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LXI REIT PLC
18 February 2021
 

18 February 2021

NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, CANADA, SINGAPORE, THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, JAPAN OR ANY MEMBER STATE OF THE EEA (OTHER THAN ANY MEMBER STATE OF THE EEA WHERE THE COMPANY'S SECURITIES MAY BE LEGALLY MARKETED), OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH DISTRIBUTION IS UNLAWFUL, OR TO ANY NATIONAL, RESIDENT OR CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, CANADA, SINGAPORE, THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, JAPAN OR ANY MEMBER STATE OF THE EEA

 

This announcement is an advertisement for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation Rules of the UK Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") and does not constitute a prospectus. Investors must subscribe for or purchase any shares referred to in this announcement only on the basis of information contained in a tripartite prospectus (comprising a summary, a registration document and a securities note) expected to be published shortly by LXi REIT plc (the "Prospectus") in its final form and not in reliance on this announcement. The Prospectus will, when published, be available, subject to certain access restrictions, on the Company's website (www.lxireit.com/company-documents), at the Company's registered office at 1st Floor Senator House, 85 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4AB, and at the National Storage Mechanism via https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism. Approval of the Prospectus by the FCA should not be understood as an endorsement of the securities that are the subject of the Prospectus. Potential investors are recommended to read the Prospectus before making an investment decision in order to fully understand the potential risks and rewards associated with a decision to invest in the Company's securities. This announcement does not constitute, and may not be construed as, an offer to sell or an invitation or recommendation to purchase, sell or subscribe for any securities or investments of any description, or a recommendation regarding the issue or the provision of investment advice by any party.

 

LXi REIT plc

(the "Company" or "LXi REIT")

Proposed Initial Issue - Expected Timetable

 

Further to the announcement published by the Company on 16 February 2021, of the proposed issue of further ordinary shares ("New Ordinary Shares") in the Company to raise gross proceeds of approximately £75 million (the "Initial Issue") and a proposed ongoing share issuance programme of New Ordinary Shares (the "Share Issuance Programme"), the details of which will be set out in the Prospectus. The Company will also publish at the same time a circular containing a Notice of General Meeting (the "Circular").

Subject to regulatory approval, the Company expects to publish the Prospectus later today and the expected timetable for the Initial issue will be as follows below.

Terms not otherwise defined in this announcement have the meanings that will be given to them in the Prospectus.

EXPECTED TIMETABLE


2021

Record Date for entitlements under the Open Offer

Posting of the Circular and the Notice of General Meeting

close of business on 16 February

18 February

Prospectus published and Initial Issue opens

18 February

Ex entitlement date for the Open Offer

Open Offer Entitlements and Excess CREST Open Offer Entitlements enabled in CREST and credited to stock accounts of Qualifying CREST Shareholders

Recommended latest time and date for requesting withdrawal of Open Offer Entitlements and Excess Open Offer Entitlements from CREST

Recommended latest time and date for depositing Open Offer Entitlements and Excess Open Offer Entitlements into CREST

Latest time and date for receipt of proxy appointments for use at the General Meeting

Recommended latest time for splitting Open Offer Application Forms (to satisfy bona fide market claims only)

8.00 a.m. 18 February

 

as soon as possible on 19 February

 

4.30 p.m. on 4 March

 

3.00 p.m. on 5 March

 

2 p.m. on 8 March

 

3.00 p.m. on 8 March

General Meeting

2 p.m. on 10 March

Announcement of the results of the General Meeting through a Regulatory Information Service

10 March

Latest time and date for receipt of completed Open Offer Application Forms and payment in full under the Open Offer or settlement of relevant CREST instructions

11.00 a.m. on 10 March

Latest time and date for receipt of completed Offer for Subscription Application Forms and, if applicable, Tax Residency Self-Certification Forms, and payment in full under the Offer for Subscription

11.00 a.m. on 10 March

Latest time and date for receipt of completed applications from the Intermediaries in respect of the Intermediaries Offer

3.00 p.m. on 10 March

Latest time and date for commitments under the Initial Placing

5.00 p.m. on 10 March

Initial Issue closes

10 March

Announcement of the results of the Initial Issue

11 March

Admission and dealings in New Ordinary Shares commence

8.00 a.m. on 15 March

CREST accounts credited with uncertificated New Ordinary Shares

as soon as possible on 15 March

Where applicable, definitive share certificates despatched by post in the week commencing**

22 March

** Underlying applicants who apply to Intermediaries for New Ordinary Shares under the Intermediaries Offer will not receive share certificates

The above times and/or dates may be subject to change and, in the event of such change, the revised times and/or dates will be notified to Shareholders by an announcement through a Regulatory Information Service.

