PARKIT ENTERPRISE INC. (TSXV: PKT) ("Parkit") is pleased to announce that, further to its August 12, 2021 press release, it has completed the acquisition of a neighbouring industrial property in Toronto, Ontario.
Acquisition of 720 Tapscott Road and Expansion
Parkit acquired 720 Tapscott Road, Toronto (the "Property") for an aggregate purchase price of $3,600,000 (the "Acquisition"). The Property complements Parkit's existing platform as it neighbours two of Parkit's properties, 5600 and 5610 Finch Ave East. With the acquisition of this Property, Parkit now owns a contiguous 14 acre parcel of land.
Parkit plans to augment its expansion of 5610 Finch Ave East by adding an additional 60,000 plus square feet of rentable industrial space on 5610 Finch Ave East and 720 Tapscott Rd. Upon completion, the total rentable industrial space on these two properties will be at least 175,000 square feet.
On completion of the planned expansions (collectively, the "Expansions"), Parkit will own over 300,000 square feet of industrial space on 14 acres of land on the combined 5600 Finch Ave East, 5610 Finch Ave East and 720 Tapscott Rd properties.
Steven Scott, the Chair of Parkit, stated, "This acquisition is a continuation of our strategy to acquire high-quality industrial properties in the Greater Toronto Area. The property provides a valuable expansion opportunity and optionality in the future."
Purchase Price and Payment
The purchase of the Property for $3,600,000, subject to standard adjustments, was satisfied through the issuance of 61,552 common shares in the capital of the Company at a deemed aggregate consideration of $100,000 and $3,500,000 from funds on hand. The common shares issued in connection with the Acquisition will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day following the date of issuance.
About Parkit Enterprise Inc.
Parkit is an industrial real estate platform focused on the acquisition, growth and management of strategically located industrial properties across key markets in Canada, with a focus on the Greater Toronto Area+ ("GTA+"), Ottawa and Montreal, to complement its parking assets across the United States. Parkit's Common Shares are listed on TSX Venture Exchange (Symbol: PKT).
For more information, please contact Mr. Carey Chow, Mr. Iqbal Khan or Mr. Steven Scott:
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Forward-Looking Information: This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein is forward-looking information. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking information in relation to: the planned Expansions, including the forecasted rentable industrial space on completion of the Expansions and the potential effect of the Expansions; and Parkit's strategy and focus regarding acquiring high-quality and strategically located industrial properties with a focus on the GTA+, Ottawa and Montreal. This forward-looking information reflects Parkit's current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Parkit and on assumptions Parkit believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to: the ability to obtain all required permits and approvals for the Expansions; the level of activity in the industrial real estate business and the economy generally; consumer interest in Parkit's services and products; and Parkit's continued response and ability to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic being consistent with, or better than, its ability and response to date. Forward-looking information is subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in such forward-looking information. These risks, uncertainties, and factors may include, but are not limited to: general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the inability to satisfy the permitting and approval conditions for the Expansions; general capital market conditions and market prices for securities; delay or failure to receive third party or regulatory approvals; the actual results of Parkit's future operations; competition; changes in legislation, including environmental legislation, affecting Parkit; the timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; conclusions of economic evaluations and appraisals; lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals; risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic including various recommendations, orders and measures of governmental authorities to try to limit the pandemic, including travel restrictions, border closures, non-essential business closures, service disruptions, quarantines, self-isolations, shelters-in-place and social distancing, disruptions to markets, economic activity, financing, supply chains and sales channels, and a deterioration of general economic conditions including a possible national or global recession; and the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic may have on Parkit which may include: a short-term delay in payments from customers, an increase in accounts receivable and an increase of losses on accounts receivable; decreased demand for the services that Parkit offers; and a deterioration of financial markets that could limit Parkit's ability to obtain external financing. A description of additional risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be found in Parkit's disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. Although Parkit has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking information contained in this news release represents the expectations of Parkit as of the date of this news release and, accordingly, are subject to change after such date. However, Parkit expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities law.