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Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE increases portfolio by more than 41,000 residential units

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28.02.2014 07:27

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Deutsche Annington increases portfolio by more than 41,000 residential

Deutsche Annington announces acquisition of around 11,500 residential units
managed by DeWAG, integration of around 30,000 residential units owned by
Vitus group and capital increases out of authorized capital

Bochum, 28 February 2014 - Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE ("Deutsche
Annington") today resolved on the acquisition of around 11,500 residential
units managed by DeWAG, on the integration of a combined portfolio owned by
Vitus group of around 30,000 residential units  and on capital increases
out of authorized capital.

Both transactions meet the acquisition criteria communicated by Deutsche
Annington and are FFO and NAV accretive.

In this context, Deutsche Annington has reached an agreement in principle
with certain shareholders of the Vitus group ("Vitus") with respect to the
integration of certain Vitus entities comprising around 30,000 residential
units into the Deutsche Annington group for a consideration of EUR 1.4 bn
(including the assumption of certain liabilities and the repayment of third
party debt). The agreement in principle is subject to certain conditions to
closing (including satisfactory fulfillment of existing arrangements with
financing parties) and contains rights of withdrawal for both parties in
the event that the parties will not agree on certain open matters. The
agreement in principle is also subject to the approval of cartel offices
and certain shareholders of Vitus. Completion of the transaction is planned
for the fourth quarter of 2014.

In addition, Deutsche Annington entered into a purchase agreement with
respect to the acquisition of a portfolio of around 11,500 residential
units managed by DeWAG. The purchase price for this portfolio amounts to
about EUR 970 million (including the assumption of liabilities). The
acquisition is subject to certain conditions to closing. Completion of the
acquisition is planned for the second quarter of 2014.

The combined portfolio of about 41,500 residential units comprises floor
area of more than 2.6 million sqm. Furthermore, the transactions increase
Deutsche Annington's presence in northern Germany with over 9,500
residential units in Bremen and about 9,250 residential units in Kiel. The
vacancy rate of the combined portfolio is below 4 %.

Deutsche Annington will finance the transactions with the assumption of
existing liabilities and a combination of equity and debt instruments. J.P.
Morgan has, subject to certain conditions, including final agreement on the
price and other terms of any such equity placement, committed to underwrite
the total amount of the equity Deutsche Annington intends to raise in the
context of the financing of the transactions.

The planned capital increases are as follows:

A capital increase against cash contributions out of the existing
authorized capital of up to 16 million new shares and excluding
subscription rights of the existing shareholders. Such capital increase
against cash contributions are, subject to market conditions, planned to be
consummated before the completion of the aforementioned transactions. The
new registered shares with no par value, each with a notional value of EUR
1.00, shall be offered to institutional investors by way of an accelerated

Furthermore, as part of the total compensation in connection with the Vitus
transaction, Deutsche Annington resolved on a capital increase out of the
existing authorized capital and against contribution in kind and excluding
subscription rights of existing shareholders. For this purpose, the stated
capital of Deutsche Annington shall be increased by around EUR 12 million.
The new shares will hold dividend entitlements as of 1 January 2014.

As part of the refinancing of existing liabilities with respect to the
portfolios, it is planned to issue a hybrid bond and make use of the
existing EMTN programs.

Deutsche Annington expects that, following the consummation of the
transactions, the net ratio of financial liabilities (LTV-Ratio) will, in
the mid-term, slightly increase from 50 % to around 51 %. Based on the
value of Deutsche Annington's portfolio as of 31 December 2013, the gross
asset value (GAV) is expected to increase to about EUR 12.8 bn following
the consummation of the transactions.


    Additional information:

    Stock exchange: Regulated Market (Prime Standard), Frankfurt Stock

    ISIN: DE000A1ML7J1

    WKN: A1ML7J

    Common Code : 094567408

    Registered office of Deutsche Annington: Vogelsanger Weg 80, 40472
    Dusseldorf, Germany

    Business address of Deutsche Annington: Philippstrasse 3, 44803 Bochum,



    Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE

    Thomas Eisenlohr

    Head of Investor Relations

    Telephone: +49(0)234-314-2384


    Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE

    Klaus Markus

    Head of Corporate Communications

    Telephone +49(0)234 314 - 1149

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Language:     English
Company:      Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE
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              40472 Düsseldorf
Phone:        +49 234 314 1761
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ISIN:         DE000A1ML7J1
WKN:          A1ML7J
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