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Charter Hall WALE Limited as responsible entity of the Charter Hall Long WALE REIT (ASX:CLW) (CLW or the REIT), has successfully completed the fully underwritten institutional placement announced on 5 June 2019 (Placement).
Due to strong demand from new and existing institutional investors, the size of the Placement was increased from $180 million to $190 million. Additionally, the Security Purchase Plan (SPP), which was also announced on 5 June 2019, will now be underwritten to $10 million, taking the total underwritten equity raising to $200 million.
J.P. Morgan Securities Australia Limited and UBS AG, Australia Branch have fully underwritten the $190 million Placement and have underwritten the SPP to $10 million.
Proceeds from the Placement and the SPP will be used to partially fund the acquisition of two office properties and the recently announced 50% interest in a long leased prime industrial property for a total consideration of $206 million (Acquisitions).
Including the impact of the Acquisitions, the increased size of the Placement and the underwritten SPP, and barring any unforeseen events and no material change in market conditions, CLW confirms the guidance given on 5 June 2019, being:
Including the impact of the Acquisitions, the increased size of the Placement and the underwritten SPP, the REIT's pro forma1:
The Placement will raise $190 million through the issue of approximately 40.1 million new securities (New Securities) which will be issued at an issue price of $4.74 per security (Issue Price).
The New Securities will settle on Tuesday, 11 June 2019, with allotment and normal trading to occur on Wednesday, 12 June 2019. New Securities issued under the Placement will rank equally with existing CLW securities and will be entitled to the full distribution for the three months to 30 June 2019, expected to be 7.1 cents per security.
CLW is also undertaking a SPP underwritten to $10 million2. Under the SPP, eligible securityholders in Australia and New Zealand will be invited to subscribe for up to $15,0003 of new securities, free of brokerage and transaction costs. The new securities will be offered at a price of $4.669 (being the Issue Price under the Placement adjusted for the 30 June 2019 distribution of 7.1 cents per security). New securities issued under the SPP will rank equally with existing CLW securities from the date of issue, however as they are issued after the record date, new securities will not be entitled to the distribution for the three months to 30 June 2019. Further information on the SPP will be lodged with the ASX and sent to eligible securityholders on Thursday, 13 June 2019.
CLW confirms that, pursuant to ASX Listing Rule 7.1, the Placement and the SPP are within CLW’s existing 15% placement capacity and do not require securityholder approval.
CLW securities are expected to resume trading on the ASX from market open today (Thursday, 6 June 2019).