TORONTO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Granite Real Estate Investment Trust (âGraniteâ or the âREITâ) (TSX: GRT.UN / NYSE: GRP.U) today announced the closing of its previously announced public offering (the âOfferâ ) 3,979,000 Stapled Units (the âUnitsâ), including 519,000 units issued upon full exercise of the Over-Allotment Option, priced at C $ 79.50 per Unit for total gross proceeds of CA $ 316,330,500.
The offering was made 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 of the Offering to fund the REIT’s portfolio of acquisitions and commitments in connection with the REIT’s existing development projects and for general fiduciary purposes.
Granite is a Canadian REIT engaged in the acquisition, development, ownership and management of logistics, warehouse and industrial properties in North America and Europe. Granite owns 115 investment properties representing approximately 50.4 million square feet of gross leasable area.
Copies of financial data and other public documents relating to Granite are available on the Internet on the Canadian Securities Administrators (SEDAR) electronic document analysis and retrieval system, accessible at www.sedar.com and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Electronic Data Collection, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) System, available at www.sec.gov.
For more information, please visit our website at www.granitereit.com or contact Teresa Neto, Chief Financial Officer, at 647-925-7560 or Andrea Sanelli, Manager, Legal and Investor Services, at 647-925-7504.
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