DGAP-News: Aroundtown Property Holdings Plc. / Key word(s): Real Estate/AGM/EGM
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AROUNDTOWN REDOMICILES TO LUXEMBOURG
13 September 2017
Aroundtown S.A. ("Aroundtown") announces today that its shareholders have approved all resolutions at the extraordinary general meeting held on 13 September 2017, including the transfer of Aroundtown's registered office and principal place of business from Cyprus to Luxembourg and the continuation of Aroundtown as a société anonyme under Luxembourg law without dissolution and with full corporate and legal continuance. The transfer took place with immediate effect as of 13 September 2017. The registered name was changed to Aroundtown S.A. and the new ISIN code is LU1673108939.
Aroundtown further strengthened its board composition and nominated as of today the following additional new members of the Board of Directors:
1. Mr Frank Roseen, who was for many years the CEO of GE Capital & Real Estate for Germany/CEE. Holds an MBA degree.
2. Dr. Axel Froese, Independent Director. Previous positions include: Head of Asset Management at Cordea Savills GmbH and Head of European Real Estate of Bank of Scotland. Is an MRICS and holds a PhD.
3. Mr Markus Kreuter, Independent Director. Specialized in real estate through his 17 years of experience as National director at JLL, Head of German commercial real estate lending at Deutsche Bank, Group Head of Debt Funding at CA Immo. Holds degree in real estate economics.
Aroundtown believes that these changes will serve to further increase its transparency and strengthen its investor base. These changes will support Aroundtown's position as the largest publicly-listed commercial real estate company in Germany. Moreover, these changes are part of several steps taken by the management to enhance the visibility and tradability of Aroundtown's shares, including the listing of Aroundtown's shares in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Aroundtown's shares will be included in Germany's SDAX index effective 18 September 2017. Aroundtown has also applied to Euronext the request to delist from the unregulated Alternext market segment. The purpose of this is to consolidate the stock tradability on only one regulated venue, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, which will increase the speed of inclusion into the MDax and the EPRA indices.
In addition, on 6 September 2017, the European Public Real Estate Association ("EPRA") has acknowledged the Company's high transparency and EPRA best practice reporting by awarding Aroundtown with a Gold Award for its annual reporting, which is the highest standard award.
T: +352 285 7741
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY ANY SECURITIES.
THE SECURITIES MENTIONED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAVE NOT BEEN, AND WILL NOT BE, REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE SECURITIES ACT), AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES ABSENT REGISTRATION OR AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT. THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC OFFERING OF THE SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES.
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IN MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (EEA), THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND ANY OFFER IF MADE SUBSEQUENTLY IS DIRECTED ONLY AT PERSONS WHO ARE "QUALIFIED INVESTORS" WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 2(1)(E) OF DIRECTIVE 2003/71/EC, AS AMENDED (THE PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE) (QUALIFIED INVESTORS). ANY PERSON IN THE EEA WHO ACQUIRES THE SECURITIES IN ANY OFFER (AN INVESTOR) OR TO WHOM ANY OFFER OF THE SECURITIES IS MADE WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE REPRESENTED AND AGREED THAT IT IS A QUALIFIED INVESTOR. ANY INVESTOR WILL ALSO BE DEEMED TO HAVE REPRESENTED AND AGREED THAT ANY SECURITIES ACQUIRED BY IT IN THE OFFER HAVE NOT BEEN ACQUIRED ON BEHALF OF PERSONS IN THE EEA OTHER THAN QUALIFIED INVESTORS, NOR HAVE THE SECURITIES BEEN ACQUIRED WITH A VIEW TO THEIR OFFER OR RESALE IN THE EEA TO PERSONS WHERE THIS WOULD RESULT IN A REQUIREMENT FOR PUBLICATION BY AROUNDTOWN SA OR ANY OF THE MANAGERS OF A PROSPECTUS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 3 OF THE PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY CONTAIN PROJECTIONS OR ESTIMATES RELATING TO PLANS AND OBJECTIVES RELATING TO OUR FUTURE OPERATIONS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, FUTURE FINANCIAL RESULTS, OR ASSUMPTIONS UNDERLYING OR RELATING TO ANY SUCH STATEMENTS, EACH OF WHICH CONSTITUTES A FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT SUBJECT TO RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES, MANY OF WHICH ARE BEYOND THE CONTROL OF AROUNDTOWN SA ACTUAL RESULTS COULD DIFFER MATERIALLY, DEPENDING ON A NUMBER OF FACTORS.
|Company:||Aroundtown Property Holdings Plc.|
|Artemidos & Nikou Dimitriou, 54 B|
|Phone:||+357 2420 1312|
|ISIN:||CY0105562116, XS1508392625, XS1227093611, XS1336607715, XS1403685636, XS1449707055, XS1532877757, XS1540071724, XS1586386739, XS1649193403, XS1634523754|
|WKN:||A14QGA, A1871P, A1Z07A, A18V71, A180VY, A1839S, A1899S, A19A2V|
|Listed:||Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Stuttgart; Dublin, Paris|
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