Slate Retail REIT Announces Automatic Securities Repurchase Plan Pursuant to Its Normal Course Issuer Bid
TORONTO, ON – Slate Retail REIT (TSX: SRT.U) (TSX: SRT.UN) (the "REIT") announced today that in connection with its previously announced normal course issuer bid ("NCIB"), which commenced on May 26, 2018, the REIT has entered into an automatic securities repurchase plan with its designated broker in order to facilitate purchases of Class U Units of the REIT (“Units”).
The automatic securities repurchase plan allows for purchases by the REIT of Units at points in time when the REIT would ordinarily not be permitted to make purchases due to regulatory restrictions or self-imposed blackout periods. Purchases, if any, will be made by the REIT's designated broker based upon the parameters prescribed by the Toronto Stock Exchange and the terms of the agreement between the REIT and its designated broker. The automatic securities repurchase plan is expected to terminate on the close of business on August 2, 2018.
About Slate Retail REIT (TSX: SRT.U / SRT.UN)
Slate Retail REIT is a real estate investment trust focused on U.S. grocery-anchored real estate. The REIT owns and operates approximately U.S. $1.5 billion of assets located across the top 50 U.S. metro markets that are visited regularly by consumers for their everyday needs. The REIT’s conservative payout ratio, together with its diversified portfolio and quality tenant covenants, provides a strong basis to continue to grow unitholder distributions and the flexibility to capitalize on opportunities that drive value appreciation. Visit slateretailreit.com to learn more about the REIT.
About Slate Asset Management L.P.
Slate Asset Management L.P. is a leading real estate investment platform with over $5.5 billion in assets under management. Slate is a value-oriented manager and a significant sponsor of all of its private and publicly-traded investment vehicles, which are tailored to the unique goals and objectives of its investors. The firm's careful and selective investment approach creates long-term value with an emphasis on capital preservation and outsized returns. Slate is supported by exceptional people, flexible capital and a proven ability to originate and execute on a wide range of compelling investment opportunities. Visit slateam.com to learn more.
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Certain information herein constitutes “forward‐looking information” as defined under Canadian securities laws which reflect management’s expectations regarding objectives, plans, goals, strategies, future growth, results of operations, performance, business prospects and opportunities of the REIT. The words “plans”, “expects”, “does not expect”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “does not anticipate”, “projects”, “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements to the effect that certain actions, events or results “may”, “will”, “could”, “would”, “might”, “occur”, “be achieved”, or “continue” and similar expressions identify forward‐looking statements. Some of the specific forward‐looking statements contained herein include the expected termination date of the automatic securities repurchase plan., Such forward‐looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations, including that the transactions contemplated herein are completed. Forward‐looking statements are necessarily based on a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management as of the date hereof, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. When relying on forward‐looking statements to make decisions, the REIT cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these statements, as forward‐looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not the times at or by which such performance or results will be achieved. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ, possibly materially, from the results discussed in the forward‐looking statements. Additional information about risks and uncertainties is contained in the filings of the REIT with securities regulators, including the REIT’s Annual Information Form dated February 16, 2018.