SAINT-JEAN-BAPTISTE, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/13 -- Fronsac Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX VENTURE: GAZ.UN) ("Fronsac") announces the signing of a protocol for the acquisition of a real estate property located in Val-David, Quebec, for a total consideration of $2,565,500.
"We are pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent under which Fronsac acquires a real estate property including a Couche-Tard convenience store with gas station and a Subway Restaurant. This acquisition meets the investment criteria established by the direction", stated Michel Lassonde, President and CEO of Fronsac.
The property is located at the intersection of Rue de l'Eglise and Route 117 in Val-David, Quebec. This represents an ideal location since it is located directly at the entrance of the municipality of Val-David. Completed in December 2012, this brand new property has been developed by the real estate developer Louis Santone from Sandev Inc.
As part of this arm's-length transaction, Investissements Immobiliers Prodige Inc., a subsidiary of Fronsac, will acquire the real estate property from 9273-2312 Quebec Inc.
The total consideration of $ 2,565,500 to be paid at the closing of the transaction will be paid as follows:
1) $ 965,000 will be paid in cash to 9273-2312 Quebec Inc. ; and
2) $ 1,600,000 will be financed by a major Canadian financial institution bearing interest at a fixed rate of 5.24% for a term of 10 years with an amortization period of 28 years, secured by a first mortgage on the property.
The closing of this transaction is subject to customary conditions and the approval of the different competent authorities on the subject, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, where required.
Fronsac Real Estate Investment Trust is an open-ended trust that acquires and owns high quality commercial real estate properties, rented to strong tenants under long term, management free and net leases.
This press release contains forward-looking statements and information as defined by applicable securities laws, including statements relating to Fronsac and expectations of the management regarding a proposed transaction and the expected benefits thereof. There is no assurance that the proposed transaction will be carried out and that the anticipated benefits will materialize. The proposed transaction is subject to approval and consent of stakeholders and there is no certainty that these will be achieved. Fronsac warns the reader that actual events may differ materially from current expectations due to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated in such statements. Among these include the risks related to economic conditions, the risks associated with the local real estate market, the dependence to the financial condition of tenants, the uncertainties related to real estate activities, the changes in interest rates, the availability of financing in the form of debt or equity, the effects related to the adoption of new standards, as well as other risks and factors described from time to time in the documents filed by Fronsac with securities regulators, including the management report. Fronsac does not update or modify its forward-looking statements even if future events occur or for any other reason, unless required by law or any regulatory authority.
The TSX Venture Exchange and its regulatory service provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) decline all responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
President and CEO
Fronsac Real Estate Investment Trust
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