All references to times in this announcement are to London times.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

LXI REIT Advisors Limited

John White

Simon Lee

Freddie Brooks

Via Maitland/AMO



Peel Hunt LLP (Sponsor, Joint Global Co-ordinator, Joint Broker, Joint Bookrunner and Intermediaries Offer Adviser)

Luke Simpson, Liz Yong, Tom Pocock (IBD)

Alex Howe, Chris Bunstead (Sales)

Alistair Boyle (Intermediaries)

Al Rae, Sohail Akbar (Syndicate)

020 7418 8900



Jefferies International Limited and Jefferies GmbH (Joint Global Co-ordinator, Joint Broker and Joint Bookrunner)

Ed Matthews - ematthews1@jefferies.com

Tom Yeadon - tyeadon@jefferies.com

 

020 7029 8000



Maitland/AMO (Communications Adviser)

James Benjamin

07747 113 930

lxireit-maitland@maitland.co.uk

 

The Company's LEI is: 2138008YZGXOKAXQVI45

NOTES:

LXI REIT plc invests in UK commercial property assets let, or pre-let, on very long (typically 20 to 30 years to expiry or first break), inflation-linked leases to a wide range of strong tenant covenants across a diverse range of robust property sectors.

 

The Company may invest in fixed-price forward funded developments, provided they are pre-let to an acceptable tenant and full planning permission is in place. The Company will not undertake any direct development activity nor assume direct development risk.

 

The Company is targeting an annual dividend of 6.0 pence per Ordinary Share for the 12-months commencing 1 April 2021*.

 

The Company, a real estate investment trust ("REIT") incorporated in England and Wales, is listed on the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and was admitted to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange in February 2017.

 

The Company is a constituent of the FTSE 250, FTSE EPRA/NAREIT and MSCI indices.

 

* These are guidance levels or targets only and not a profit forecast. In setting this target the Board has applied sensitivities to contracted rental income that reflect the possible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and assessed the effect of such sensitivities on the net earnings and liquidity of the Group. The target assumes that future rent collection is not materially lower than that achieved so far throughout the pandemic and the Board reserves the right to withdraw or amend guidance in the event that rent collection materially worsens.

There can be no assurance that this target will be met and it should not be taken as an indication of the Group's expected future results which may be impacted by events or circumstances existing or arising after the date that the Annual Dividend Target was announced.

 

Disclaimer

 

This announcement is an advertisement and does not constitute a prospectus and investors must subscribe for or purchase any shares referred to in this announcement only on the basis of information contained in the Prospectus expected to be published by the Company shortly and not in reliance on this announcement. Copies of the Prospectus may, subject to any applicable law, be obtained from the registered office of the Company and at the National Storage Mechanism at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism and on the Company's website, www.lxireit.com/company-documents. Neither the content of the Company's website, nor the content on any website accessible from hyperlinks on its website for any other website, is incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement nor, unless previously published by means of an RIS announcement, should any such content be relied upon in reaching a decision as to whether or not to acquire, continue to hold, or dispose of, securities in the Company. This announcement does not constitute, and may not be construed as, an offer to sell or an invitation to purchase investments of any description or a recommendation regarding the issue or the provision of investment advice by any party. No information set out in this announcement is intended to form the basis of any contract of sale, investment decision or any decision to purchase shares in the Company. Approval of the prospectus by the FCA should not be understood as an endorsement of the securities that are the subject of the prospectus. Potential investors are recommended to read the prospectus before making an investment decision in order to fully understand the potential risks and rewards associated with a decision to invest in the Company's securities.

This is a financial promotion and is not intended to be investment advice. The content of this announcement, which has been prepared by and is the sole responsibility of the Company, has been approved by Alvarium Fund Managers (UK) Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, solely for the purposes of section 21(2)(b) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended).

This announcement is not for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia, collectively, the "United States"). This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale in or into the United States. The New Ordinary Shares have not been, and will not be, registered under the US Securities Act 1933, as amended (the "US Securities Act"), or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered or sold into or within the United States, absent registration under, or except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of, the US Securities Act, and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction in the United States. No public offering of securiteis is being made in the United States.

