TORONTO, May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dream Unlimited Corp. (TSX:DRM) (TSX:DRM.PR.A) (“Dream”) announced today that its interest in Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:D.UN) (“Dream Office REIT”) is deemed to have increased as a result of the deemed acquisition by Michael Cooper of 855 REIT Units, Series A (“Units”) of Dream Office REIT, representing less than 0.01% of the issued and outstanding Units, pursuant to the vesting of the same number of deferred trust units under Dream Office REIT’s Deferred Unit Incentive Plan. Prior to this deemed acquisition, Dream and its joint actors, which include Mr. Cooper, owned 15,719,251 Units representing approximately 24.0% of the issued and outstanding Units. Following Mr. Cooper’s deemed acquisition, Dream and its joint actors own 15,720,106 Units representing approximately 24.0% of the issued and outstanding Units.
Mr. Cooper is deemed to have acquired beneficial ownership of the Units, effective May 15, 2018, pursuant to the vesting of the same number of deferred trust units under Dream Office REIT’s Deferred Unit Incentive Plan. No consideration was paid by Mr. Cooper in connection with the vesting of the deferred trust units resulting in the deemed acquisition of Units. The closing price of the Units on the Toronto Stock Exchange on May 14, 2018 was $24.44.
Subject to market conditions and Dream’s investment strategy, Mr. Cooper and his joint actors, including Dream, intend to further invest in Dream Office REIT on an opportunistic basis as Dream Office REIT refines its portfolio and focus on core Toronto assets, which is aligned with Dream’s expanding real estate and development footprint across downtown Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Dream is indirectly controlled by Mr. Cooper, President and Chief Responsible Officer of Dream. Dream provides strategic advice to Dream Office REIT pursuant to a management services agreement. Mr. Cooper also serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Dream Office REIT.
This press release is being issued pursuant to the requirements of National Instrument 62-103 - The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues (“NI 62-103”) of the Canadian Securities Administrators. A copy of the report to be filed by Mr. Cooper in connection with the transactions described herein will be available on Dream Office REIT’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com, and can also be obtained by contacting Mr. Robert Hughes, Senior Vice-President, Legal Counsel, Dream Unlimited Corp. at 416-365-3535.
Dream and Dream Office REIT’s head office is located at Suite 301, State Street Financial Centre, 30 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 3H1.
About Dream Unlimited Corp.
Dream is one of Canada’s leading real estate companies with approximately $14 billion of assets under management in North America and Europe. The scope of the business includes residential land development, housing and condominium development, asset management for four TSX-listed trusts, investments in and management of Canadian renewable energy infrastructure and commercial property ownership. Dream has an established track record for being innovative and for its ability to source, structure and execute on compelling investment opportunities.
Forward Looking Information
This press release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, including, but not limited to, statements regarding Dream’s investment intentions with respect to Dream Office REIT. Forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions and is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Dream’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking information. These assumptions include, but are not limited to: anticipated positive general economic and business conditions, Dream’s business and investment strategy, performance of Dream’s underlying business segments. Risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general and local economic and business and market conditions, interest rates, capital market conditions and regulatory risks. All forward looking information in this press release speaks as of May 16, 2018. Dream does not undertake to update any such forward looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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Dream Unlimited Corp.
Michael J. Cooper
Chief Responsible Officer
Chief Financial Officer