Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust

Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust

February 27, 2012 17:24 ET

Whiterock REIT Provides Update on Transaction with Dundee REIT

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2012) - Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust ("Whiterock") (TSX:WRK.UN) provided today the following update on the previously announced transaction with Dundee Real Estate Investment Trust ("Dundee"):

At the special meeting of Whiterock unitholders held today, 98.8% of the unitholders who voted, voted in favour of the proposed transaction with Dundee, thereby exceeding the required approval threshold of more than two-thirds of the voting unitholders.
Whiterock has obtained customary regulatory approvals, including a no-action letter under the Competition Act (Canada).
Whiterock has been advised by Dundee that the TSX has conditionally approved for listing the Dundee units issuable pursuant to the transaction, including the Dundee units issuable upon conversion of Whiterock's convertible debentures, subject only to customary post-closing conditions.

The acquisition by Dundee of all of the outstanding units of Whiterock is expected to close on March 2, 2012.

About Whiterock

Whiterock is a growth-oriented diversified commercial real estate investment trust with a wholly-owned and co-owned aggregate real estate portfolio that totals approximately 10.8 million square feet of gross leasable area across 88 properties, geographically diversified across 8 Canadian provinces and 2 U.S. states.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements with respect to Whiterock and its operations, strategy, financial performance and financial condition, including without limitation Whiterock's expectation that it will timely satisfy all closing conditions to the Dundee transaction. These statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "may", "will", "expect", "estimate", "anticipate", "intend", "believe" or "continue" or the negative thereof or similar variations. The actual results and performance of Whiterock discussed herein could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. Some important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, among other things, general economic and market factors, competition, changes in legislation or government regulation and other factors outside of Whiterock's control, including the factors described under "Risk Factors" in Whiterock's Annual Information Form. The cautionary statements qualify all forward-looking statements attributable to Whiterock and persons acting on its behalf. Unless otherwise stated, all forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Except as required by applicable law, Whiterock specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust
    Jason Underwood
    (416) 907-4861

    Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust
    Kursat Kacira
    (416) 572-0427