DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) assigned a rating of AA (low) with a Stable trend to OMERS Realty Corporation’s (ORC or the Corporation; rated AA (low) with a Stable trend by DBRS Morningstar) $400 Million 1.298% Series 12 Senior Unsecured Debentures, due September 22, 2023 (the Series 12 Debentures). The rating being assigned is based on the rating of an already-outstanding series of the above-mentioned debt instrument. In addition, the assigned rating incorporates DBRS Morningstar’s review of the Final Term Sheet, dated June 16, 2020; the Eighth Supplemental Indenture, dated June 22, 2020; the Trust Indenture, dated June 5, 2013; and such other information provided verbally and in writing by ORC and its representatives to DBRS Morningstar as of June 19, 2020.
The Series 12 Debentures are direct unsecured obligations of ORC and rank pari passu with all other present and future unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness of the Corporation. The Series 12 Debentures are not guaranteed by OMERS Administration Corporation (rated AAA with a Stable trend by DBRS Morningstar).
DBRS Morningstar understands that the net proceeds from the sale of the Series 12 Debentures are being used to repay certain indebtedness of ORC.
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The principal methodologies are Rating Entities in the Real Estate Industry (June 4, 2020); DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Guarantees and Other Forms of Support (January 22, 2020); and DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Rating Corporate Holding Companies and Parent/Subsidiary Rating Relationships (November 25, 2019), which can be found on dbrsmorningstar.com under Methodologies & Criteria.
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