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Gulf & Pacific Equities Corp. (TSX VENTURE:GUF) an established company focused on the acquisition, management and development of anchored shopping centres in Western Canada, is pleased to welcome Arden Holdings Inc. ("Ardene"), as its newest tenant in the Tri-City Mall, in Cold Lake Alberta.
Ardene accepted possession of the premises on September 3, 2013 and fixturing has commenced on site. The anticipated opening of the new store will be in the last quarter of this year.
The term of the lease is ten years with two extension periods of five years each for a potential lease period of twenty years.
"We are excited to see Ardene join our other tenants Bootlegger/Ricki's, Dollar Tree, Herbal Magic International, Penningtons, Pizza Hut, Sobey's, Sportchek, The Source, Value Drug Mart and Warehouse One at the Tri-City Mall. We hope to have more good news soon, so that the mall remains a dynamic retail hub for the residents of Cold Lake," said Anthony Cohen, President and CEO.
For full details, please visit us at www.gpequities.com.
About Gulf & Pacific Equities Corp.
Gulf & Pacific Equities Corp. was incorporated under the laws of the Province of Alberta on April 8, 1998 and thereafter completed a public offering of common shares by prospectus dated June 26, 1998 (TSX VENTURE:GUF).
The Company acquires, manages and develops anchored shopping malls in rural centres in Western Canada, in particular Alberta. Gulf & Pacific targets smaller, but rapidly growing hub communities that have hospital, high school, police station and retail/service infrastructure. Management has consistently reinvested cash flow to improve and grow its portfolio of income properties.
Gulf & Pacific Equities Corp. currently owns four, well-located retail assets located in Three Hills, St. Paul and Cold Lake Alberta, as well as in Merritt B.C.
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This news release contains "forward-looking statements", within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and similar Canadian legislation, concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of Gulf & Pacific Equities. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the benefits of the offering and option transaction. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made, and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Gulf & Pacific Equities to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to risks related to: economic conditions in Western Canada, interest rates, raising less than the required capital; not realizing on the anticipated benefits from the transaction or not realizing on such anticipated benefits within the expected time frame; and other risks of the real estate industry. Although management of Gulf & Pacific Equities has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Gulf & Pacific Equities does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.