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Results of GM and Completion of Placing

Released 14:01 16-Aug-2017

RNS Number : 1837O
Pacific Industrial & Log REIT PLC
16 August 2017
 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION IN IT, IS RESTRICTED, AND IS NOT FOR PUBLICATION, RELEASE OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN OR THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT ITSELF CONSTITUTE AN OFFER FOR SALE OR SUBSCRIPTION OF ANY SECURITIES IN THE COMPANY. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN ISSUED BY AND IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COMPANY.

16 August 2017

Pacific Industrial & Logistics REIT plc

(the "Company")

Results of General Meeting and completion of placing

The board of directors of Pacific Industrial & Logistics REIT plc (AIM: PILR), the  specialist UK industrial and logistics properties REIT, is pleased to announce that at a general meeting of the Company held earlier today all resolutions were duly passed.

Accordingly, and as set out in the announcement of the Company dated 31 July 2017 (the "Previous Announcement"), the Company now has the requisite authority to complete the placing to raise gross proceeds of approximately £53 million.

Application has been made for 46,607,514 new ordinary shares ("Ordinary Shares"), consisting of 46,086,957 Placing Shares and 520,557 LTIP Shares (see the Previous Announcement for further details), to be admitted to trading on AIM ("Admission") and it is expected that Admission will occur on 17 August 2017. Following Admission, the Company will have 68,064,724 Ordinary Shares in issue.

Following Admission, the Directors and Management Team will be interested in the following Ordinary Shares:

 

 

Following Admission

 

No. of Placing Shares being subscribed for

Number of Ordinary Shares

Percentage of Enlarged Share Capital

Nigel Rich*

108,695

183,695

0.3%

Richard Moffitt**

56,521

356,521

0.5%

Mark Johnson**,***

43,478

193,478

0.3%

Bruce Anderson

17,391

37,391

0.1%

Jonathan Gray

20,000

40,000

0.1%

Christopher Turner**

86,956

286,956

0.4%

* Shortly after Admission, Mr. Rich will transfer 32,000 Placing Shares held in a self-invested personal pension ('SIPP') into an individual savings account ('ISA'), both of which he is the beneficiary.

** Messrs Moffitt, Johnson and Turner are members of Pacific Industrial LLP and, accordingly, will be interested in aggregate in a further 520,557 Ordinary Shares following the issue of the LTIP Shares (see the Previous Announcement for further detail).

*** Shortly after Admission, Mr. Johnson will transfer his Placing Shares registered in his own name into an individual savings account ('ISA') of which he is the beneficiary.

Capitalised terms in this announcement have the same meaning as the Previous Announcement unless the context otherwise requires.

Further enquiries:

Pacific Industrial & Logistics REIT Plc
Richard Moffitt

Christopher Turner
Sam Tucker

 

+44 (0) 207 591 1600

Canaccord Genuity - Nominated Adviser, Joint Financial Adviser and Sole Bookrunner
Bruce Garrow / Charlie Foster

+44 (0)20 7523 8000

Kinmont- Joint Financial Advisor
Mat Thackery

+44 (0)20 7087 9100

FTI - Financial PR and IR adviser to the Company
Claire Turvey/Richard Gotla

+44 (0)20 3727 1241

 

About Pacific Industrial & Logistics REIT

Pacific Industrial & Logistics REIT plc is a property investment company, quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

The Company has been established to invest in UK based industrial and logistics properties with a view to delivering attractive dividends and capital returns to its shareholders. The investment strategy is focused on smaller single let industrial and logistics properties in key geographical locations servicing high quality tenants. Investment returns will be generated by an experienced management team focusing on quality stock selection, and active asset management.

A number of structural and commercial factors currently support the attractive opportunity in the last mile/regional industrial and logistics real estate sub-sectors targeted by the Company including strong occupier demand (in particular due to growth in e-commerce and investment by retailers in their associated supply chain) and a decline in the supply of lettable space in industrial and logistics real estate across the UK ( being more than one third lower than the most recent peak of 2009).

Acquisitions are targeted in the 6.5 to 7.5 per cent. Net Initial Yield bracket (with affordable underlying rents in the region of £4.50 to £5.50 per square foot), on an overall LTV of 35 to 40 per cent. with a significant margin over financing costs, thus presenting an attractive income, capital growth and total return proposition.

The Directors believe the Company is the only closed-ended quoted or listed company in the UK with this sole investment focus, a competitive advantage which the Directors believe will increase as the Company grows.

The Company's results for the period from IPO on 13th April 2016 to 31st March 2017 saw a 22.6 per cent total shareholder return, including aggregate dividends of 6 pence per ordinary share on an IPO price of 100p.The net proceeds of the Placing will be used to fund acquisitions from the Company's existing pipeline of potential transaction opportunities.

 


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