Schroders ImmoPLUS plans to acquire two attractive real estate investments for about CHF 450 million.

Schroder Investment Management (Switzerland) AG, Zürich, as fund manager (the «Fund Manager») announces today, that it is considering a capital increase for Schroder ImmoPLUS (the «Fund») to strengthen the equity base by up to CHF 185 million. The distribution for the 2018/2019 financial year will therefore be brought forward to 11 December 2019 (payment date), which will result in a clear separation of these two steps.

The issue proceeds of the capital increase together with an increase in debt capital will be used for the growth of the existing portfolio through acquisitions. Accordingly, the Fund Manager plans to acquire two attractive commercial properties in Geneva and north-western Switzerland before the end of this year, which will offer investors secure long-term income from well-known tenants with strong credit ratings. Both investments with a total value of around CHF 450 million are located in attractive and well-developed locations for their respective uses. One office property is centrally located in the city centre of Geneva and has an average lease term of 7.8 years, while the second property is a research centre in north-western Switzerland with a fixed lease term of 30 years. Through these two acquisitions, the portfolio will be further strengthened and the risk/return profile will be further improved, whereas no dilution for investors is assumed.

In order to provide investors with all options (including reinvestment) with regard to the contemplated capital increase, the Fund Manager has decided to bring forward the distribution for the 2018/2019 financial year originally planned for 20 December 2019. The payment will therefore now take place on 11 December 2019. Based on the further quality improvement of the portfolio resulting from the new investments, a moderate increase in the pay-out ratio to 80-85% of the profit generated is targeted from the current financial year onwards.

More detailed information on the planned capital increase and the investment opportunity will be published promptly.

Schroder Real Estate

Schroder ImmoPLUS was launched in September 1997 and invests in real estate in attractive and well- developed locations throughout Switzerland. Preference is given to investments in profitable commercial properties in economically prosperous regions. The investment objective is to generate attractive long-term returns for investors.

As a global, active asset manager, Schroders has managed a wide range of pan-European real estate products since 1971 and currently manages real estate assets (AuM) of around CHF 20 billion. More than 200 employees in six locations in Europe invest directly and indirectly and offer regionally and sectorally diversified funds with different risk-return profiles. In Switzerland, Schroders manages assets totalling around CHF 3 billion with its "Schroder ImmoPLUS" fund and the investment group of the Zurich Investment Foundation "Immobilien Europa Direkt". (Source: Schroders as at November 2019)

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Further Information:
https://www.schroders.com/en/ch/asset-management/about-schroders2/press-releases/

Roger Hennig, Head Real Estate Switzerland,
roger.hennig@schroders.com Tel. +41 (0) 44 250 12 91
Alice West, Senior Corporate Communications Manager Switzerland,
alice.west@schroders.com Tel. +41 (0) 44 250 12 26

 

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