In addition the Company has not been and will not be registered under the US Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

Further, this announcement is not for release, publication or distribution into Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore, the Republic of South Africa, Japan or any member state of the EEA (other than any member state of the EEA where the Company's securities may be lawfully marketed) or any other jurisdiction where such distribution is unlawful.

The distribution of this announcement may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons into whose possession any document or other information referred to herein comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Each of Peel Hunt LLP ("Peel Hunt"), Jefferies International Limited, both of which are authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the FCA, and Jefferies GmbH, registered in Germany and authorised and regulated by the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (together, Jefferies International Limited and Jefferies GmbH, being "Jefferies"), is acting exclusively for the Company and for no-one else and will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this announcement or the Prospectus) as its client in relation to the Initial Issue, the Share Issuance Programme and the other arrangements referred to in the Prospectus and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients, nor for providing advice in connection with the Initial Issue, the Share Issuance Programme, any Admission and the other arrangements referred to in this announcement and in the Prospectus.

The value of shares and the income from them is not guaranteed and can fall as well as rise due to stock market and currency movements.  When you sell your investment you may get back less than you originally invested. Figures refer to past performance and past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations.

This announcement contains forward looking statements, including, without limitation, statements including the words "believes", "estimates", "anticipates", "expects", "intends", "may", "will" or "should" or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology. Such forward looking statements involve unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements speak only as at the date of this announcement and cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance. The Company, the Investment Advisor, the AIFM, Peel Hunt and Jefferies expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect actual results or any change in the assumptions, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based unless required to do so by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, the Prospectus Regulation Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority, the UK Market Abuse Regulation or other applicable laws, regulations or rules.

The information in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. None of Peel Hunt or Jefferies, or any of their respective affiliates, accepts any responsibility or liability whatsoever for, or makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to this announcement, including the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information in this announcement (or whether any information has been omitted from the announcement) or any other information relating to the Company or associated companies, whether written, oral or in a visual or electronic form, and howsoever transmitted or made available or for any loss howsoever arising from any use of the announcement or its contents or otherwise arising in connection therewith. Peel Hunt and Jefferies, and their affiliates, accordingly disclaim all and any liability whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise which they might otherwise be found to have in respect of this announcement or its contents or otherwise arising in connection therewith.

In connection with the Initial Issue and/or any Subsequent Issue, Peel Hunt and/or Jefferies, and any of their affiliates, may take up a portion of the New Ordinary Shares as a principal position and in that capacity may retain, purchase, sell, offer to sell for their own accounts such New Ordinary Shares and other securities of the Company or related investments in connection with the Initial Issue, relevant Subsequent Issue or otherwise.  Accordingly, references in the Prospectus, once published, to the New Ordinary Shares being issued, offered, subscribed, acquired, placed or otherwise dealt in should be read as including any issue or offer to, or subscription, acquisition, placing or dealing by, Peel Hunt and any of its affiliates and/or Jefferies and any of its affiliates acting in such capacity.  In addition Peel Hunt and/or Jefferies, and any of their affiliates may enter into financing arrangements (including swaps or contracts for differences) with investors in connection with which Peel Hunt and/or Jefferies, and any of their affiliates may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of Ordinary Shares. Peel Hunt and Jefferies do not intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligations to do so.

Information to Distributors

Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) the UK's implementation of EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended ("UK MiFID II"); and (b) the UK's implementation of Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing UK MiFID II, and in particular Chapter 3 of the Product Intervention and Product Governance Sourcebook of the FCA (together, the "MiFID II Product Governance Requirements"), and disclaiming all and any liability whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any "manufacturer" (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the New Ordinary Shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such securities are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in UK MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by UK MiFID II (the "Target Market Assessment"). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, distributors (such term to have the same meaning as in the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) should note that: the market price of the New Ordinary Shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the New Ordinary Shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the New Ordinary Shares is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Inital Issue and/or Share Issuance Programme.  Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Peel Hunt and Jefferies will only procure investors (pursuant to the Initial Issue and Share Issuance Programme) who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties.  For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of UK MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the New Ordinary Shares. Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the New Ordinary Shares and determining appropriate distribution channels.

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