Vasakronan acquires InfraCity

Vasakronan acquires InfraCity - between Stockholm and Arlanda Vasakronan has reached agreement on the acquisition of InfraCity AB from Agilia Holding AB, SEB Invest AB and Fastighets AB Stämjärnet (owned by Merita-Nordbanken). This agreement is conditional pending a detailed survey of the properties and the transfer is expected to take place during September 1999. The purchase price for the total number of shares in InfraCity AB amounts to SEK 292.5 M, which corresponds to a property value of approximately SEK 800 M. The InfraCity business park contains a total floor space of slightly more than 2 190,000 m and is located between Stockholm and Arlanda. The business park has acquired several new tenants in recent years and currently has an interesting tenant structure. InfraCity is situated on the E4 freeway between Stockholm (21 km) and Arlanda 2 (17 km) and consists of properties with a total of approximately 190,000 m floor space. The area is divided into five different sections, with a mix of offices, stores, hotels and other types of premises. The Scandic Hotel operates a twenty-story hotel with an eye-catching glass façade. InfraCity has a total of 105 tenants, the largest of which are Scandic Hotel, Dell, Cederroth, Ericsson, Meto and Telia. A major property development project - comprising approximately 40,000 m2 at a cost of slightly more than SEK 300 M - is under way and will result in the establishment of the Infra Business Center. This development project is already 45 percent-leased - the tenants include Scandic Hotel, which is expanding considerably. The vacancy rate at InfraCity has dropped substantially in the past year and is now 18 percent, excluding the ongoing project. Rental revenues for 1999 will exceed SEK 90 M and the operating net will amount to slightly more than SEK 60 M. "Vasakronan can contribute enhanced market knowledge to InfraCity," Håkan Bryngelson, Vasakronan's President, says. "Economic growth in Stockholm is strong at the moment, and that is why we consider this the right time to move into this type of property. We see enormous development potential in InfraCity and the location is extremely interesting." "We can offer attractive premises at competitive prices with access to good communications," comments Christer Alvemur, Executive Vice President and head of Vasakronan's Stockholm Region. "The vacancies offer opportunities and Vasakronan possesses an organization with extensive customer contacts. InfraCity is a major meeting place and offers premises to companies which need for offices and premises for high-tech production." "The divestment of our 20-percent holding in InfraCity is part of our program to divest properties that are not used in our banking operations," says Sven- Åke Johansson, Vice President of Merita-Nordbanken. "We are pleased that the buyer is Vasakronan, a company with the capacity and expertise to promote the further development of InfraCity." For further information, please contact: Håkan Bryngelson, President, Vasakronan +46-(0)8-783 21 05 Christer Alvemur, Executive Vice President, Stockholm Region, Vasakronan +46-(0)8-783 23 05 Anders Arnell, President, InfraCity +46-(0)708-50 02 15 Bengt Möller, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Vasakronan +46-(0)8-783 21 09 ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/07/02/19990702BIT00430/bit0001.pdf http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/07/02/19990702BIT00430/bit0002.doc

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For updated and current information on Vasakronan please go to http://en.vasakronan.se/ or contact Peter Östman or Rebecca Liljebladh Thorell. Vasakronan is the leading property company in Sweden. Our strategy is to focus on Sweden’s major growth regions: Stockholm, Uppsala, Gothenburg, Malmö and Lund. We own and manage 178 properties with a total area of approx. 2, 4 million square metres (as of June 30, 2017). Many of the properties are situated in clusters and offer supplementary services to the tenants. The property portfolio is valued at SEK 121 billion. Environment and climate work are highly prioritized. Vasakronan is a carbon neutral company and is ISO 14001 certified. We were Sweden’s first property company to offer green leases and in 2013 we issued the world's first green corporate bond. The organization has operations in four regions – Stockholm, Uppsala, Gothenburg and Öresund. The number of employees is approximately 350. Vasakronan is jointly owned by the First, Second, Third and Fourth Swedish National Pension Funds. www.vasakronan.se

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