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2019-02-06 19:08 CET
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Officiis Properties : Signature of a provisional sales agreement for the Newtime building

Press Release
Paris, February 6th, 2019

Signature of a Provisional Sales Agreement for the Newtime Building

Officiis Properties, a listed company on Euronext Paris, announces that, following a tender process, its subsidiary Officiis Properties Ouest 1 has signed on this day a provisional sales agreement of the Newtime building (located on the Ile de la Jatte in Neuilly-sur-Seine) for a net selling price of €156.8 million, accompanied by a rental guarantee granted by Officiis Properties Ouest 1 of €2.6 million. The completion of this sale should take place during the second quarter of 2019.

After taking into account the deduction of advisory fees and expenses and the freezing of the rental guarantee on an escrow account, the Company estimates that it should collect a net amount of approximately €152.3 million at the time of sale.

It is recalled that during the 4th quarter of 2018, the group:

  • has disposed of the Think and Imagine buildings1,
  • has reimbursed the mortgage loan associated with the Magellan building1,
  • has refinanced the Newtime building through a new mortgage loan1
  • has completed a partial reimbursement of its subordinated non-bank loan1.

As a result of these operations, as of the time of this press release,

  1. the group possesses two buildings:
    • the Magellan building, which JLL estimates is worth €32 million. This building, which was vacated by Faurecia at the end of November 2018, will be the subject of renovation works during 2019 (estimated budget of €12 million including taxes),
    • the Newtime building, whose disposal for an amount net of fees and expenses of €152.3 million is the object of this press release
  2. the group has a net cash position of €18 million designated for the financing of the renovation program of the Magellan building, the covering of operating expenses, and the expenses associated with the servicing of the mortgage loan;
  3. the bank and financial debts of the group are the following:
    • a convertible bond loan of €28 million2  held by the company Twenty Two Credit I, s.à r.l,
    • a non-bank subordinated loan of €78 million2 from the company Twenty Two Credit I, s.à r.l,
    • a mortgage loan of €92 million2 from the bank Helaba.  

1 : See press releases dated October 29th December,2018 and December 21st, 2018

2: principal and interests

The net sales proceeds of the sale of the Newtime building (€152.3 million) will be allocated to the reimbursement of the mortgage loan of Helaba (€92 million) and to the partial reimbursement of the non-bank subordinated loan (€60 million).

It is recalled that once the disposal of the Newtime building will be completed, the company REOF Holding S.à r.l, majority shareholder of Officiis Properties, will implement, pursuant to Article 236-6 of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers ("AMF") General Regulations, a public repurchase offer (OPR) for the entirety of the shares of Officiis Properties, and, if need be, for all securities granting access to the shareholders' equity or voting rights of the Company that it does not hold, under such conditions so as to enable the above-mentioned offer to be declared compliant by the AMF. REOF Holding S. à r.l. has not yet decided whether it will implement a compulsory buy out following the above-mentioned OPR.

The Company will soon designate an independent expert called upon to certify the fairness of the financial conditions of the above-mentioned offer.

Contact

Pierre Essig, Chief Executive Officer, Officiis Properties

52B, rue de la Bienfaisance, 75008 Paris

Tél. +33 1 83 92 33 86,

For more information, and/or to contact us, visit the company website: https://officiis-properties.com: https://officiis-properties.com

About Officiis Properties (previously Züblin Immobilière France)

Officiis Properties is a listed property company that has opted for SIIC status and invests in office properties. Its real estate portfolio consists of two office buildings in the Paris region.

Officiis Properties' shares are listed on Euronext Paris' Compartment C, under the ISIN Code FR0010298901 and under the name of d'Officiis Propertie - Mnémonique OFP.

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