DGAP-News: TAG Immobilien AG achieved strong operating results in financial year 2013, with FFO at EUR 68.1 million. A dividend of 35 cents per share will be proposed at the AGM.

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TAG Immobilien AG achieved strong operating results in financial year
2013, with FFO at EUR 68.1 million. A dividend of 35 cents per share
will be proposed at the AGM.

27.02.2014 / 07:20

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PRESS RELEASE

TAG Immobilien AG achieved strong operating results in financial year 2013,
with FFO at EUR 68.1 million. A dividend of 35 cents per share will be
proposed at the Annual General Meeting.

  - Funds from Operations (FFO I) reach EUR 68.1 million

  - Vacancy in the residential portfolio at 8.7%

  - Rental growth of 1% in Q4 2013

  - FFO I forecast of EUR 90 million for 2014 

  - Proposed dividend of 35 cents per share for FY 2013 

  - EPRA NAV of EUR 9.45 per share despite adjusted valuation methodology

  - Changes to the Management Board and Supervisory Board

Hamburg (27 February 2014) - TAG Immobilien AG ('TAG' in the following)
today released its preliminary, not yet audited or certified annual
financial statements for the 2013 financial year. The strong operating
results are based on continued vacancy reductions, rent increases and, in
particular, savings achieved through refinancing.

Rental revenues increased from EUR 192.5 million to EUR 251.0 million at
year-end 2013, resulting in net rental income of EUR 199.1 million (prior
year: EUR 145.2 million): the margin of close to 80% demonstrates the
portfolio's operating profitability. New rentals increased across the
group, so that vacancy in the residential sector - not including the
for-sale portfolio - fell to 8.7% at year-end. Vacancy in the Salzgitter
was reduced from 21.3% to 18.6% within a 12-month period. Average actual
rents per square metre increased during the year from EUR 4.98 to EUR 5.05
- of which 5 cents in the fourth quarter alone.

The Group's earnings before taxes (EBT) amounted to EUR 23.1 million, well
below the previous year (EUR 202.6). This decrease resulted from a change
in the real-estate valuation methodology, which TAG undertook in part of
its residential portfolio ​​against the background of changes in IFRS
accounting rules and the German Real Estate Transfer Act. This change to
the fair value valuation, which assumed higher potential transaction costs
than in the past, impacted EBT to the tune of approximately EUR 52 million.
 
FFO I (funds from operations), which does not take into account cash
inflows from property sales and reflects the company's operating
profitability, was EUR 68.1 million at the end of December 2013. FFO II,
which includes cash inflow from sales, was EUR 121.0 million.

Total assets at 31 December 2013 were virtually unchanged at EUR 3.7
billion. The value of the real-estate volume at the end of Q4 2013 was EUR
3.6 billion; the equity ratio before minority interests was 29.4%; the LTV
(loan to value) ratio was around 62.1% or, taking into account liabilities
from convertible bonds, 65.0%.

The NAV per share (net asset value) decreased to EUR 9.45 at year-end 2013
compared with the previous year's figure of EUR 9.96, or taking into
account the potential dilution from outstanding convertible bonds, to EUR
9.31. This decrease is mainly attributable to the partial buyback of
convertible bonds, the dividend payout of 25 cents per share, as well as to
the adjusted evaluation methodology applied to parts of the residential
portfolio as at 31 Dec 2013.

In 2013, loans totalling around EUR 600 million were refinanced or extended
at lower interest rates. This will lead to future interest savings of about
EUR 10 million per year. The average rate on loans was 3.70% at 31 Dec 2013
with an average term of approximately 10 years.
 
Based on its successful performance in FY 2013, TAG will propose a dividend
of EUR 0.35 per share to its shareholders at the Annual General Meeting on
13 June 2014.

"The successful integration of our acquisitions, as well as the
optimisation of our financing structure, have had a positive effect on the
balance sheet and income level. This consolidates our position as an
efficient, high-yield, publicly traded company in the German housing
industry. The combination of rising rents, falling vacancy, falling
interest rates and cost efficiency will also lead to very strong organic
growth in our company's cash flow. We therefore reaffirm our FFO guidance
of EUR 90 million for 2014. We will maintain our dividend policy of paying
out about 75% of FFO I to our shareholders and will therefore propose a
dividend of EUR 0.35 per share to shareholders at the Annual General
Meeting," said Rolf Elgeti, CEO of TAG Immobilien AG.

TAG also announces the following changes to its Boards:

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dr Lutz R. Ristow will be retiring
from the Supervisory Board at the end of the next AGM for reasons of age.
His deputy, Prof Ronald Frohne, will also step down from his position at
the end of the next AGM for personal reasons. Dr Hans-Jürgen Ahlbrecht and
Dr Ingo-Hans Holz, each of Berlin, will be proposed as successors at the
upcoming Annual General Meeting. Both will enhance the TAG Supervisory
Board with their expertise and many years of experience in the German
real-estate market. Mr Lothar Lanz is to be proposed as the next Chairman
of the Supervisory Board.
Mr Georg Griesemann will resign from the TAG Management Board on 31 March
2014 by agreement with the Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board and
Management Board thank Mr Griesemann for his work at TAG. Mr Martin Thiel,
an auditor from Hamburg, has been appointed to succeed him as CFO with
effect from 1 April 2014.

For further details, please refer to the presentation of the preliminary
results for 2013, published today, at
http://www.tag-ag.com/investor-relations.

The audited consolidated results for the 2013 financial year will be
published on 16 April 2014.

Press enquiries:
TAG Immobilien AG
Head of Investor & Public Relations
Dominique Mann
Phone +49 (0) 40 380 32 300
Fax +49 (0) 40 380 32 388
pr@tag-ag.com 


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Language:    English                                                    
Company:     TAG Immobilien AG                                          
             Steckelhörn 5                                              
             20457 Hamburg                                              
             Germany                                                    
Phone:       040 380 32 0                                               
Fax:         040 380 32 390                                             
E-mail:      ir@tag-ag.com                                              
Internet:    http://www.tag-ag.com                                      
ISIN:        DE0008303504, XS0954227210                                 
WKN:         830350, A1TNFU                                             
Indices:     MDAX                                                       
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             Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover,      
             Stuttgart                                                  
 
 
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