SUPERMARKET INCOME REIT PLC
ACQUISITION OF a TESCO in Sheffield FOR £73.2 MILLION
Supermarket Income REIT plc (LSE: SUPR), the real estate investment trust providing secure, inflation-protected, long income from grocery property in the UK, announces the acquisition of a Tesco supermarket in Sheffield, Yorkshire, for a purchase price of £73.2 million (excluding acquisition costs), representing a net initial yield of 4.5%.
The store was developed for Tesco in 2011 and occupies a 7.0 acre site comprising an 88,000 sq ft net sales area supermarket, a 12-pump petrol filling station and 640 car parking spaces. The store serves as a hub for omnichannel fulfilment in the region, operating 14 home delivery vans and click & collect functionality. The asset is being acquired with an unexpired lease term of 17 years, with annual, upwards only, RPI-linked rent reviews (subject to a 4.0% cap and 0.0% floor).
Ben Green, Director of Atrato Capital Limited, the Investment Adviser to Supermarket Income REIT plc, said:
"This latest acquisition further strengthens Supermarket Income REIT's portfolio of omnichannel supermarkets, which represent the future model for grocery in the UK. The store has attractive underlying fundamentals and a lease that is both index-linked and accretive to the portfolio in respect of its unexpired lease term."
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Atrato Capital Limited
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Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited
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Mark Young / Matt Blawat / Rajpal Padam
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
Supermarket Income REIT plc (LSE: SUPR) is a real estate investment trust dedicated to investing in grocery properties which are an essential part of the UK's feed the nation infrastructure. The Company focuses on grocery stores which are omnichannel, fulfilling online and in-person sales. All of the Company's 65 supermarkets(1) are let to leading UK supermarket operators, diversified by both tenant and geography.
The Company provides investors with attractive, long-dated, secure, inflation-linked, growing income with the potential for capital appreciation over the longer term and targets a 7% to 10% p.a. total shareholder return over the medium term(2). The Company has increased its dividend target in line with UK RPI inflation each year.
The Company's ordinary shares were admitted to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Specialist Fund Segment, on 21 July 2017.
Atrato Capital Limited is the Company's Investment Adviser.
Further information is available on the Company's website www.supermarketincomereit.com
1. 39 directly owned supermarkets, plus 26 via joint venture
2. There is no certainty that these illustrative projections will be achieved