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Wereldhave offers to acquire €850M portfolio of six non-core shopping centres located in France from Unibail-Rodamco

Paris, Amsterdam, 2014-10-20— /EPR Retail News/ — Unibail-Rodamco and Wereldhave have entered today into an agreement pursuant to which Wereldhave offers to acquire a portfolio of six non-core shopping centres located in France, including:

Shopping Centre City/Region Complex

GLA (m²)



consolidated GLA (m²)

Number of visits

in 2013 (Mn)


Rivétoile Strasbourg 28,400 28,400 5.8
Docks 76 Rouen 37,600 37,600 4.0
Saint Sever Rouen 45,400 34,400 9.8
Meriadeck¹-Passages Meriadeck Bordeaux 39,500 32,400 12.7


Côté Seine Paris region 28,900 16,200 5.8
Docks Vauban Le Havre 53,500 53,500 5.4

The total consideration² of the proposed transaction amounts to €850 Mn, representing a net initial yield³ of 5.5% and an average value per m² of €4,200/m².

Further to this agreement, Unibail-Rodamco has granted Wereldhave an exclusivity period ending on November 10, 2014, during which Unibail-Rodamco’s work council will be consulted. The signing of the final and binding documentation is expected to occur in November 2014.

Closing of the transaction is expected to occur before year end 2014 and is subject to customary conditions precedent, including regulatory approvals and Wereldhave’s shareholders approval.

“Unibail-Rodamco is pleased to have reached an agreement with Wereldhave, a party which, as a specialist in mid-sized shopping centres, will be able to manage these malls to their full potential. This transaction, part of the disposal programme of retail assets announced in February this year, will allow the Group to continue to sharpen its focus on large regional shopping centres.” Christophe Cuvillier, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board

¹ Meriadeck owned at 61% and fully consolidated (conso. GLA shown at 100%). Passages Meriadeck owned at 100%
² Asset values at 100%, including transfer taxes and transaction costs. Final consideration subject to the establishment of the completion accounts
³ Annualised portfolio contracted rent (including latest indexation and including a one-year rental guarantee) net of expenses, divided by the asset values

For further information, please contact:
Investor Relations
Pierre-Marie Battesti
+33 1 76 77 56 97
Media Relations
Pauline Duclos-Lenoir
+33 1 76 77 57 94

About Unibail-Rodamco
Created in 1968, Unibail-Rodamco SE is Europe’s largest listed commercial property company, with a presence in 12 EU countries, and a portfolio of assets valued at €33.6 billion as of June 30, 2014. As an integrated operator, investor and developer, the Group covers the whole of the real estate value creation chain. With the support of its 1,550 professionals, Unibail-Rodamco applies those skills to highly specialised market segments such as large shopping centres in major European cities and large offices and convention & exhibition centres in the Paris region.

The Group distinguishes itself through its focus on the highest architectural, city planning and environmental standards. Its long term approach and sustainable vision focuses on the development or redevelopment of outstanding places to shop, work and relax. Its commitment to environmental,
economic and social sustainability has been recognised by inclusion in the DJSI (World and Europe), FTSE4Good and STOXX Global ESG Leaders indexes.

The Group is a member of the CAC 40, AEX 25 and EuroSTOXX 50 indices. It benefits from an A rating from Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings.

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