DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) assigned a rating of BBB with a Stable trend to Granite REIT Holdings Limited Partnership’s (Granite) $500 million 3.062% Series 4 Senior Unsecured Debentures due June 4, 2027 (the Series 4 Debentures). The assigned rating is based on the rating of the already-outstanding series of Senior Unsecured Debentures.
The Series 4 Debentures are direct senior unsecured obligations of Granite and rank equally and rateably in right of payment with one another and with all other unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness of Granite, senior in right of payment to any future indebtedness of Granite that is expressly subordinated to the Series 4 Debentures, effectively junior to any existing and future indebtedness of Granite that is secured, and structurally junior to any existing and future indebtedness and other liabilities of any subsidiary of Granite that is not a guarantor.
The Series 4 Debentures are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a joint and several basis, by Granite REIT and Granite REIT Inc. and by any subsidiary of Granite that in the future becomes a guarantor under the Credit Agreement.
DBRS Morningstar understands that the net proceeds from the offering will be used to finance or refinance, in whole or in part, expenditures associated with eligible green projects as described in the Granite Green Bond Framework.
A description of how DBRS Morningstar considers ESG factors within the DBRS Morningstar analytical framework and its methodologies can be found at: https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/357792.
All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.
The principal methodologies are Rating Entities in the Real Estate Industry (April 2019), DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Rating Corporate Holding Companies and Parent/Subsidiary Rating Relationships (November 2019), and DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Guarantees and Other Forms of Support (January 2020), which can be found on dbrsmorningstar.com under Methodologies & Criteria.
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