SCHRODER EUROPEAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST PLC - Acquisition Of A French Logistics Asset

Release Date: 21/06/2018 08:00
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Acquisition Of A French Logistics Asset

Schroder European Real Estate Investment Trust PLC
(Incorporated in England and Wales)
Registration number: 09382477
JSE Share Code: SCD
LSE Ticker: SERE
ISIN number: GB00BY7R8K77


21 June 2018

                                Acquisition of a French logistics asset

Schroder European Real Estate Investment Trust Plc (the "Company"), the company investing in
European growth cities, is pleased to announce that it has exchanged contracts to purchase a freehold
logistics property in Rumilly, southern-eastern France, for €8.6 million, reflecting a net initial yield of
7.0%.

The 16,700 sqm warehouse is fully let to a strong covenant, a subsidiary of the global food and drink
manufacturer Nestlé, with an unexpired lease term of c. 7.5 years. In line with the Company’s winning
centres strategy, it is located in a region that is forecast to grow faster than the national average 1 and
is leased off affordable / sustainable rents, in an area where there is limited supply.

Close to the A41/A43 autoroutes, Rumilly serves the major metropolitan areas of Lyon and Geneva,
which have a combined population of over 2.5 million people living within a 90 minute drive.

Commenting on the acquisition, Thomas Guyot, Head of Real Estate Investment, France at Schroder
REIM commented:

"This is a strong fit for the Company as we look to diversify our portfolio, providing us with exposure to
the French logistics market which is currently experiencing strong occupational demand and rental
growth. Located in an economically buoyant region of France, the warehouse benefits from its close
proximity to the large conurbations of Lyon and Geneva. It is one of a number of investments that
Schroder REIM is in exclusivity on, as it looks to deploy the proceeds due to be received from the sale
of the two French Casino supermarkets, at the end of July."

The purchase is subject to a waiver of statutory pre-emption rights in the French market and is
therefore expected to complete at the end of August 2018.

1.   Source: Oxford Economics, March 2018

Enquiries:

Duncan Owen/Jeff O’Dwyer
Schroder Real Estate Investment Management Limited                             Tel: 020 7658 6000

Ria Vavakis
Schroder Investment Management Limited                                         Tel: 020 7658 2371

Dido Laurimore/Richard Gotla/Ellie Sweeney                                     Tel: 020 3727 1000
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