Retrocom Mid-Market Real Estate Investment Trust
TSX : RMM.UN

Retrocom Mid-Market Real Estate Investment Trust

July 21, 2005 11:15 ET

Retrocom Mid-Market REIT Files Final Prospectus For Offering Of Trust Units And Convertible Unsecured Subordinated Debentures

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 21, 2005) -

NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO ANY NON-CANADIAN SOURCE

Retrocom Mid-Market Real Estate Investment Trust (the "REIT")(TSX:RMM.UN) announced today that it has filed a final short form prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada in connection with its previously announced public offering of trust units and convertible unsecured subordinate debentures to raise gross proceeds of approximately $71.5 million.

The net proceeds of the offering will be used by the REIT to satisfy the cash portion of the purchase price payable to RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with the previously announced proposed acquisition by the REIT of a portfolio of seven properties, to fund transaction costs necessary to close the acquisition and to pay down a portion of the amount outstanding under the REIT's operating facility. Subject to regulatory approvals, closing of the offering is expected to occur on July 26, 2005 and will be contemporaneous with the closing of the acquisition, which remains subject to certain closing conditions.

Retrocom Mid-Market REIT is an Ontario unincorporated open-end real estate investment trust which focuses on owning and acquiring mid-market commercial properties in primary and secondary cities across Canada with the objective of producing a geographically diversified portfolio of properties with stable and growing cash flows. Further information can be found at http://www.retrocomreit.ca.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, which may be made only by means of a prospectus, nor shall there be any sale of the Units or debentures in any state, province or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under securities laws of any such state, province or other jurisdiction. The Units, debentures and the units issued upon conversion of the debentures of Retrocom Mid-Market REIT have not been, and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States absent registration or an application for exemption from the registration requirements of U.S. securities laws.

Contact Information

  • Retrocom Mid-Market REIT
    Paul McKenna
    Investor Relations
    (416) 745-5775 x 351
    (416) 745-5766 (FAX)