DGAP-News: Aroundtown SA announces share buy-back Program, supported by successful sale of assets and final composition of management body following merger with TLG
DGAP-News: Aroundtown SA
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Aroundtown SA announces share buy-back Program, supported by successful sale of assets and final composition of management body following merger with TLG
02.06.2020 / 08:45
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AROUNDTOWN ANNOUNCES SHARE BUY-BACK PROGRAM, SUPPORTED BY SUCCESSFUL SALE OF ASSETS AND FINAL COMPOSITION OF MANAGEMENT BODY FOLLOWING MERGER WITH TLG
02 June 2020.
Aroundtown ("the Company" or "AT") resolved today a share buy-back program for its own shares with a volume of up to 120 million shares (this equals 8.9% of total shares carrying voting rights for a total purchase price of up to €500 million. The buy-back program will begin on June 3, 2020 and until December 31, 2020. The share buy-back program follows the shareholder authorization received during the OGM in the beginning of May 2020 and the board of directors' decision to benefit from the significant share price discount to the underlying net asset value and current operational performance of Aroundtown.
Further, year-to-date the Company has signed €400 million of disposals of non-core and/or mature properties, of which €220 million have been completed. The successful disposals were carried through several deals and follow AT's ongoing strategy to dispose mature assets, which potential has been mainly lifted, as well as non-core assets which lie outside of the Company's focus locations and asset types. The disposals were made at book value and enable the Company to benefit from the very large arbitrage between the disposal price and the current price of Aroundtown's share, supporting the rational of the share buyback. The disposals were carried at a multiple of 19x and included 30% of properties for development, 45% office and 25% retail and hotel properties. The properties are located in Germany and in the Netherlands.
Following the completion of the merger with TLG, Aroundtown finalized the decision for the members of the Management Body of Aroundtown, which will come into force during the second half of 2020. The Management Body will include 5 members and consist of Mr. Shmuel Mayo as CEO, Mr. Eyal Ben-David as CFO, Mr. Barak Bar-Hen as COO (and Co-CEO), Mr. Oschrie Massatschi as CCMO (Chief Capital Markets Officer) and Mr. Klaus Krägel as CDO (Chief Development Officer). Mr. Andrew Wallis has resigned from his position as Deputy CEO and Aroundtown thanks him for his successful tenor and wishes him good luck in his future endeavors. Following Mr. Massatschi's nomination as CCMO, he will resign his duties as member of the board of directors. The Board of Directors will then consist of 6 members of which 3 are independent directors.
About the Company
Aroundtown SA (symbol: AT1), trading on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, is the largest listed and highest rated (BBB+ by S&P) German commercial real estate company. Aroundtown invests in income generating quality properties with value-add potential in central locations in top tier European cities mainly in Germany/NL.
Aroundtown SA (ISIN: LU1673108939) is a public limited liability company (société anonyme) established under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés, Luxembourg) under number B217868, having its registered office at 40, Rue du Curé, L-1368 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
T: +352 285 7741
E: [email protected]
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY ANY SECURITIES.
THE SECURITIES MENTIONED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAVE NOT BEEN, AND WILL NOT BE, REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE SECURITIES ACT), AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES ABSENT REGISTRATION OR AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT. THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC OFFERING OF THE SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES.
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IN MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (EEA) AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND ANY OFFER IF MADE SUBSEQUENTLY IS DIRECTED ONLY AT PERSONS WHO ARE "QUALIFIED INVESTORS" WITHIN THE MEANING OF REGULATION (EU) 2017/1129, AS AMENDED (THE PROSPECTUS REGULATION) (QUALIFIED INVESTORS). ANY PERSON IN THE EEA OR THE UNITED KINGDOM WHO ACQUIRES THE SECURITIES IN ANY OFFER (AN INVESTOR) OR TO WHOM ANY OFFER OF THE SECURITIES IS MADE WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE REPRESENTED AND AGREED THAT IT IS A QUALIFIED INVESTOR. ANY INVESTOR WILL ALSO BE DEEMED TO HAVE REPRESENTED AND AGREED THAT ANY SECURITIES ACQUIRED BY IT IN THE OFFER HAVE NOT BEEN ACQUIRED ON BEHALF OF PERSONS IN THE EEA OR THE UNITED KINGDOM OTHER THAN QUALIFIED INVESTORS, NOR HAVE THE SECURITIES BEEN ACQUIRED WITH A VIEW TO THEIR OFFER OR RESALE IN THE EEA OR THE UNITED KINGDOM TO PERSONS WHERE THIS WOULD RESULT IN A REQUIREMENT FOR PUBLICATION BY AROUNDTOWN OR ANY OF THE MANAGERS OF A PROSPECTUS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 3 OF THE PROSPECTUS REGULATION.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY CONTAIN PROJECTIONS OR ESTIMATES RELATING TO PLANS AND OBJECTIVES RELATING TO OUR FUTURE OPERATIONS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, FUTURE FINANCIAL RESULTS, OR ASSUMPTIONS UNDERLYING OR RELATING TO ANY SUCH STATEMENTS, EACH OF WHICH CONSTITUTES A FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT SUBJECT TO RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES, MANY OF WHICH ARE BEYOND THE CONTROL OF AROUNDTOWN SA. ACTUAL RESULTS COULD DIFFER MATERIALLY, DEPENDING ON A NUMBER OF FACTORS.
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