Jean-Marc Jestin appointed to the role of Chairman of the Executive Board, Klépierre

Paris, 2016-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Supervisory Board, as part of its succession plan for Klépierre management, held a meeting on November 7, 2016 and unanimously decided to promote Jean-Marc Jestin, current member of the Executive Board, to the role of Chairman of the Executive Board, with effect from the date hereof, thus replacing Laurent Morel. The transition is part of the Supervisory Board’s succession plan that included Jean-Marc Jestin’s appointment as Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Board of Klépierre in 2012.

“This is the right time for Jean-Marc Jestin to become Klépierre’s next Chairman of the Executive Board. We have selected a highly qualified leader at a time when Klépierre is in a very strong financial and operational position,” said Mr. David Simon, Chairman of the Klépierre Supervisory Board.

“Since joining Klépierre in 2012, Jean-Marc has been an outstanding Chief Operating Officer,” Mr. Simon continued. “He has an in-depth knowledge of the organization and his tenure has yielded excellent operating improvements and financial results across the company, including being instrumental in leading the highly successful acquisition and integration of Corio. His leadership, combined with his vision and energy, will help set the tone for the future of Klépierre. The entire Supervisory Board is pleased that its succession planning has produced an executive of Jean-Marc’s caliber who is ready to be the company’s Chairman of the Executive Board and lead the implementation of our going-forward strategies.”

The Supervisory Board wishes to thank Laurent Morel for his role in the development and growth of Klépierre, making it today one of the leaders of the industry in Continental Europe. “He has been a trusted and valued leader of Klépierre, and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Mr. Simon.

“After these very active and transformational years for Klépierre, I am extremely proud of the company’s achievements and I am sure it will be in good hands to continue on its successful track,” said Laurent Morel.

“I am excited and honored to become Chairman of the Executive Board,” said Jean-Marc Jestin. “We have an incredibly talented management team and we will continue to be laser-focused on maximizing opportunities for the company and delivering high quality shopping experience for our customers and tenants as well as robust and sustainable financial performances for the benefit of our shareholders.”

The Group will continue to be under the management of an Executive Board, which will now be composed of Jean-Marc Jestin and Jean-Michel Gault, Deputy CEO.

ABOUT KLÉPIERRE

A leading pure play shopping center property company in Europe, Klépierre combines development, rental, property and asset management skills. The company’s portfolio is valued at EUR 22.6 billion at June 30, 2016 and comprises large shopping centers in 16 countries in Continental Europe which altogether welcome 1.2 billion visitors per year. Klépierre holds a controlling stake in Steen & Strøm (56.1%), Scandinavia’s number one shopping center owner and manager. Klépierre is a French REIT (SIIC) listed on Euronext Paris and included in the CAC 40, EPRA Euro Zone and GPR 250 indexes. It is also included in ethical indexes, such as DJSI World and Europe, FTSE4Good, STOXX® Global ESG Leaders, Euronext Vigeo France 20 and World 120, and Euronext Low Carbon 100 Europe, and is ranked as a Green Star by GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark). These distinctions underscore the Group’s commitment to a proactive sustainable development policy. For more information, visit our website: www.klepierre.com

AGENDA:

February 6, 2017 Full year earnings (press release after market close)

INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACTS:

Julien GOUBAULT
+ 33 (0)1 40 67 51 85
julien.goubault@klepierre.com

Vanessa FRICANO
+ 33 (0)1 40 67 52 24
vanessa.fricano@klepierre.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Lorie LICHTLEN
Burson-Marsteller i&e
+33 (0)1 56 03 13 01
lorie.lichtlen@bm.com

Camille PETIT
Burson-Marsteller i&e
+33 (0)1 56 03 12 98
camille.petit@bm.com

This press release is available on Klépierre’s website: www.klepierre.com

Source: Klépierre

Klépierre and Steen & Strom again awarded the “Green Star” rating by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark

Paris, 2016-Sep-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The sustainable development performances of Klépierre and Steen & Strom have once again attracted recognition from the three main sector indexes and rankings: the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) 1 , RobecoSAM2 and EPRA3 .

Klépierre and Steen & Strom have once again been awarded the “Green Star” rating by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) and are ranked in the Top 10 out of 730 participants globally.

With a 91/100 score, Klépierre now ranks second among listed companies in the retail sector worldwide (out of 36 participants) and moves up four places for all industries to rank 10th globally. Among unlisted companies, Steen & Strom – Klépierre’s 56.1%-owned subsidiary – is now the world’s topranked company with a 92/100 score. Steen & Strom moved up 19 notches in the all-industries ranking to sixth place worldwide.

Klépierre also improved in RobeccoSAM’s DJSI indexes. With a score of 83/100, Klépierre is once again included in the World and Europe indexes.

Klépierre was notably considered by RobecoSAM to be the most efficient company in the world (out of 170 real estate companies), based on its environmental initiatives.

