Killam Apartment REIT Closes $109.3 Million Public Offering of Trust Units
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Killam Apartment REIT (TSX: KMP.UN) ("Killam") is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced public offering (the "Offering"), on a bought-deal basis, of trust units (the "Units") to the public at a price of $18.50 per Unit (the "Offering Price"). Killam issued 5,905,480 Units, including 770,280 Units pursuant to the exercise in full of the over-allotment option that was granted to the Underwriters (as defined below), for gross proceeds of approximately $109.3 million.
The Offering was made pursuant to an underwriting agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Capital Markets, and including BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., TD Securities Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Desjardins Securities Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Sera Global Securities Canada LP, Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., iA Private Wealth Inc., Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. and Raymond James Ltd. (collectively, the "Underwriters").
Killam intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to finance a portion of the $190.5 million purchase price for a four-property, 11-building portfolio totaling 785 units in Kitchener and Waterloo, ON (the “KW Portfolio”), to repay a portion of the outstanding balance on its credit facility (which is currently approximately $51 million), and the remainder, if any, to fund future acquisitions and developments and for general trust purposes.
The Units have not and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), and state securities laws. Accordingly, the Units may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act.
About Killam Apartment REIT
Killam Apartment REIT, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is one of Canada’s largest residential landlords, owning, operating and developing a $3.9 billion portfolio of apartments and manufactured home communities. Killam’s strategy to enhance value and profitability focuses on three priorities: 1) increasing earnings from existing operations, 2) expanding the portfolio and diversifying geographically through accretive acquisitions, with an emphasis on newer properties, and 3) developing high-quality properties in its core markets.
For information, please contact:
Nancy Alexander, CPA, CA
Vice President, Investor Relations & Sustainability
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