DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) assigned a rating of BBB with a Stable trend to Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust’s (Allied or the Trust) $600 million 1.726% Series H Senior Unsecured Debentures, due February 12, 2026 (the Series H Debentures). The assigned rating is based on the rating of the already-outstanding series of Senior Unsecured Debentures.
The Series H Debentures are direct senior unsecured obligations of the Trust and rank equally and rateably with all other senior unsecured debt securities of Allied and with all other unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness of the Trust, except to the extent prescribed by law.
DBRS Morningstar understands that Allied intends to allocate the net proceeds of the offering to fund the financing and/or refinancing of eligible green projects as described in Allied’s Green Financing Framework. DBRS Morningstar understands that, prior to the allocation of the net proceeds of this offering to eligible green projects, Allied intends to use the net proceeds of the offering (1) to redeem in full the 3.934% Series B Senior Unsecured Debentures due November 14, 2022, (2) to repay a first mortgage in the amount of CAD 150 million, (3) to repay certain amounts drawn on Allied’s unsecured credit facility, and (4) for general trust purposes.
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