DBRS, Inc. (DBRS Morningstar) assigned a rating of BBB (low) with a Stable trend to Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust’s (Crombie or the Trust) $200 million 5.244% Series K Senior Unsecured Debentures due September 28, 2029 (the Series K Debentures). The assigned rating is based upon the rating of an already-outstanding series of the Senior Unsecured Debentures.
The Series K Debentures will be direct senior unsecured obligations of Crombie and will rank equally and rateably with all other present and future unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness of the Trust. DBRS Morningstar understands that the net proceeds from the offering will be used to repay amounts owing under certain indebtedness outstanding under the Trust’s credit facilities and general trust purposes.
ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, GOVERNANCE CONSIDERATIONS
There were no Environmental/Social/Governance factors that had a significant or relevant effect on the credit analysis.
A description of how DBRS Morningstar considers ESG factors within the DBRS Morningstar analytical framework can be found in the DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings at https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/396929/dbrs-morningstar-criteria-approach-to-environmental-social-and-governance-risk-factors-in-credit-ratings (May 17, 2022).
All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.
The principal methodology applicable to the rating is Rating Entities in the Real Estate Industry (April 20, 2022; https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/395563) and DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Guarantees and Other Forms of Support (March 28, 2023; https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/411694), which can be found on dbrsmorningstar.com under Methodologies & Criteria.
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