DGAP-Adhoc: WESTGRUND AG Acquires 13,300 Flats

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WESTGRUND Aktiengesellschaft  / Key word(s): Real Estate

10.07.2014 10:45

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- Deal nearly triples the company's housing stock, bringing the total up to
roughly 20,000 flats
- Company's largest-ever acquisition
- Annual net rental income jumps up by 150% to approx. 61 million euros

Berlin, 09 July 2014 - With the supervisory board having approved the deal
today, WESTGRUND AG just acquired a property portfolio including a total of
around 13,300 flats in Lower Saxony, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western
Pomerania, and Saxony. The single largest portfolio location is Wolfsburg.
Seller is the berlinovo Immobilien Gesellschaft mbH in Berlin, whose
relevant committee also approved the deed for the property portfolio today.

A core inventory of 11,999 residential and 63 commercial units with a
combined lettable area of around 735,000 square metres is earmarked for the
proprietary portfolio. A residual portfolio of 1,300 units located in
Neubrandenburg and Görlitz will be resold, with the deeds to be signed in
the coming days. Even if these resold units are taken out of the equation,
the company's housing stock, including commercial units, will almost
triple, bringing the core portfolio up to a total of around 19,000 flats.

The net purchase price for the core portfolios comes to approximately 390
million euros, while its annual net rent adds up to nearly 37 million
euros, reflecting an occupancy rate of roughly 91 percent today. As a
result, the annualised net rent revenues of the WESTGRUND Group will rise
to more than 61 million euros.

Financing for the portfolio acquisition has already been secured in its
entirety.

The necessary fundraising is to take the form of a capital increase with
subscription rights, with the increase already fully guaranteed by a
banking syndicate including Germany banks and investors. The resolutions
required for the arrangement were approved by the company's annual general
meeting on 13 June 2014. The capital increase will most likely go ahead in
the fall of 2014 - following the approval of the prospectus by the Federal
Supervisory Authority for Financial Services (BaFin). The debt share of the
financing arrangement for the portfolio acquisition has also been fully
secured.


WESTGRUND Aktiengesellschaft
The Management Board


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Language:     English
Company:      WESTGRUND Aktiengesellschaft
              Joachimstaler Strasse 34
              10719 Berlin
              Germany
Phone:        +49 30 639 619 20
Fax:          +49 30 639 619 228
E-mail:       krienen@westgrund.de
Internet:     www.westgrund.de
ISIN:         DE000A0HN4T3
WKN:          A0HN4T
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Düsseldorf; Freiverkehr in Berlin,
              Hamburg, Stuttgart; Frankfurt in Open Market
 
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