Lastly, Klépierre received an EPRA Sustainability “Gold Award” for the fifth year in a row. This award recognizes the company’s best-practices methodology and disclosure in terms of extra-financial reporting for the listed real estate sector.

Jean-Marc Jestin, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Klépierre, declared: “These latest ratings recognize the efficiency of Klépierre’s Good Choices® strategy, initiated in 2013 and based on seeking continuous improvement in operational excellence in the management of our 22.6 billion euros shopping center portfolio spanning 16 European countries. These awards also attest to the effectiveness of the tangible measures implemented by Klépierre in recent years, as well as to the strong involvement of the top management team and all employees on a daily basis.”

ABOUT KLÉPIERRE
A leading shopping center property company in Europe, Klépierre combines development, rental, property, and asset management skills. The company’s portfolio is valued at 22.6 billion euros at June 30, 2016 and comprises large shopping centers in 16 countries in Continental Europe. Klépierre holds a controlling (56.1%) stake in Steen & Strøm, Scandinavia’s number one shopping center owner and manager. Klépierre’s largest shareholders are Simon Property Group (20.3%), world leader in the shopping center industry, and APG (13.1%), a Netherlands-based pension fund firm. Klépierre is a French REIT (SIIC) listed on Euronext ParisTM and Euronext Amsterdam. Klépierre is included in the CAC 40, EPRA Euro Zone and GPR 250 indexes. It is also included in ethical indexes, such as DJSI World and Europe, Euronext Vigeo France 20 and World 120, and Euronext Low Carbon 100 Europe, and is ranked as a Green Star by GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark). These distinctions underscore Klépierre’s commitment to a proactive sustainable development policy. For more information: www.klepierre.com

AGENDA: October 26, 2016 third quarter 2016 revenues (press release after market close)

INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACTS:
Vanessa FRICANO
+ 33 (0)1 40 67 52 24
vanessa.fricano@klepierre.com

Julien ROUCH
+33 (0)1 40 67 53 08
julien.rouch@klepierre.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Lorie LICHTLEN
Burson-Marsteller i&e
+33 (0)1 56 03 13 01
lorie.lichtlen@bm.com

Camille PETIT
Burson-Marsteller i&e
+33 (0)1 56 03 12 98
camille.petit@bm.com

This press release is available on Klépierre’s website: www.klepierre.com

Source: Klépierre

Klépierre in partnership with Microsoft launches its start-up challenge KlépierreID at Viva Technology in Paris, June 30- July 2, 2016

The European commercial real estate specialist launches KlépierreID to source the start-ups that will transform retail tomorrow.

http://www.vivatechnologyparis.com/challenges/602 Paris, Porte de Versailles, June 30- July 2, 2016

PARIS, 2016-Jun-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — “We are strong believers in the idea that the best way to face the strategic challenges generated by our fast moving retail environment, is to use a test & learn approach, identifying the start-ups that will enable us to accelerate our digital transformation. This is how we will generate more value for the retailers present in our shopping centers,” declares Jean-Marc Jestin, Chief Operating Officer for the Klépierre group.

KlépierreID will launch a first challenge,” Let’s Play with mobile shoppers”, to the 5000 start-ups present at Viva Technology global event, with 3 objectives:

  • Enrich and simplify the shopping experience with new phygital servicesin Klépierre malls
  • Collect, connect, and activate all available data in shopping centers to create more value for retailers at Klépierre, while respecting the confidentiality wanted by our clients
  • Develop drive to store solutions

For this first step into the world of mobile technology, Klépierre is launching its start-up challenge with a major global partner, Microsoft, in order to select and support the winning start-ups in the development of their solutions.

“For ten years, Microsoft France has been creating and supporting specific programs dedicated to start-ups – talent detection, coaching and business acceleration, technological & international support– by facilitating business collaborations with the 5,000 start-ups currently supported with our key accounts. We are very glad to be associated with the first KlépierreID challenge at Viva Technology Paris, which will allow the three finalists to benefit from our support,” explains Nicolas Gaume, Director of the eXperiences division of Microsoft France.

The three finalist start-ups will benefit from:

  • Pilot tests in Klépierre centers. The group will introduce them to major retailers and brands in Europe, and will put in place a specific BtoB communication program.
  • Six months of personalized coaching via “the Pépinière” Microsoft Azure program dedicated to mobile & cloud apps (for start-ups using Microsoft Azure as their main Cloud technology). In connection with this program, they will have access to a dedicated contact at Microsoft France, technical resources (documentation, online training, equipment loans), as well as technological and business coaching. In addition, the winning start-up will receive 20 000€.

Start-ups can sign up for the challenge directly by clicking on this link: http://www.vivatechnologyparis.com/challenges/602

The Jury for the challenge includes executives from Klépierre top management; Anthony Virapin, Startup GoTo-Market Lead – Microsoft France; Sébastien Imbert, Chief Digital Marketing Officer – Microsoft France; Jérôme Léger, VP for the Mobile Marketing Association France; and Frédéric Roy, Editor in chief of the magazine CB News.

