Reykjavik, 2013-10-09 19:35 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The purchase of Reykjavik Energy’s headquarters, led by Straumur Investment Bank, has now been financed. With the sale of the headquarters all targets of Reykjavik Energy’s Plan are on track. Sale and leaseback documentation will be finalized in the next few weeks.

Early this year Reykjavik Energy’s Board of Directors approved the purchase offer for the company’s headquarters in Reykjavik. The sale of the headquarters is an important factor in the progress of the Plan and will increase the company’s liquidity. The purchase price is 5.1 billion ISK. Straumur Investment Bank made the purchase offer, on behalf of an unestablished company, subject to due diligence and financing. Now both are completed.

 

Bjarni Bjarnason CEO:

The staff of Reykjavik Energy is working according to an ambitious plan in operations, i.e. The Plan.  All targets, except sales of asset, have been on track from the beginning and have even exceeded expectations. With the sale of the headquarters the asset sales are also on track. The sale is financially favourable for Reykjavik Energy, the liquidity position gets stronger and operational risks are decreased. Also, it is important that the company has an option to buy back the property if it sees fit when time comes.

         Further information:
         Bjarni Bjarnason, CEO.
         Tel: + 354 516 7707.