Permitted “block” purchases are exempt from the applicable daily limit.
In addition, the Company may from time to time make other purchases of its convertible debentures in accordance with applicable securities laws and rules of the applicable stock exchange.
First Capital Realty believes that its convertible debentures may trade in a range that may not fully reflect the value of the convertible debentures. As a result, the Company believes that the purchase of convertible debentures from time to time can be undertaken at prices that make the acquisition of such securities an appropriate use of the company’s available funds. In addition, purchases, including purchases under the NCIB, may increase the liquidity of the convertible debentures.
First Capital Realty intends to commence the NCIB on August 29, 2016. The NCIB will expire on August 28, 2017 or such earlier date as the Company completes its purchases pursuant to the NCIB. All purchases made under the NCIB will be made through the facilities of the TSX or other alternative Canadian trading systems and in accordance with applicable rules at market prices prevailing at the time of purchase. The actual amount of convertible debentures that may be purchased under the NCIB is subject to, and cannot exceed, limits referred to above and the timing of such purchases will be determined by the Company.
Under its current NCIB expiring on August 26, 2016, as of the close of business on August 10, 2016 First Capital Realty had purchased $952,000 principal amount of Series E Debentures, $3,023,000 principal amount of Series F Debentures, $387,000 principal amount of Series I Debentures and $981,000 principal amount of Series J Debentures at weighted-average prices per $100.00 principal amount of such debentures of $102.73, $101.87, $100.52 and $100.10, respectively.
ABOUT FIRST CAPITAL REALTY (TSX: FCR)
First Capital Realty is one of Canada’s largest owners, developers and managers of grocery anchored, retail-focused urban properties where people live and shop for everyday life. First Capital Realty currently owns interests in 161 properties, totaling approximately 25.2 million square feet of gross leasable area.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the expressions “expects”, “believes”, “estimates”, “will” and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect First Capital Realty’s current expectations regarding future results or events and are based on information currently available to Management. Certain material factors and assumptions were applied in providing these forward-looking statements.
Management believes that the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions; however, Management can give no assurance that the actual results or developments will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, including the matters discussed under “Risks and Uncertainties” in First Capital Realty’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2015 and under “Risk Factors” in its current Annual Information Form. 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. First Capital Realty undertakes no obligation to publicly update any such statement or to reflect new information or the occurrence of future events or circumstances except as required by applicable securities law.
All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof and are qualified by these cautionary statements.
For further information:
Executive Vice President & CFO
Tel: (416) 216-2051