Redefine International completes AUK Portfolio Acquisition

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Redefine International, the opportunistic income focused FTSE 250 UK-REIT, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed on the acquisition of the second tranche of the Aegon UK (“AUK”) portfolio for a purchase price of GBP204.7 million (GBP213.2 million including costs).

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The total purchase price of the acquisition of the Combined AUK portfolio, including Banbury Cross Retail Park and after adjusting for the disposal of 16 Grosvenor Street, London, (the “Acquisition”) was GBP460.7 million (GBP480.0 million including costs).

To support the funding of the transaction the Company utilised GBP252.0 million of bank debt, with the balance funded from existing cash resources and the proceeds from the recent GBP115.0 million equity placement successfully concluded on 23 February 2016.

This results in an initial margin on the AUK facility of 1.90 per cent over LIBOR.

The AUK portfolio significantly increases the Company’s existing portfolio, adding largely institutional quality properties across which asset management progress has already exceeded initial expectations. Mike Watters, CEO of Redefine International commented: "The conclusion of this transformational off-market portfolio acquisition is a considerable achievement, particularly in a market which is highly competitive for such institutional quality assets.

Redefine International’s portfolio has now increased by approximately 50 per cent to GBP1.5 billion, whilst a significant, resilient and long term rental stream has been added, supplementing our existing income. The portfolio also presents a range of future opportunities for enhancing rental income and value through active asset management.

We are confident that this acquisition puts Redefine International in a strong position at this point in the property cycle and we are looking forward to updating the market on the early progress made on the asset management plan as we work to integrate the AUK assets into our existing portfolio."

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