Hamburg (pta024/16.06.2020/18:17) - * alstria office REIT-AG has placed a corporate bond with a nominal value of EUR 350 million at a fixed coupon of 1.500% and a maturity of 6 years
* Proceeds will serve for general corporate purposes, acquisition of real estate, and/or refinancing of existing debt
* Bond issuance further enhances the Company's financial flexibility
Hamburg, June 16, 2020 - alstria office REIT-AG (symbol: AOX, ISIN: DE000A0LD2U1) ('alstria'), announces the successful placement of an unsecured, fixed-rated corporate bond.
The corporate bond maturing in 2026 with a total nominal amount of EUR 350 million will bear a fixed coupon of 1.500% (Re-offer price of 99.835% / MS+180bps / Re-offer yield of 1.529%).
The bond with an expected BBB rating from Standard & Poor's (S&P) will be issued on June 23, 2020. The long-term corporate rating assigned to alstria by S&P is BBB (positive outlook). The bond will be admitted to trading on the regulated market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The identification numbers are: WKN: A3E44Q, ISIN: XS2191013171, Common Code: 219101317.
Following its approval by the financial supervisory authority in Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF) the securities prospectus will be available on alstria's website www.alstria.com under the section Investors - Bonds.
BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley and UniCredit were acting as Joint Bookrunners on the transaction.
"The issuance of this new 6-year bond further strengthens alstria's cash position", said Olivier Elamine, CEO of alstria. "It provides the Company with the means to take advantage of market opportunities if and when they will crystalize".
This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute or form a part of an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any security of alstria office REIT-AG in the United States or in any other jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation is unlawful. The securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or any applicable state or foreign securities laws. The securities described in this announcement may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There shall be no public offering of these securities in the United States.
Neither this announcement nor any copy of it may be taken, transmitted or distributed, directly or indirectly in or into the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Africa or any other state or jurisdiction in which such action would be unlawful. Any failure to comply with this restriction may constitute a violation of United States, Canadian, Australian, Japanese, South African or other applicable securities laws.
alstria office REIT AG is the leading real-estate operator focusing solely on German office property in selected German markets. Our strategy is based on the ownership and an active management of our properties throughout their entire life cycle, strong added-value services to our customers and deep knowledge of the markets in which we operate. alstria strives for sustainable long-term value creation while taking advantage of short-term arbitrage of inefficiencies in the real estate markets. As per March 31, 2020 the portfolio comprised 112 buildings with a lettable area of 1.5 million qm.
This release constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any shares. As far as this press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the business, financial condition and results of operations of alstria office REIT-AG (alstria), these statements are based on current expectations or beliefs of alstria's management. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or performance of the Company to differ materially from those reflected in such forward-looking statements. Apart from other factors not mentioned here, differences could occur as a result of changes in the overall economic situation and the competitive environment - especially in the core business segments and markets of alstria. Also, the development of the financial markets and changes in national as well as international provisions particularly in the field of tax legislation and financial reporting standards could have an effect. Terrorist attacks and their consequences could increase the likelihood and the extent of differences.
The current COVID-19 outbreak is creating substantial uncertainty in the marketplace. Although alstria has diligently reviewed the information contained in this release it is based on its own analysis and estimate, as well as available public sources and not on active discussion with tenants. As such the current liquidity risk of the tenants can materially differ from alstria's own estimate, and the actual impact of the COVID 19 outbreak may differ substantially from the current previsions.
alstria undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions or updates to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.(end)
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