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CPI PROPERTY GROUP - Investment in Nova RE

08.10.2020 / 08:15
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(société anonyme)
40, rue de la Vallée
L-2661 Luxembourg
R.C.S. Luxembourg: B 102 254

Luxembourg, 8 October 2020

CPI PROPERTY GROUP - Investment in Nova RE

CPI Property Group ("CPIPG" or the "Group") has prepared the following update for our stakeholders regarding a recent attractive and efficient investment in Italy.

On 2 October 2020, CPIPG submitted a binding offer to participate in a capital increase of Nova RE SIIQ S.p.A. ("Nova RE"). The offer was approved by the board of Nova RE on 7 October 2020. CPIPG will subscribe for newly issued shares of Nova RE at a price of €2.36 per share, for total consideration of about €26 million. Following the capital increase, CPIPG will own more than 50% of Nova RE and will launch a mandatory takeover offer for the remaining shares in Nova RE at €2.36 per share. The capital increase is subject to the approval of Nova RE's financing bank (standard change of control provision) and will be funded with cash.

Nova RE owns income-generating properties primarily in Rome, Milan, and Bari valued at €123.3 million as of 30 June 2020. Nova RE is one of only five Italian companies to obtain SIIQ (Società di Investimento Immobiliare Quotata) status, which is similar to a REIT regime and offers tax benefits for investors.

CPIPG expects that Nova RE will be a platform for the Group's current and future investments in Italy. The Nova RE management team is experienced and capable, and will benefit from CPIPG's organisation, resources, support and expertise. CPIPG has a solid track record in Italy, with a property portfolio valued at €67 million at 30 June 2020. Through Nova RE, CPIPG may consider further investments in Italy where exceptional value can be created. By acquiring control of an SIIQ, CPIPG also gains a tax-efficient platform to attract third-party equity investors in the future.

"The acquisition of Nova RE brings strategic efficiencies to CPIPG's investments in Italy," said Martin Nemecek, CEO. "Italy is a small portion of the Group's property portfolio, but we are excited to have a well-managed platform for future growth."

The newly issued Nova RE shares will carry the same rights as Nova RE's outstanding ordinary shares. The new shares will not be traded on the Electronic Stock Market organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (Mercato Telematico Azionario or MTA) immediately upon their issue, but are expected to be listed at a later date in accordance with the results of the takeover bid and regulatory requirements.

For more on CPI PROPERTY GROUP, visit our website: www.cpipg.com.

For further information please contact:


David Greenbaum
Chief Financial Officer

Joe Weaver
Director of Capital Markets


Kirchhoff Consult AG
Andreas Friedemann
T +49 40 60 91 86 50
F +49 40 60 91 86 60
E andreas.friedemann@kirchhoff.de

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40, rue de la Vallée
L-2661 Luxembourg
Phone: +352 264 767 1
Fax: +352 264 767 67
E-mail: contact@cpipg.com
Internet: www.cpipg.com
ISIN: LU0251710041
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (General Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Dusseldorf, Stuttgart
EQS News ID: 1139565

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