DDM Debt enters Greece through a milestone transaction

DDM Debt AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: DDM2) announces that it enters Greece through a milestone transaction. The underlying portfolio consists of secured and unsecured retail and corporate receivables and has a nominal value of about EUR 1.3 billion.  DDM’s investment commitment amounts to approximately EUR 50 million.

“This is another major positive step for DDM due to the transaction’s size, that we continue to expand our geographic footprint, and as we provide innovative solutions to enable selling banks to recapitalize. This is one of the first and largest transactions in the Greek non-performing loan ("NPL") market, and allows us to establish a first mover advantage in the country with the highest non-performing loan ratio in Europe. The Greek NPL volume is estimated to be greater than EUR 130 billion, and offers significant opportunities in the coming years. The transaction includes one of the very few servicing licenses in Greece, in which we also see great potential for future transactions. This is another confirmation of the scalability and flexibility of DDM’s business model”, says Gustav Hultgren, CEO of DDM.

Fredrik Olsson, CFO of DDM also said “We are very pleased with steps taken in 2017 and as we continue to deliver strong growth and create shareholder value. This transaction brings total investments year to date to above EUR 80 million, significantly ahead of guidance.”

This is information which DDM Debt AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 08:55 a.m. CET on 4 July 2017.

For more information, please contact:

Mats Hedberg, Investor Relations Manager
Mail: investor@ddm-group.ch | Tel: +46 70 730 81 27

DDM Debt AB (publ) (Nasdaq Stockholm: DDM2) is a wholly owned subsidiary of DDM Holding AG. DDM Holding AG (Nasdaq First North: DDM) is a multinational investor in  and manager of distressed assets. Since 2007, the DDM Group has built a successful platform in Central and Eastern Europe, currently managing 2.3 million receivables with a nominal value of over EUR 2 billion.

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DDM Debt AB (publ) (Nasdaq Stockholm: DDM2) is a subsidiary of DDM Holding AG (First North: DDM) a multinational investor in and manager of distressed assets, offering the prospect of attractive returns from the expanding Central and Eastern Europe market. Since 2007, the DDM Group has built a successful platform in Central and Eastern Europe, currently managing 2.3 million receivables with a nominal value of over EUR 2 billion. For sellers (banks and financial institutions), management of portfolios of distressed assets is a sensitive issue as it concerns the relationship with their customers. For these sellers, it is therefore critical that the acquirer handles the underlying individual debtors professionally, ethically and with respect. DDM has longstanding relations with sellers of distressed assets, based on trust and the Company’s status as a credible acquirer. The banking sector in Central and Eastern Europe is subject to increasingly stricter capital ratio requirements resulting in distressed assets being more expensive for banks to keep on their balance sheets. As a result, banks are increasingly looking to divest portfolios of distressed and other non-core assets. DDM Holding AG, the Parent Company, is a company incorporated and domiciled in Baar, Switzerland and listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm, Sweden, since August 2014.