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Vonovia hedges interest rate risks and guarantees synergy effects

Bochum, October 8, 2015. This week, Vonovia SE hedged existing interest rate risks resulting from the merger with GAGFAH. The transaction volume initially amounts to € 2.7 billion. With the transactions completed, Vonovia has already been able to secure more than 80 % of the expected financial synergies and reduces the average financing costs to approximately 2.3 % from 2017.

Klaus Markus
Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +49 234 314 1149



Thomas Eisenlohr
Head of Investor Relations
Phone: + 49 234 314 2384



About Vonovia
Vonovia SE is Germany’s leading residential real estate company. Vonovia currently owns and manages some 370,000 residential units in attractive cities and regions throughout Germany. As a modern service company, Vonovia focuses on customer orientation and tenant satisfaction. Offering tenants affordable, attractive and livable homes is a prerequisite for the company’s continued successful development.

Vonovia’s residential units are located in adjoining settlements at approximately 700 locations in Germany. At all of these locations, the tenants’ concerns are addressed by caretakers and the company’s own maintenance organization. This intimacy with our customers guarantees needs-based, rapid and reliable service.

Vonovia makes long-term investments in the maintenance, modernization and age-appropriate conversion of its properties. The company also teams up with others at the local level to support social and cultural projects that enrich community life.

The company, which is based in Bochum, has been listed on the stock exchange since 2013. Vonovia has a workforce of approximately 5,900 employees.


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