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Paris, 13 January 2017
Foncière des Régions announces the success of its EUR 400 million capital
Foncière des Régions (the " Company ") announces the successful outcome of
its capital increase without shareholders' preferential subscription rights and
with a priority subscription period granted to existing shareholders, launched
on 10 January 2017 for up to EUR 348 million, and increased to EUR 400 million
following the full exercise of the increase option announced on 10 January
2017. The capital increase will result in the issuance of 5 076 786 new shares.
The subscription price was set at EUR 78.79 per new share, a level close to the
NAVs as of end June 2016 (EUR70.7 EPRA NNNAV and EUR82.4 EPRA NAV) and
corresponding to a 4.7% discount to Foncière des Régions' closing share price
on 9 January 2017.
This capital increase underpins Foncière des Régions' positioning as a
leading European operator with a strong local expertise in the French and
Italian office real estate as well as German residential and hotel real estate
2016 proved to be a particularly active year with investments totalling EUR1.4
billion and EUR800 million of disposals Group Share as of September 30, 2016,
which sustains Foncière des Régions' ambition for 2017 to pursue its growth
in its different markets. This transaction will principally be used to finance
the group's general cash requirements, including its potential acquisition
projects, in particular the portfolio of hotels in Spain (for an amount of
EUR270 million Group Share), and its development pipeline, of which c. EUR700
million were already engaged as of end June 2016.
Through the priority offer, the public offer and the private placement taken as
a whole, the capital increase attracted strong investor demand, and was
multiple times covered.
In the context of the priority subscription period Foncière des Régions'
existing shareholders subscribed for 2,703,140 new shares, representing 53.2%
of the total capital increase. In the context of the priority subscription
period and/or the private placement, out of the group's main shareholders
Delfin SARL, ACM Vie and PREDICA subscribed for EUR187 million and 1,784,375,
253,839 and 339,552 new shares respectively.
Following the 2015 capital increase (EUR255 million) and strengthening of its
position in the hotel segment via the successful completion of the Public
Exchange Offer for Foncière des Murs (EUR113 million of equity), Foncière des
Régions can once again rely on the support of its shareholders to finance its
growth and to continue to enhance the quality of its assets, in addition to
regular disposals. This offering enhances Foncière des Régions' ability to
support its partners in their real estate strategy, while adapting its assets
to the needs of its clients and the market.
Following the completion of the capital increase, the company's share capital
will increase to EUR 221,503,914 divided in 73,834,638 shares, each with a
nominal value of 3 euros, split as follows:
Number of shares % of capital % of theoretical % of voting
voting rights(1) rights
(1) These percentages are calculated on the basis of all shares with voting
rights attached, including shares temporarily stripped of voting rights.
(2) These percentages are calculated by excluding treasury shares; treasury
shares do not have voting rights.
(3) Delfin SARL is a holding company that belongs to the Del Vecchio family.
Delfin SARL is primarily involved in financial investments and holds interests
in various companies and controls the companies Aterno and DFR Investment. It
also controls Luxottica Group, the world leader in the manufacturing, wholesale
distribution and retail sale of corrective eyewear and sunglasses.
The settlement and delivery and the listing on the regulated market of Euronext
in Paris of the new shares are expected to take place on 17 January 2017.
BofA Merrill Lynch, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Morgan
Stanley and Natixis are acting as Joint Global Coordinators, Joint
Lead-Managers and Joint Bookrunners of the Private Placement and UniCredit
Corporate & Investment Banking is acting as Passive Bookrunner.
Unless stated otherwise, terms and expressions used in this announcement shall
have the same meanings as given to them in the Company's press release
regarding the capital increase dated 10 January 2017.
Availability of the prospectus
The Company has published a prospectus, which has received AMF visa n° 17-007
on 9 January 2017, comprising (i) the registration document of the Company
filed with the AMF on March 23, 2016 under number D.16-0192, (ii) an update to
the registration document of the Company filed with the AMF on 9 January 2017
under number D.16-192-A01 and (iii) a securities note (including a summary of
Hard copies of the prospectus are available free of charge at the Company's
headquarters, located at 18, avenue François Mitterrand, 57000 Metz. The
prospectus is also available on the Company's website
(www.foncieredesregions.fr) and on the AMF's website (www.amf-france.org).
Potential investors are advised to read the entire prospectus and to consider
carefully the risk factors described in section 1.10 of the Company's
registration document, as updated in the update of the Company's registration
document, as well as on section 2 of the securities note before deciding
whether to invest in the new shares. Should all or any part of these risk
factors materialize, the Company's and the group's businesses, financials,
results of abilities to reach guidance may be negatively affected.
Foncière des Régions, co-author of real estate stories
As a key player in real estate, Foncière des Régions has built its growth and
its portfolio on the key and characteristic value of partnership. With a total
portfolio valued at EUR18Bn (EUR12Bn in group share), located in the
high-growth markets of France, Germany and Italy, Foncière des Régions is now
the recognised partner of companies and territories which it supports with its
two-fold real estate strategy: adding value to existing urban property and
designing buildings for the future.
Foncière des Régions mainly works alongside Key Accounts (Orange, Suez
Environnement, EDF, Dassault Systèmes, Thales, Eiffage, etc) in the Offices
market as well as being a pioneering and astute operator in the two other
profitable sectors of the Residential market in Germany and Hotels in Europe.
Foncière des Régions shares are listed in the Euronext Paris A compartment
(FR0000064578 - FDR), are admitted to trading on the SRD, and are included in
the composition of the MSCI, SBF 120, Euronext IEIF "SIIC France" and CAC
Mid100 indices, in the "EPRA" and "GPR 250" benchmark European real estate
indices, and in the FTSE4 Good, DJSI World, Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone
120, Europe 120 et France 20), Oekom, Ethibel and Gaïa ethical indices.
Foncière des Régions is rated BBB/Stable by Standard and Poor's.
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