RioCan REIT Completes $180M Debenture Offering

On April 3, 2009, RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust completed a $180 million offering of 8.33 per cent Series L, senior unsecured debentures due on April 3, 2014. The offering was completed under RioCan's shelf prospectus dated June 13, 2008 and underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and including BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Scotia Capital Inc. and TD Securities Inc.

RioCan is Canada's largest real estate investment trust. The company owns and manages a portfolio of shopping centres, with ownership interests in a portfolio of 240 retail properties.

RioCan was represented by Goodmans LLP with a team that included David Matlow, Brenda Gosselin and Keir Hunt (corporate) and Maureen Berry and Jarrett Freeman (tax). Michèle Gamache of Lavery, de Billy, L.L.P. assisted RioCan in Québec.

The underwriters were represented by Torys LLP with a team that included Christopher Fowles and Raegan Kennedy (corporate) and Andrew Wong (tax).