TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Granite Real Estate Investment Trust (“Granite” or the “REIT”) (TSX: GRT.UN / NYSE: GRP.U) announced today that it has closed its previously announced public offering (the “Offering”) of 3,841,000 stapled units (the “Units”), inclusive of 501,000 Units issued pursuant to the exercise in full of the over-allotment option, at a price of C$75.00 per Unit for total gross proceeds of C$288,075,000.
The Offering was conducted on a bought deal basis through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and TD Securities Inc.
Granite intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to fund the REIT’s acquisition pipeline, commitments under the REIT’s existing development projects and for general trust purposes.
Granite is a Canadian-based REIT engaged in the acquisition, development, ownership and management of logistics, warehouse and industrial properties in North America and Europe. Granite owns 109 investment properties representing approximately 46.3 million square feet of gross leasable area.
Copies of financial data and other publicly filed documents about Granite are available through the internet on the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Systems for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) which can be accessed at www.sedar.com and on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System (EDGAR) which can be accessed at www.sec.gov.
For further information, please see our website at www.granitereit.com or contact Teresa Neto, Chief Financial Officer, at 647-925-7560 or Andrea Sanelli, Manager, Legal & Investor Services, at 647-925-7504.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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