Dream Industrial REIT Completes $173 Million Equity Offering

TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DREAM INDUSTRIAL REIT (DIR.UN-TSX) (“Dream Industrial REIT” or the “Trust”) announced today the closing of its previously announced equity offering of units of the Trust (“Units”) at a price of $13.45 per Unit (the “Public Offering”). The syndicate of underwriters, led by TD Securities Inc., elected to exercise its over-allotment option in full, resulting in a total of 12,834,000 Units being issued today for total gross proceeds of $172,617,300.As previously announced, the Trust will also sell an aggregate of 325,000 Units to Michael Cooper and Brian Pauls on a non-brokered private placement basis at a price of $13.45 per Unit (the “Private Placements”). The Private Placements are expected to be completed in mid-December.The Trust intends to use the net proceeds from the Public Offering and the Private Placements to fund acquisitions and development opportunities and for general trust purposes. The Trust currently has approximately $136 million of acquisitions in Kitchener and the Greater Toronto Area that are under contract or in exclusive negotiations. On December 3, 2019, the Trust waived the diligence condition in respect of a portfolio of properties in Kitchener. In addition, the Trust has approximately $29 million of development opportunities that are under contract or in exclusive negotiations, before including future associated development costs. This includes the previously disclosed acquisition of an interest in approximately 24 acres of development land in Las Vegas, Nevada in partnership with Dream Unlimited Corp. and PAULS Corp, LLC, which was completed on December 3, 2019. The Trust also has a pipeline of future acquisitions that are in various stages of negotiations.This news release is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States (“U.S.”). The securities being offered have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and accordingly are not being offered for sale and may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly within the U.S., its possessions and other areas subject to its jurisdiction or to, or for the account or for the benefit of a U.S. person, except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of that Act.About Dream Industrial REITDream Industrial REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust. As at September 30, 2019, excluding assets held for sale, Dream Industrial REIT owned and operated a portfolio of 209 geographically diversified light industrial properties comprising approximately 21.8 million square feet of gross leasable area in key markets across Canada and the U.S. Its objective is to build upon and grow its portfolio and to provide stable and sustainable cash distributions to its unitholders. For more information, please visit www.dreamindustrialreit.ca.Forward looking informationThis news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking information generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “outlook”, “objective”, “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “should”, “plans”, or “continue”, or similar expressions suggesting future outcomes or events. Some of the specific forward-looking information in this news release may include, among other things, the potential acquisitions and development opportunities referred to in this news release; the intended use of proceeds; and the anticipated timing for the closing of the Private Placements. Forward looking information is based on a number of assumptions and is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Dream Industrial REIT’s control that could cause actual results to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking information. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, global and local economic and business conditions; the financial condition of tenants; our ability to refinance maturing debt; leasing risks, including those associated with the ability to lease vacant space; interest and currency rate fluctuations; and with respect to the acquisition pipeline, the failure to satisfy or waive customary conditions on closing as well as the risk that the acquired properties may not perform as anticipated. Our objectives and forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions, including that the general economy remains stable, interest rates remain stable, conditions within the real estate market remain consistent, competition for acquisitions remains consistent with the current climate and that the capital markets continue to provide ready access to equity and/or debt. All forward-looking information in this news release speaks as of the date of this news release. Dream Industrial REIT does not undertake to update any such forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as required by law. Additional information about these assumptions and risks and uncertainties is contained in Dream Industrial REIT’s filings with securities regulators, including its latest annual information form and MD&A. These filings are also available at Dream Industrial REIT’s website at www.dreamindustrialreit.ca.For further information, please contact:Dream Industrial REIT
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