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Grand City Properties S.A. (IRSH) Grand City Properties S.A. announces Q1 2018 results with strong start of the year 18-May-2018 / 07:01 CET/CEST Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement, transmitted by EQS Group. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. *NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO OR TO ANY PERSON LOCATED OR RESIDENT IN THE UNITED STATES, ITS TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS (INCLUDING PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, GUAM, AMERICAN SAMOA, WAKE ISLAND AND THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS), ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (THE 'UNITED STATES') OR IN OR INTO OR TO ANY PERSON RESIDENT OR LOCATED IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO PUBLISH OR DISTRIBUTE THIS DOCUMENT.* *GRAND CITY PROPERTIES S.A. ANNOUNCES Q1 2018 RESULTS WITH STRONG START OF THE YEAR* *- Rental and operating income grew to EUR132 million by 12%, up from EUR118 million YOY* *- Adjusted EBITDA of EUR68 million, up 14% YOY from EUR60 million in Q1 2017* *- FFO I increased to EUR49 million, reflecting a growth of 18% YOY* *- FFO I per share increased 11% YOY to EUR0.30 equal to EUR1.20 on an annualized level, reflecting a yield of 5.9%. FFO I after perpetual notes attribution of EUR0.26, up 13% YOY* *- Net profit increased 43% YOY to EUR132 million; EPS (basic) grew 39% YOY to EUR0.71* *- EPRA NAV of EUR3.5 billion, increased by 4% from year-end 2017 to EUR21.0 per share, up from EUR20.2 per share* *- EPRA NAV incl. perpetual notes of EUR4.1 billion, increased by 3% from year-end 2017, reflecting EUR25.0 per share; EUR27.2 per share pro forma including April 2018 perpetual notes issuance * *- Equity of EUR4.0 billion, increased 3% since year-end 2017; equity ratio at 48%* *- Low LTV of 37% reflects conservative capital structure and strong credit metrics with high ICR of 5.9x in Q1 2018, long debt duration of 8.3 years and high unencumbered ratio of 64% (EUR4.3 billion)* *- Like-for-like net rents grew by 3% as of March 2018, capturing the strong reversionary potential with 2.5% from in-place rents growth and 0.5% from occupancy growth* *- Guidance for 2018 confirmed* *Luxembourg, May 18, 2018* - Grand City Properties S.A. ('*GCP*' or the '*Company*') has made a successful start to the year with a 14% increase in FFO I to EUR49 million (EUR0.30 per share), translating into an annualized FFO I of EUR198 million (EUR1.20 per share), well on track to reach the FY 2018 guidance of EUR196 - EUR201 million driven by strong operational performance that results in further value creation and EPRA NAV growth. *Sound dedication to sustainability* In April 2018, GCP published its first sustainability report, demonstrating the Company's commitment to sustainability by presenting to investors, business partners, employees and other stakeholders its activities and achievements and to embed the high ESG criteria of the Company. GCP's ambitious ESG initiatives and high standards have been recognized by EPRA in 2017 with the EPRA BPR Gold and Most Improved Company awards, sBPR Gold and Most Improved Company awards, 1st place for Outstanding Contribution to Society as well as being ranked by Sustainalytics in the 91st percentile and as Outperformer among over 300 real estate companies globally. Christian Windfuhr, CEO of Grand City Properties: 'We are very pleased with our strong kick-off for the year 2018. Building on our remarkable achievements in previous years, we continue on the right path towards unfolding the full potential of our portfolio and confidently meeting our 2018 guidance.' The financial statements for Q1 2018 are available on the Company's website: grandcityproperties.com/en/downloads.html  *About the Company* The Company is a specialist in residential real estate, value-add opportunities in densely populated areas in Germany. The Company's strategy is to improve its properties through targeted modernization and intensive tenant management, and then create value by subsequently raising occupancy and rental levels. Further information: www.grandcityproperties.com Grand City Properties S.A. (ISIN: LU0775917882) is a public limited liability company (_société anonyme_) incorporated under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, having its registered office at 1, Avenue du Bois, L-1251 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and being registered with the Luxembourg trade and companies register (_Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés Luxembourg_) under number B 165 560. The shares of the Company are listed on the Prime Standard segment of Frankfurt Stock Exchange. *Contact: * Grand City Properties S.A. 1, Avenue du Bois L-1251 Luxemburg T: +352 28 77 87 86 E: email@example.com www.grandcityproperties.com *Press Contact: * Katrin Petersen Grand City Properties S.A. T: +49 (30) 374-381 5218 E: firstname.lastname@example.org *Disclaimer:* 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 THE COMPANY 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 GRAND CITY PROPERTIES S.A. ACTUAL RESULTS COULD DIFFER MATERIALLY, DEPENDING ON A NUMBER OF FACTORS. ISIN: LU0775917882, XS1130507053, XS1191320297, XS1220083551, XS1491364953, XS1373990834, XS1654229373 Category Code: MSCL TIDM: IRSH LEI Code: 5299002QLUYKK2WBMB18 Sequence No.: 5559 EQS News ID: 687485 End of Announcement EQS News Service 1: http://public-cockpit.eqs.com/cgi-bin/fncls.ssp?fn=redirect&url=3433a8e0f277b6286b784825b75d188b&application_id=687485&site_id=vwd&application_name=news
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