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Arcona Property Fund N.V. and SPDI conclude agreement

7 August 2019

Arcona Property Fund N.V., the listed fund that invests in commercial real estate in Central Europe, has signed a formal agreement with Secure Property Development & Investments Ltd (SPDI) for the purchase of SPDI´s real estate holdings in Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine. The purchase, which is structured in three phases, is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

The transaction is being carried out in phases as the current financing banks have to agree to the change of the shareholder structure for transferring the bank financing to Arcona Property Fund NV. The first phase concerns the purchase of three plots of land in Ukraine for ca. € 4.5 million and the purchase of the Boyana residential project in Sofia, Bulgaria, for ca. € 7.8 million. The Boyana project is currently financed through a bank loan (from Alpha Bank) of ca. € 3.4 million.

Arcona Property Fund will acquire the first phase assets by issuing shares at an intrinsic value of € 13.44 each and warrants which can be converted into Arcona Property Fund NV shares if the Fund´s shares reach a price level of € 8.10. The warrants will mature after five years following their issuance and are exercisable after one year, unless a prospectus with respect to the warrant and or the underlying shares is published. The shares will be admitted to listing in accordance with section 1 sub 5 (a) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129. SPDI will also provide a sellers loan.

The transfer of the projects and issuance of the shares, warrants and sellers loan for the first phase is expected to take place in the third quarter of 2019. The shares will be issued to SPDI. SPDI plans to distribute the shares to its shareholders on a pro rata basis in the near future.

Arcona Property Fund N.V. and SPDI conclude agreement
7 August 2019
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