RE Royalties Announces Final Closing Of Private Placement Of Series 3 Secured Green Bonds
April 3, 2023, Vancouver, BC - RE Royalties Ltd. (TSX.V: RE) (OTCQX:RROYF) ("RE Royalties" or the "Company"), a global leader in renewable energy royalty-based financing, is pleased to announce the successful final closing (the "Final Closing") of its non-brokered private placement offering (the "Private Placement") of Series 3 senior secured green bonds of the Company (the "Green Bonds"), as previously announced on January 27, 2023, and subsequently upsized as per the Company's announcement of February 27, 2023.
Pursuant to the Final Closing, the Company issued 297 Canadian dollar denominated Green Bonds, with a principal amount of $1,000 per Green Bond for aggregate gross proceeds of $297,000.
When taken in total aggregate, including both: (i) the Company's marketed public offering Green Bonds, which closed a first tranche and second and final tranche on January 30, 2023 and February 28, 2023, respectively, and (ii) the Private Placement, the Company has issued a total of 16,423 Canadian dollar denominated Green Bonds for aggregate gross proceeds of $16,423,000 and 1,242 United States dollar denominated Green Bonds for aggregate gross proceeds of US$1,242,000.
The Green Bonds will have a maturity date of January 30, 2028, and bear interest at a rate of 9% per annum, payable quarterly, and will be senior obligations of the Company secured against the Company's portfolio of royalty and loan investments.
In connection with the Final Closing of the Private Placement, the Company has paid a corporate advisory fee to certain parties consisting of $20,790 in cash, and the issuance of 13,860 warrants. Each warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one common share of the Company at an exercise price equal to $0.75 for a period of 36 months from the date of the Final Closing.
The Green Bonds were issued under a supplemental trust indenture dated January 30, 2023 (the "Supplemental Indenture") to the Company's existing green bond trust indenture (the "Indenture") dated August 10, 2020 with Western Pacific Trust Company, as trustee. A copy of the Indenture and the Supplemental Indenture are available on the Company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
Net proceeds from the Green Bonds will be utilized to acquire revenue-based royalties and/or provide loans to privately held and publicly traded renewable energy companies. The Company has adopted a Green Bond Framework that is aligned with the International Capital Market Association Green Bond Principles (2018), which framework is available on the Company's website, here.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offers to buy the securities in any jurisdiction, nor shall there be any offer or sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, or to or for the account or benefit of any U.S. persons or any persons in the United States.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
About RE Royalties Ltd.
RE Royalties Ltd. acquires revenue-based royalties over renewable energy facilities and technologies by providing non-dilutive financing solutions to privately held and publicly traded companies in the renewable energy sector. RE Royalties is the first to apply this proven business model to the renewable energy sector. The Company currently owns over 100 royalties on solar, wind, hydro, battery storage, energy efficiency and renewable natural gas projects in North America, Mexico, and Europe. The Company's business objectives are to provide shareholders with a strong growing yield, robust capital protection, high rate of growth through re-investment and a sustainable investment focus.
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This news release includes forward-looking information and forward-looking statements (collectively, "forward-looking information") with respect to the Company and within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward looking information is typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. This information represents predictions and actual events or results may differ materially. Forward-looking information may relate to the Company's future outlook and anticipated events or results and may include statements regarding the Company's financial results, use of proceeds from the Private Placement, future financial position, expected growth of cash flows, business strategy, budgets, projected costs, projected capital expenditures, taxes, plans, objectives, industry trends and growth opportunities including financing. The reader is referred to the Company's most recent filings on SEDAR for a more complete discussion of all applicable risk factors and their potential effects, copies of which may be accessed through the Company's profile page at www.sedar.com.