SIRIUS REAL ESTATE LIMITED - Results Of Placing To Raise Approximately 35 Million

Release Date: 20/03/2018 17:15
Code(s): SRE
 
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Results Of Placing To Raise Approximately £35 Million

SIRIUS REAL ESTATE LIMITED
(Incorporated in Guernsey)
Company Number: 46442
Share Code: SRE
ISIN Code: ISIN GG00B1W3VF54


THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF ARTICLE 7 OF
EU REGULATION 596/2014.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT (INCLUDING THE APPENDIX) AND THE INFORMATION
CONTAINED HEREIN IS RESTRICTED AND NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR
DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE
UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA OR JAPAN OR ANYOTHER JURISDICTION IN
WHICH SUCH PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IS UNLAWFUL.

                                                                                        20 March 2018

                                   Sirius Real Estate Limited
                           ("Sirius Real Estate", “Sirius” or the "Company")

                        Results of Placing to raise approximately £35 million

Sirius Real Estate, a leading operator of branded business parks providing conventional space and
flexible workspace in Germany, is pleased to announce that 58,333,333 ordinary shares (the “Placing
Shares”) have been placed with institutional and other investors and were placed at a price of 60 pence
per share via an accelerated bookbuild (the “Placing”). Berenberg, Peel Hunt and PSG Capital have
acted as joint bookrunners (“Joint Bookrunners) in connection with the Placing. The Placing raised
approximately £35 million before expenses. The Placing was significantly oversubscribed.

The Placing Price is 60 pence per share, a premium of 7.9% to the last reported adjusted NAV1 per
share and a discount of 2.76% to the intra-day price at 1.15pm (being the time the placing price was
agreed).

Application will be made for the admission of 58,333,333 ordinary shares to the London Stock
Exchange Plc (“LSE”), to be admitted to listing on the premium segment of the Official List of the
Financial Conduct Authority and to be listed on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
(“JSE”) (“Admission”). It is expected that admission will become effective at commencement of trading
on 28 March 2018, which reflects the earliest date at which the shares can be admitted to the main board
of the JSE, and consequently the LSE, and that dealing in the Placing Shares will commence at that
time. The shares shall rank pari passu with the existing issued ordinary shares of the Company.

Andrew Coombs, Chief Executive of Sirius, said, “We are delighted by the support for this Placing
from both existing and new investors and we are confident that the new funds will be a key factor in
generating increased future returns for all shareholders through the acquisition of the target pipeline.”

1
 Reported adjusted NAV as at 30 September 2017 of 63.40c applied to the current GBPEUR FX rate
of 1.1402.

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Enquiries:
Sirius Real Estate                                                          +49 (0)30 285010110
Andrew Coombs, CEO
Alistair Marks, CFO

Berenberg (UK Joint Broker)                                                 +44 20 3207 7800
Chris Bowman
Toby Flaux
Marie Stolberg

Peel Hunt (UK Joint Broker)                                                 +44 20 7418 8900
Capel Irwin
Carl Gough
Harry Nicholas

PSG Capital (South Africa Broker)                                           +27 21 887 9602
Willie Honeyball
Johannes Human
Thulani Madinginye

Novella (Financial PR)                                                      +44 (0)20 31517008
Tim Robertson
Toby Andrews


The Appendices set out further information relating to the Placing and the terms and conditions of the
Placing.

This Announcement should be read in its entirety. In particular, investors should read and understand
the information provided in the "Important Notices" section of this Announcement.

About Sirius

Sirius is a property company listed on the main market and premium segment of the London Stock
Exchange and the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. It is a leading operator of branded
business parks providing conventional space and flexible workspace in Germany. The Company's core
strategy is the acquisition of business parks at attractive yields, the integration of these business parks
into its network of sites under the Company's own name as well as offering a range of branded products
within those sites, and the reconfiguration and upgrade of existing and vacant space to appeal to the
local market, through intensive asset management and investment. The Company's strategy aims to
deliver attractive returns for shareholders by increasing rental income and improving cost recoveries
and capital values, as well as by enhancing those returns through financing its assets on favourable
terms. Once sites are mature and net income and values have been optimised, the Company may take
the opportunity to refinance the sites to release capital for investment in new sites or consider the
disposal of sites in order to recycle equity into assets which present greater opportunity for the asset
management skills of the Company's team.

Important Notice
Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG, London Branch (“Berenberg”) is and authorised by the German
Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and subject to limited regulation by the Financial
Conduct Authority. Peel Hunt LLP (“Peel Hunt”) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct
Authority. Each of Berenberg and Peel Hunt is acting solely for the Company in relation to the
                                                    
Bookbuild and no-one else and neither Berenberg nor Peel Hunt will be responsible to anyone other
than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients, nor for providing
advice in relation to the Placing or any other matter referred to in this announcement.

PSG Capital Proprietary Limited ("PSG Capital") is acting solely for the Company in relation to the
Bookbuild in South Africa and no-one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than the
Company for providing the protections afforded to clients of PSG Capital nor for providing advice in
relation to the Placing or any other matter referred to in this announcement.

This announcement is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United
States of America. This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The
securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of
1933 (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold in the United States, except pursuant to an
applicable exemption from registration. No public offering of securities is being made in the United
States.

