Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE satisfies 70% of 2013 amortisation targets

Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE satisfies 70% of 2013 amortisation targets

  • Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE signs credit agreement with several financing partners totaling EUR 785 million
  • Berlin Hyp granting largest loan of EUR 656.6 million
  • GRAND: credit agreements satisfy more than 70% of the amortisation target for 2013
  • Berlin Hyp provides strong commitment to DAIG
  • Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE opens up alternative financing markets

Bochum, 17 January 2013. Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE (DAIG) has signed financing with Berlin Hyp, amounting to a maximum of EUR 656.6 million and a further EUR 130 million from other financing sources for the partial repayment of the GRAND-CMBS.

The use of the proceeds of these financings are partial repayment of the GRAND-CMBS and aggregate to about EURO 715 million or 71.5% of the first twelve month target. As in previous years, DAIG also anticipates a substantial repayment amount to be generated for GRAND from sales of property during 2013.

DAIG was bought by Terra Firma in 2001. DAIG lets and manages more than 210,000 apartments and is the largest privately owned residential landlord in Germany. This agreement follows the successful refinancing of DAIG which was the largest real estate financing in Europe in 2012.

Berlin Hyp plans to offer participation in the form of a promissory note bond (“real estate promissory note bond”) to affiliated Sparkassen member institutes. The financing volume is secured against over 27.000 residential units at 100 individual locations in the Ruhr industrial area, as well as in the metropolitan areas of Cologne, Munich and Augsburg.
Jan Bettink, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Berlin Hyp, says: “The scale and financing structure made the refinancing a very complex issue for all those involved. However, a high level of professionalism and a constructive approach from all the involved parties made the conclusion of the refinancing possible.”
In addition, DAIG has also signed two further loan agreements with other financing partners of EUR 130 million. These transactions open alternative financing sources, away from traditional lending institutions, for DAIG´s refinancing objectives.
“We would like to express our thanks for the constructive approach of Berlin Hyp and our other finance partners. These agreements will reinforce the financial strength of DAIG and confirm the support of the capital markets for the company,” says Dr. A. Stefan Kirsten, CFO of DAIG. He underlines: “These transactions confirm our confidence in achieving our agreed amortization targets for GRAND.”

About the GRAND CMBS
Launched in 2006, the GRAND CMBS was the largest European CMBS transaction with an original volume of EUR 5.4bn.  Following successful negotiation with the noteholders, the maturity was extended in December 2012, from July 2013 to July 2018, which includes annual amortisation targets. From amortisation payments from continuing operations and these partial refinancings, GRAND debt is expected to be reduced by the end of January 2013 to EUR 3.8 billion.  
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Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE:
Frank Jungbluth         
Head of corporate communications
Phone +49 234 314 - 1149
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Berlin Hyp:
Nicole Hanke
Head of corporate communications
Phone: +49 30 25 99 9123
Fax:        +49 30 25 99 9127
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