Vasakronan sells properties to London & Regional

Vasakronan sells properties to London & Regional Vasakronan is selling six properties in Stockholm to London & Regional Properties for SEK 1,870 M. The divestment is in line with Vasakronan's revised strategy, whose aim is to increase the rate of sale of properties in its portfolio, in order to generate value and create scope for future investments. Vasakronan is selling the following properties: Stockmakaren 1, in Sundbyberg, and Lysbomben 2, Lysbomben 3, Pegasus 6, Rörstrand 32 and Svea Artilleri 11, all in Stockholm. Purchaser The purchaser is London & Regional Properties, one of the largest privately owned real estate companies in the United Kingdom, which aims to use its Swedish subsidiary as a vehicle for expansion in Scandinavia and Northern Europe. "These properties have prime locations and stable tenants with long-term leases. In other words, the portfolio definitely matches our requirements," says Thomas Lindeborg, Managing Director of London & Regional Scandinavia. Thomas Lindeborg also stated that he has a positive impression of the Swedish real estate market and that he expects the future trend to remain favorable. Effects on Vasakronan The sale price of SEK 1,870 M for the properties corresponds to the market valuation at the end of 2002. The sale will be effected in the form of a company divestment. The capital gain will be SEK 605 M, which will result in a net profit of approximately SEK 460 M, after tax effects and other expenses. On an annual basis and excluding the capital gain generated during 2003, the divestment will have an adverse impact of approximately SEK 20 M on Vasakronan's earnings from continuing operations. However, it will improve the interest-coverage ratio. The sales consideration corresponds to a yield of 7.5%. Six Vasakronan employees whose work involves these properties will be offered employment within the transferred operations. "In addition to taking forceful action in the market for leased premises, Vasakronan aims to increase the rate of property sales in its portfolio," says Håkan Bryngelson, Vasakronan's President and Chief Executive Officer, commenting on the transaction. "As a result of this transaction, Vasakronan will realize surplus value that provides scope for future investments. Strategically speaking, the properties we are now selling are appropriate sales objects in the prevailing market climate," Bryngelson continues. Divested properties Property Address Municipality Size of premises(m2) Stockmakaren 1,Rissneleden Sundbyberg,76,340 (m2) Lysbomben 3, Rålambsvägen Stockholm, 16,156 Lysbomben 2, Fyrverkarbacken Stockholm, 15,253 Svea Artilleri 11, Löjtnantsgatan Stockholm, 5,359 Pegasus 6, Slottsbacken Stockholm, 5,475 Rörstrand 32, Wallingatan Stockholm, 2,803 Total 121,386 For further information, please contact: Thomas Lindeborg, MD, London & Regional Properties, Scandinavia Tel: +46-8-456 32 51 Mobile: +46-70-624 85 03 Håkan Bryngelson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vasakronan Tel: +46-8-783 21 05 Leif Garph, Exec Vice President & head of Stockholm region, Vasakronan Tel: +46-8-783 23 05 Bengt Möller, Senior Vice President Corp Communications, Vasakronan Tel: +46-8-783 21 09 Real offices for real people. Vasakronan AB is one of the leading real estate companies in Sweden. Vasakronan is the largest supplier of commercial premises, primarily office properties, with locations in Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö, Lund and Uppsala. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download: Pressrelease Vasakronan LondonRegional

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For updated and current information on Vasakronan please go to 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.


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