About Klépierre
A leading shopping center property company in Europe, Klépierre combines development, rental, property, and asset management skills. Its portfolio is valued at 22.1 billion euros on December 31, 2015. It comprises large shopping centers in 16 countries of Continental Europe. Klépierre holds a controlling stake in Steen & Strøm (56.1%), Scandinavia’s number one shopping center owner and manager.

Klépierre’s largest shareholders are Simon Property Group (20.3%), world leader in the shopping center industry and APG (13.1%), a Netherlands-based pension fund firm. Klépierre is a French REIT (SIIC) listed on Euronext ParisTM and Euronext Amsterdam included the CAC 40, EPRA Euro Zone and the GPR 250 indexes. Klépierre is also included in several ethical indexes – DJSI World and Europe, Euronext Vigeo France 20 and World 120, Euronext Low Carbon 100 Europe – and is also ranked as a Green Star by GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark). These distinctions mark the Group’s commitment to a voluntary sustainable development policy.

For more information, visit our website: www.klepierre.com

Media contact:
Pepper Menthe Communication Samira Chakkaf Andalouci /samira@peppermenthe.com 07 86 111 452 Sophie Lozach / sophie@peppermenthe.com / 06 63 17 36 43

Klépierre: NYX to open store in e Nový Smíchov shopping center in Czech Republic

  • Klépierre has just signed a lease with NYX, a makeup retailer acquired by L’Oréal in 2015. The first store, located in the Nový Smíchov shopping center in Czech Republic, will open in May.

Paris, 2016-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — A European specialist in shopping centers, Klépierre supports the growth of the best brands and retailers, as most recently illustrated with NYX. The trendy and connected makeup brand which, buoyed by its success, is now opening shops via the Klépierre shopping center platform in order to deploy across Europe and conquer new territories while getting closer to its customers.

The first NYX stores in Czech Republic will open the doors to its 65sq.m. GLA store next month at Novy Smíchov. “NYX is creating a buzz and is a young brand with fast growth ambitions. Klépierre offers unique locations that will allow it to develop quickly and in the right places. With its feminine and dynamic clientele, the Nový Smíchov center is a promising location for this first cooperation. Other stores are planned, including one at Campania, north of Naples, covering 88 sq.m. in early May.” said Jean-Marc Jestin, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Klépierre Executive Board.

These signings are part of the ambitious and active retail mix strategy implemented by the Group to attract the best brands and identify new high potential retail brands. With centers in areas of high population growth, Klépierre offers retailers the resources needed to accelerate European development.

NYX – professional quality at affordable prices Appreciated for its affordable prices and its 1,500 professional quality products, NYX Professional Makeup has already established itself in the United States as a key player in the cosmetics segment. With more than 6.5 million followers on Instagram, the brand has built its success in the very promising connected consumer market. Today, NYX Professional Makeup intends to deploy its palettes and colors in new geographies and attract “beauty junkies” across Europe. NYX Professional Makeup was elected in 2015 Brand of the Year at the Women’s Wear Daily Beauty Inc. Awards.*

1 st location in Central Europe, in the Nový Smíchov center in Prague With its 169 stores located in the heart of the city and its 20 million annual visitors, Nový Smíchov is the leading center of the Czech capital and the most popular with people of Prague. The remarkable results in 2015 and the recent renovation naturally enhance the center’s appeal and attract new retailers.

* This honor (2015 Brand of the Year at the Women’s Wear Daily Beauty Inc. Awards), awarded on December 10 in New York City by WWD, an American monthly fashion magazine, recognizes NYX in the mass market category for its consistent success on social media and its expansion into traditional distribution channels.

ABOUT KLEPIERRE
A leading shopping center property company in Europe, Klépierre combines development, rental, property, and asset management skills. Its portfolio is valued at 22.1 billion euros on December 31, 2015. It comprises large shopping centers in 16 countries of Continental Europe. Klépierre holds a controlling stake in Steen & Strøm (56.1%), Scandinavia’s number one shopping center owner and manager. Klépierre’s largest shareholders are Simon Property Group (20.3%), world leader in the shopping center industry and APG (13.1%), a Netherlands-based pension fund firm. Klépierre is a French REIT (SIIC) listed on Euronext ParisTM and Euronext Amsterdam included the CAC 40, EPRA Euro Zone and the GPR 250 indexes. Klépierre is also included in several ethical indexes – DJSI World and Europe, Euronext Vigeo France 20 and World 120, Euronext Low Carbon 100 Europe – and is also ranked as a Green Star by GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark). These distinctions mark the Group’s commitment to a voluntary sustainable development policy. For more information, visit our website: www.klepierre.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:

L’Agence Marie-Antoinette Delphine Sacleux – Julie Haget – 01 55 04 86 40 – klepierre@marie-antoinette.fr