Acquisition Of An Additional 25% Shareholding In Mukuba Mall, In Kitwe, Zambia
GRIT REAL ESTATE INCOME GROUP LIMITED
(Registered by continuation in the Republic of Mauritius)
(Registration number: C128881 C1/GBL)
LSE share code: GR1T
SEM share code: DEL.N0000
JSE share code: GTR
(“Grit” or the “Company” or, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”)
ACQUISITION OF AN ADDITIONAL 25% SHAREHOLDING IN MUKUBA MALL, IN KITWE, ZAMBIA
The board of directors of Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (the “Board”), a leading pan-African real estate
company focused on investing in and actively managing a diversified portfolio of assets underpinned by predominantly
US$ and Euro denominated long-term leases with high quality multi-national tenants, is pleased to announce that the
Group, through its wholly owned subsidiary Zambian Property Holdings (“ZPH”), has entered into a subscription of
shares agreement (the “Agreement”) with Paxton Investments Limited (“Paxton”), whereby ZPH will acquire 8,191,050
new shares in Paxton for total consideration of US$8,191,050 (the “Transaction”).
Following completion of the Transaction, ZPH will own approximately 99.9 per cent. of the issued share capital of Paxton,
which in turn owns a 25 per cent. interest in Mukuba Mall Limited (“MML”), the underlying 100 per cent. holding entity
of Mukuba Mall in Kitwe, Zambia. Following completion of the Transaction, Grit’s total interest in MML will be 75 per
cent. (currently 50 per cent.).
Bronwyn Corbett, Chief Executive Officer of Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited, commented:
“This acquisition of a further 25 per cent. shareholding in Mukuba Mall allows the Company to expand its total exposure
to 75 per cent. in this well performing, fully let, dominant retail offering that is well positioned in Kitwe and is expected to
deliver further value to shareholders through NAV and distribution accretion.
Since the Company acquired its initial 50 per cent. shareholding in Mukuba Mall in 2015, we have seen positive valuation
uplift, rental growth and low vacancy. We are confident that Mukuba Mall remains extremely well placed to continue its
growth trajectory despite wider retail industry challenges. This transaction further strengthens the Company’s exposure
to convenience retail, which has proven to be the most resistant subsector in retail.”
Mukuba Mall is a retail property located in Kitwe, Zambia, the country’s second largest city in terms of both the size of
the population and by land and one of the most developed commercial and industrial areas in the country. The Mall is
well situated in the Copperbelt and is not only the dominant retail offering in Kitwe but also attracts customers from the
nearby Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) border.
Property name and address: Mukuba Mall, corner of Freedom Way and Chiwala Avenue
Geographic location: Kitwe, Zambia
Gross lettable area (m2): 28,236
Weighted average gross rental/m2/pm: US$16.93
Weighted average annual lease escalation: 3.8%
Vacancy rate by gross lettable area (m2): 0%
Acquisition Yield: 8.20%
December 2018 Valuation Cap Rate: 7.75%
The seller has provided the Company with warranties and indemnities standard for a transaction of this nature.
The Transaction is subject to the fulfilment of various conditions precedent, including satisfactory due diligence and
approval by the relevant competition authority.
The Transaction is uncategorised in terms of the SEM Listing Rules, the JSE Listings Requirements and the LSE Listing
Rules. Information contained in this announcement has been voluntarily disclosed by Grit.
The Transaction constitutes an undertaking in the ordinary course of business of Grit.
By Order of the Board
5 March 2019
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited
Bronwyn Corbett, Chief Executive Officer +230 269 7090
Darren Veenhuis, Head of Investor Relations +44 779 512 3402
Morne Reinders, Investor Relations +27 82 480 4541
Maitland/AMO – Communications Adviser
James Benjamin +44 20 7379 5151
Vikki Kosmalska Gritemail@example.com
finnCap Ltd – UK Financial Adviser
William Marle / Scott Mathieson / Matthew Radley (Corporate Finance) +44 20 7220 5000
Mark Whitfeld (Sales) +44 20 3772 4697
Monica Tepes (Research) +44 20 3772 4698
Perigeum Capital Ltd – SEM Authorised Representative and Sponsor
Shamin A. Sookia +230 402 0894
Kesaven Moothoosamy +230 402 0898
PSG Capital – JSE Sponsor and Corporate Adviser
David Tosi +27 21 887 9602
The Company’s LEI is: 21380084LCGHJRS8CN05
Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited is a leading pan-African real estate company focused on investing in and actively
managing a diversified portfolio of assets in carefully selected African countries (excluding South Africa). These high
quality assets are underpinned by predominantly US$ and Euro denominated long-term leases with a wide range of
blue-chip multi-national tenant covenants across a diverse range of robust property sectors.
The Company is committed to delivering strong and sustainable income for shareholders, with the potential for income
and capital growth. The Company is targeting an annual dividend yield in US$ of 8.0%+p.a and a net total shareholder
return inclusive of NAV growth of 12.0%+ p.a.*
The Company currently holds primary listings on both the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GR1T) and
on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: GTR), with a secondary listing on the Official Market of
the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd (SEM: DEL.N0000).
Further information on the Company is available at http://grit.group/
*These are targets only and not a profit forecast and there can be no assurance that they will be met.
Peter Todd+ (Chairman), Bronwyn Corbett (Chief Executive Officer)*, Leon van de Moortele (Chief Financial Officer)*,
Ian Macleod+, Matshepo More, Nomzamo Radebe, Catherine McIlraith+, David Love+, Sir Samuel Esson Jonah+ and
Bright Laaka (Permanent Alternate Director to Nomzano Radebe).
(* Executive Director) (+ independent Non-Executive Director)
Company secretary: Intercontinental Fund Services Limited
Registered address: c/o Intercontinental Fund Services Limited, Level 5, Alexander House, 35 Cybercity, Ebène
Transfer secretary (South Africa): Computershare Investor Services Proprietary Limited
Registrar and transfer agent (Mauritius): Intercontinental Secretarial Services Limited
JSE sponsor: PSG Capital Proprietary Limited
Sponsoring broker: Axys Stockbroking Limited
SEM authorised representative and sponsor: Perigeum Capital Ltd
This notice is issued pursuant to the JSE Listings Requirements, the LSE Listing Rules, SEM Listing Rule 11.3 and Rule
5(1) of the Securities (Disclosure Obligations of Reporting Issuers) Rules 2007. Board of the Company accepts full
responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained in this communiqué.
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