Capital Increase of DIC Asset AG Successfully Completed
DIC Asset AG / Key word(s): Capital Increase
28.11.2013 / 11:58
Frankfurt am Main, 28 November 2013.
Capital Increase of DIC Asset AG Successfully Completed
– Gross issuance proceeds of approx. EUR 100 million
– Subscription rate of 98.95 percent
– Höller: ‘Investors are showing their faith in the corporate strategy.’
DIC Asset AG (WKN A1X3XX / ISIN DE000A1X3XX4) successfully completed its capital increase. 98.95 percent of the subscription rights were exercised by the holders of such rights, who subscribed for 16,450,729 new shares at a subscription price of EUR 6.00 per new share. The 202,203 remaining new shares not subscribed on the basis of the subscription offer were sold.
The Company’s share capital increased by 16,652,932 new shares within the framework of the cash capital increase generating gross issue proceeds of approx. EUR 100 million for the Company. Another 6,206,068 shares were issued against contribution in kind for the purpose acquiring and integrating the ‘UNITE’ portfolio. The issuance of 22,859,000 new shares increases the Company’s share capital to EUR 68,577,747. The new shares are scheduled to be included in the existing quotation of DIC Asset AG at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on 29 November 2013. The issue proceeds of the cash capital increase will mainly be used to optimise the financing structure of the ‘UNITE’ portfolio, which was acquired via the capital increase against contribution in kind, and for general corporate purposes.
The integration and acquisition of the ‘UNITE’ portfolio with an aggregate portfolio market value of EUR 481 million will enable the Company to further reduce its leverage level in the coming years, mainly through property disposals, without falling short of a minimum portfolio size that is viable from a capital and real estate market perspective. The acquisition of the ‘UNITE’ portfolio will increase the volume of direct holdings of DIC Asset AG (‘Commercial Portfolio’) up to around EUR 2.3 billion. DIC Asset AG thus pursues its strategic course of positioning itself as a direct commercial real estate holder whilst reducing its joint-venture exposure. At the same time, the transaction helps the Company to streamline its corporate structures. As part of its strategic road map, the Company plans to gradually reduce its leverage to a loan-to value (LTV) ratio of below 60 per cent by 2016. This will primarily be facilitated by property sales projected to amount to approx. EUR 450 million from the entire Commercial Portfolio of DIC Asset AG, by recurring portfolio income, and the continued growth of the fund business, by the results of project developments realised, and the repayment of existing shareholder loans to a large extent.
Deutsche Immobilien Chancen Group as largest shareholder of DIC Asset AG participated in the cash capital increase via a so-called ‘opération blanche’ and continues to hold a share of some 33 percent in the Company post transaction. Deutsche Immobilien Chancen Group intends to retain its stake in the Company as a strategic long-term equity investment.
In their role as joint bookrunners, Bankhaus Lampe KG and Commerzbank AG agreed vis-à-vis DIC Asset AG to acquire the new shares from the cash capital increase at a subscription price of EUR 6.00, offer the shares to the existing shareholders for subscription, and to sell non-subscribed shares.
Ulrich Höller, CEO of DIC Asset AG: ‘The successful completion of the capital increase highlights the faith that our shareholders put in the proven business model as well as in our strategic course for the coming years, which we aim to implement consistently.’
About DIC Asset AG:
Established in 2002, DIC Asset AG, with registered offices in Frankfurt am Main, is a real estate company with a dedicated investment focus on commercial real estate in Germany, pursuing a return oriented investment policy. The Company currently has a total of around 250 real property assets worth approximately EUR 3.2 billion under management. The investment strategy of DIC Asset AG aims at the continuous development of a quality-driven, high-yield, and regionally diversified portfolio. The portfolio is divided into two segments: the ‘Commercial Portfolio’ (EUR 1.8 billion) comprises existing properties with long-term rental contracts generating attractive rental yields. The ‘Co-Investment’ segment (EUR 0.3 billion pro rata) pools fund investments, joint venture investments, and investments in project developments. Own real estate management teams provide a direct service to tenants through six branch offices located at the regional hubs within the portfolio. This kind of market presence and expertise creates the basis for preserving and enhancing our earnings and real estate values. DIC Asset AG has been included in the SDAX(R) segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since June 2006. The Company’s shares are also included in the EPRA index, which tracks the performance of the most important European real estate companies.
This publication is intended exclusively for information purposes, and constitutes neither a sales offer nor an offer to buy or subscribe securities. The offer was made exclusively through, and on the basis of, the securities prospectus approved by the German Supervisory Authority for Financial Services (BaFin) on 13 November 2013. Only the securities prospectus contains the investor information required under applicable statutory provisions. The securities prospectus has been published on the Internet on the homepage of the issuer (www.dic-asset.de).
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|Company:||DIC Asset AG|
|Eschersheimer Landstr. 223|
|Phone:||+49 69 9454858-86|
|Fax:||+49 69 9454858-99|
|ISIN:||DE000A1X3XX4, DE000A1KQ1N3, DE000A1TNJ22|
|WKN:||A1X3XX, A1KQ1N, A1TNJ2|
|Listed:||Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart|
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