Starwood European Real Estate Finance Ltd (SWEF)
Starwood European Real Estate Finance Limited
Extraordinary General Meeting
The Company has today published a circular giving notice of an extraordinary general meeting to be held at 1 Royal Plaza, Royal Avenue, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 2HL on 14 September 2016 at 4.00 p.m (the 'Circular').
The current placing programme of the Company (the 'Existing Placing Programme') expires on 6 September 2016. The Board is now considering a new replacement programme at a point later in 2016 or in 2017 subject to an assessment of likely new investment opportunities for the Company. The timing of any such new placing programme (the 'New Placing Programme'), which will require the publication of a new prospectus of the Company, is not currently determined. However, the Board considers that it would be prudent to take this opportunity to renew the necessary authorities from Shareholders (the 'Placing Programme Authorities') to enable equity issues under the New Placing Programme (the current authorities being linked to the Existing Placing Programme which is due to expire as described above). The New Placing Programme, if implemented, will enable the Company to make further investments in accordance with its investment policy.
Whilst the timing of the New Placing Programme and the amount of any equity issues thereunder remain to be determined and will depend on consideration of new investment opportunities, potential repayments and cash drag, amongst other factors, the Board has resolved to seek Shareholder approval at this point to provide flexibility for the issue of, in aggregate, up to 250 million New Ordinary Shares and/or C Shares pursuant to the New Placing Programme. The Resolutions to approve the Placing Programme Authorities will, if passed, supersede the existing allotment and disapplication authorities of the Company currently in place.
A copy of the Circular is available at http://www.starwoodeuropeanfinance.com/index.php/team-2/corporate and will be available on the National Storage Mechanism at http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm. Terms not defined in this announcement shall have the same meaning set out in the Circular.
For further information, please contact:
Peter Denton - Starwood Capital - 020 7016 3664
Robert Peel - Fidante Capital - 020 7832 0900
The person responsible for arranging for the release of this announcement on behalf of the Company is Nick Robilliard of Ipes (Guernsey) Limited, Company Secretary.
Starwood European Real Estate Finance Limited is an investment company listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange with an investment objective to provide Shareholders with regular dividends and an attractive total return while limiting downside risk, through the origination, execution, acquisition and servicing of a diversified portfolio of real estate debt investments in the UK and the wider European Union's internal market. www.starwoodeuropeanfinance.com.
The Group is the largest London-listed vehicle to provide investors with pure play exposure to real estate lending.
The Group's assets are managed by Starwood European Finance Partners Limited, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Starwood Capital Group.
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