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12 April 2018
Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited ("Globalworth" or the "Company")
Update on Poland
Further to its announcement of 28 February 2018, Globalworth references the announcement by Globalworth Poland ("GPRE")1 on 12 April 2018 of the execution of a commitment letter with Growthpoint Properties Limited and Growthpoint Properties International Proprietary Limited ("Growthpoint")2, pursuant to the planned private placement of new shares in GPRE.
In relation to GPRE's potential forthcoming private placement, Growthpoint has conditionally agreed to subscribe for shares in GPRE, the Warsaw-listed entity in which Globalworth owns 71.7%, of no less than €120 million and no more than €150 million. GPRE has agreed to allocate shares subject to Growthpoint's and its associates' total direct or indirect shareholding being less than 30.0% of the fully diluted share capital of GPRE. Further conditions include (a) the passing at the general meeting of GPRE to be held on 26 April 2018 (or at any adjourned meeting) of resolutions approving the issue of the new shares and exclusion or limitation of pre-emptive rights in this respect3; (b) the receipt by Growthpoint of an underwriting fee equal to 1.5% of its respective equity investment for the commitment; and (c) the new shares being allotted and validly issued at the offer price of €1.57, as fully paid ordinary shares in the capital of GPRE (subject only to the admission to listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, which shall occur on or before 31 July 2018).
For further information visit www.globalworth.com or contact:
Andrew Cox Tel: +44 20 3026 4027
Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Development
Jefferies (Joint Broker) Tel: +44 20 7029 8000
Panmure Gordon (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker) Tel: +44 20 7886 2500
Milbourne (Public Relations) Tel: +44 7903 802545
About Globalworth / Note to Editors:
Globalworth is a listed real estate company active in Central and Eastern Europe, quoted on the AIM-segment of the London Stock Exchange. It has become the leading office investor in the Romanian real estate market and now has established a significant platform in Poland, through a 72% shareholding in Globalworth Poland, the new brand for Griffin Premium RE.. N.V. (GPRE), a pure-play Polish real estate platform listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Globalworth acquires, develops and directly manages high-quality office and logistics/light-industrial real estate assets in prime locations, through which it benefits from a strong rental income profile from high quality tenants from around the globe. Managed by approximately 110 professionals across Romania and Poland, the combined value of its portfolio is €1.9 billion, of which over 90% is in income-producing assets, predominately in the office sector, and leased to some 440 national and multinational corporates from 28 countries and 37 different sectors. In Romania, Globalworth is present in Bucharest, Timisoara and Pitesti, whilst assets in Poland span Warsaw, Wroclaw, Lodz, Krakow, Gdansk and Katowice. For more information, please refer to http://www.globalworth.com/.
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1 Globalworth Poland, in which the Company has a 71.7% shareholding, is the new branding for Griffin Premium RE.. N.V. The proposed name change of the legal entity will be presented at GPRE's forthcoming AGM.
2 Growthpoint is a related party of Globalworth by virtue of it being a substantial shareholder in Globalworth. A transaction between GPRE and Growthpoint may therefore be a related party transaction. Under the AIM Rules for Companies, an issue of shares to a related party which exceeds a specific percentage in any of the class tests under the AIM Rules for Companies would be treated as a related party transaction and subject to certain disclosure and confirmation requirements. Once the planned private placement of new shares in GPRE has closed, any disclosures required under Rule 13 of the AIM Rules for Companies will be published.
3 As part of its AGM taking place on 26 April 2018 (or at any adjourned meeting), GPRE is seeking shareholder authorisation to place up to a maximum of 350 million shares at a price not less than the EPRA Triple Net Asset Value per share, which at 31 December 2017 was €1.57.
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