This announcement and the information contained herein is restricted and is not for release, publication
or distribution, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada or Japan or any
other jurisdiction into which the publication or distribution would be unlawful.

This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute or form part of any offer
or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for, any Placing
Shares in the United States or to US Persons (as such term is defined in the Securities Act), Australia,
Canada or Japan or any other jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation would be unlawful. Any
failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of such
jurisdictions. No public offering of the shares referred to in this announcement is being made in
Australia, Canada or Japan or any other jurisdiction in which such public offering would be unlawful.

The information in this announcement may not be forwarded or distributed to any other person and may
not be reproduced in any manner whatsoever. Any forwarding, distribution, reproduction, or disclosure
of this information in whole or in part is unauthorised. Failure to comply with this directive may result
in a violation of the Securities Act or the applicable laws of other jurisdictions.

This announcement includes statements that are, or may be deemed to be, "forward-looking statements".
These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology,
including the terms "believes", "estimates", "plans", "projects", "anticipates", "expects", "intends",
"may", "will", or "should" or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology.

These forward-looking statements include matters that are not historical facts. They appear in a number
of places throughout this announcement and include statements regarding the current intentions, beliefs
or expectations of the directors ("Directors") of the Company concerning, among other things, the
Company's results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies and the
Company's markets. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because
they relate to future events and circumstances. Actual results and developments could differ materially
from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may
and often do differ materially from actual results. Any forward-looking statements in this announcement
are based on certain factors and assumptions, including the Directors' current view with respect to future
events and are subject to risks relating to future events and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions
relating to the Company's operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. Whilst the
Directors consider these assumptions to be reasonable based upon information currently available, they
may prove to be incorrect.

These forward-looking statements speak only as at the date of this document. Save as required by
applicable law or regulation, or by the Listing Rules, Prospectus Rules, the Disclosure and Transparency
Rules and the JSE Listing Requirements, none of the Company, its agents, employees or advisers
undertakes any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking or other statements, whether as a
result of any change in the Directors' expectations or to reflect events, conditions or circumstances after
the date of this announcement or otherwise and none of the Company, Berenberg, Peel Hunt or PSG
Capital or their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, affiliates and advisers, or any other
party undertakes or is under any duty to update this document or to correct any inaccuracies in any such
information which may become apparent or to provide you with additional information.

No statement in this announcement is intended to be a profit forecast, and no statement in this
announcement should be interpreted to mean that earnings per share of the Company for the current or
future financial years would necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings per share of
the Company.

This announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of the Company. No representation
or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or
liability is or will be accepted by Berenberg, Peel Hunt or PSG Capital or by any of their affiliates or
agents as to, or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this announcement or any other written
or oral information made available to or publicly available to any interested party or its advisers, and
any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.

The price of shares and any income expected from them may go down as well as up and investors may
not get back the full amount invested upon disposal of the shares. Past performance is no guide to future
performance, and persons needing advice should consult an independent financial adviser.
The contents of this announcement are not to be construed as legal, financial or tax advice. If necessary,
each recipient of this announcement should consult his, her or its own legal adviser, financial adviser
or tax adviser for legal, financial or tax advice. Each placee should consult with its own advisers as to
legal, tax, business and related aspects of an acquisition of Placing Shares.

Members of the public are not eligible to take part in the Placing. This announcement is addressed only
to and directed only at: (a) persons in the United Kingdom who are 'Qualified Investors' falling within
the meaning of article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive (which means Directive 2003/71/EC and
includes any relevant implementing directive measure in the UK) who (i) have professional experience
in matters relating to investments falling within article 19(5) ("Investment professionals") of the
Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order");
or (ii) fall within article 49(2)(a) to (d) ("High net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc")
of the Order; or (b) persons to whom it may otherwise be lawfully communicated. Insofar as this
announcement relates to investors in South Africa, it is directed only at persons in South Africa who (i)
fall within the categories of persons set out in section 96(1)(a) of the South African Companies Act or
(ii) subscribe for Placing Shares for a minimum acquisition cost of R1 000 000 for single addressee
acting as principal , as envisaged in section 96(1)(b) of the South African Companies Act, 2008 (such
persons being referred to as "South-African Eligible Investors"). All such persons in contemplated in
(a) or (b) and the South-African Eligible Investors are together being referred to as "Relevant Persons").
This announcement must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any
investment or investment activity to which this announcement or the Placing relates is available only to
and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons.

Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive
2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended ("MiFID II"); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of
Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing
measures (together, the "MiFID II Product Governance Requirements"), and disclaiming all and any
liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any "manufacturer" (for the purposes of
the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the Placing
Shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such securities are:

(i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of
professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as define in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for
distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the "Target Market
Assessment"). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, distributors should note that: the price
of the Placing Shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the Placing
Shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the Placing Shares
is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who
(either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating
the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any
losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the
requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Placing.
Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market, Assessment, Peel Hunt and Berenberg
have only procured investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of
suitability of appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or
group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the
Placing Shares. Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in
respect of the Placing Shares and determining appropriate distribution channels.
By participating in the Bookbuild, placees and prospective placees will be deemed to have read and
understood this announcement in its entirety.
Neither the content of the Company's website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on the
Company's website is incorporated in or forms part of this announcement.

JSE Sponsor
PSG Capital




                                                   

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