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EVANGroup plc issues up to EUR 125 million Senior Unsecured Bonds 2017-2022
* Euro denominated, senior unsecured bonds, which are bought by Swiss Merchant Group AG
* Bond proceeds are being used to refinance and expand the Evan Group's real estate portfolio of approx. EUR 369 million assets with an actual prospected annual rent of EUR 23.5 million
* EVANGroup plc's equity is in excess of EUR 100 million
Valletta, 3rd August 2017. EVANGroup plc ("EVAN") has issued Senior Unsecured Bonds in the principal amount of up to EUR 125 million (ISIN DE000A19L426 / WKN A19L42), with a five-year maturity and a 6 % interest coupon, paid annually. The bonds are issued as a private placement to qualified institutional investors only, in a denomination of EUR 1'000 and a minimum initial investment of EUR 100'000. EVAN will apply for listing of this bond on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Open Market).
The bond proceeds are being used to refinance existing loans, to modernize the company's real estate portfolio, to finance future real estate acquisitions and for general corporate purposes. Evan Group's real estate rights portfolio covered, as of 30 June 2017, a total of six properties with a leasable area of approximately 140'000 sqm. The total property value (Gross Capital Value) amounts to approximately EUR 369 million and the estimated total projected annual net rental income amounts to approximately EUR 23.5 million as of 30 June 2017.
EVANGroup plc is an institutional owner operator of commercial properties in Germany. EVAN's current and future portfolio follows its three pillar group strategy. The three business units are:
* livinit: Development and management of commercially used residential properties, offering novel ways of living; such as Micro-Apartments, small-houses and combined urban work-live-spaces;
* shopinit: Development and management of niche retail products, such as B2B centers, direct-sale B2C warehouses, outlet and fulfillment centers;
* sleepinit: Development and specialized operator of budget workers accommodation for short- and mid-term stays (in a joint-venture).
EVAN's management has an over 30 year's successful track record in acquisition, development, management and sales of real estate properties in Germany.
"We follow with EVAN in the footsteps of our former private company UNIMO Real Estate, in which we have completed many transactions over the past three decades", says Dr. Michael Nave, Director and CEO of EVAN."EVAN is now focusing on owning and operating institutional properties in the top 10 German locations, using our experience to create value in underserved niche markets. Paired with a modern Corporate Structure and Governance we are developing and operating real estate products that fit into any institutional portfolio."
Swiss Merchant Group, Zug/Switzerland, (ISIN CH323874260 / WKN A1817G / VALOR 32387426), a specialized bond investment firm, has committed to purchase all bonds issued and has been granted a certain option on EVAN's nominal share capital (which is EUR 100.5 million as of 31st July 2017).
For further information:
Herr Torsten Graf
NewMark Finanzkommunikation GmbH
D-60594 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 94 41 80 64
Fax: +49 (0) 69 94 41 80 19
or company homepage: www.evan-group.com
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