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British Land Co PLC
14 June 2018
 

British Land announce further share buyback programme

14 June 2018

 

Following the sale of 5 Broadgate announced this morning, British Land intends to extend its share buyback programme by allocating up to £200 million to purchase shares in the Company during the current financial year.

 

The Board regularly reviews how the Company allocates capital to optimise long-term returns to shareholders. During the financial year ended 31 March 2018, the Company bought back £300 million of shares, as well as continuing to invest to position our business for growth. This included doubling the size of our committed development pipeline, making selective, on-strategy acquisitions and progressing longer-term value creation opportunities such as our Masterplan for the redevelopment of Canada Water in central London.

 

The Board believes that investment in the Company's shares at the prevailing discount to net asset value offers attractive value. Our financial position remains strong with LTV at 28% as of 31 March 2018, and we will continue to progress our strategic agenda of investing in our business with a disciplined approach to capital allocation and returns.

 

A further announcement containing more detailed information regarding the share buy-back will be released before the start of any dealing under the share buy-back program. 

 

 

Enquiries:  

Investor Relations  

David Walker, British Land                                         020 7467 3418

   

Media  

Charlotte Whitley, British Land                                   020 7467 2938

Guy Lamming & Gordon Simpson, Finsbury Group      020 7251 3801

 

 

 


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