Tritax Big Box REIT updates on fundraising

Tritax Big Box REIT announces the results of the Placing, Open Offer and Offer for Subscription of ordinary shares.

It said investor demand for the Issue has significantly exceeded the targeted size of £150 million and the maximum size of £250 million.

The Board, after careful consideration with the Manager and in consultation with its Joint Financial Advisers, has determined to utilise part of its annual pre-emption disapplication authority to satisfy £100 million of the excess demand on equivalent terms to the Placing (the "Tap Issue").

"In taking this decision, the Board has taken into account the strength of the Manager's near term investment pipeline, the Company's stated dividend target for 2016 and its intention to continue to adopt a progressive dividend policy," the company said in a statement.

"Accordingly, the total size of the Issue when aggregated with the Tap Issue will be £350 million, which is significantly lower than the total overall demand for the Issue.

A total of 265,151,515 Ordinary Shares will be issued at a price of 132 pence per Ordinary Share (the "Issue Price"), of which 76,364,364 Ordinary Shares will be issued pursuant to the Open Offer, 29,628,265 Ordinary Shares will be issued pursuant to the Offer for Subscription, 83,401,310 Ordinary Shares will be issued under the Placing and 75,757,576 Ordinary Shares will be issued under the Tap Issue.

A scaling back exercise has been undertaken with respect to applications received pursuant to the Placing, the Open Offer and the Offer for Subscription.

The net proceeds of the Issue will be used by the Company to acquire further assets.

In this regard, the Company announced on 11 and 12 October 2016 that it had exchanged contracts to acquire three Big Box logistics facilities for an aggregate consideration of £172 million.

In addition to these purchases that are each expected to complete on or around 20 October 2016 using the proceeds of the Issue, the Manager is engaged in detailed discussions with the owners of a number of other attractive investment assets, a number of which are off-market, that meet the Company's investment criteria and are available for potential acquisition in the near term.