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WKN: A2DRWD ISIN: GB00BD2ZT390 Ticker-Symbol: 6P9 
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Global Ports Holding PLC: Trading Statement for the three months to 31 March 2021

DJ Trading Statement for the three months to 31 March 2021

Global Ports Holding PLC (GPH) 
Trading Statement for the three months to 31 March 2021 
09-Jun-2021 / 07:03 GMT/BST 
Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement that contains inside information according to REGULATION (EU) No 596/2014 
(MAR), transmitted by EQS Group. 
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. 
Global Ports Holding Plc 
Trading Statement for the three months to 31 March 2021 
Global Ports Holding Plc ("GPH Plc" or "Group"), the world's largest independent cruise port operator, today issues a 
trading update for the period from 1 January to 31 March 2021. 
GPH Plc has changed its financial year-end to 31 March. The next audited financial statement will cover the 15-month 
period from 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2021 and will be released in July 2021. All figures included in this trading 
update for the calendar quarter Q1-2021 only are unaudited management accounts. 
                   3 months   3 months 
Key Financials & KPI Highlights3   31 March 2021 
                          31 March 2020 
Passengers (m PAX) 2         0.01     1.3 
General & Bulk Cargo ('000 tons)   12.7     18.6 
Container Throughput ('000 TEU)   12.2     11.8 
Total Revenue (USDm)          13.9     12.7 
  Cruise Revenue (USDm) 4      12.0     11.0 
Ex-IFRIC 12 Cruise Revenue (USDm) 5  2.0      11.0 
  Commercial Revenue (USDm) 6    1.9      1.7 
Segmental EBITDA (USDm) 7       (1.0)     6.0 
  Cruise EBITDA (USDm) 8       (1.6)     5.7 
  Commercial EBITDA (USDm) 6     0.6      0.3 
Adjusted EBITDA (USDm) 9        (2.6)     4.0 
                   31.03.2021  31.12.20201 
Gross Debt (IFRS)          552.5     556.0 
Gross Debt ex IFRS 16 Finance Lease 486.7     487.4 
Net Debt               381.9     456.5 
Net Debt ex IFRS 16 Finance Lease  316.0     387.9 
Cash and Cash Equivalents      170.7     99.5 

Notes 1. Presented excluding Port Akdeniz to ensure comparability to Q1-2021 data. 2. Passenger numbers refer to consolidated and managed portfolio consolidation perimeter, hence it excludes equity

accounted associate ports La Goulette, Lisbon, Singapore and Venice. 3. All USD refers to United States Dollar unless otherwise stated. Where applicable, non-USD figures are converted using

the average exchange rate of the period 1 January to 31 March 2021. 4. Revenue allocated to the Cruise segment is the sum of revenues of consolidated ports and from management contracts. 5. Revenue Ex IFRIC 12 refers to the exclusion of the impact of IFRIC 12 construction revenue accounting at Nassau

Cruise Port. 6. Commercial Revenue and EBITDA reflects the contribution of Port of Adria, excluding Port Akdeniz, which was sold

during the period. 7. Segmental EBITDA is calculated as income/(loss) before tax after adding back: interest; depreciation; amortisation;

unallocated expenses; and specific adjusting items, including Nassau IFRIC-12 construction margin. 8. EBITDA allocated to the Cruise segment is the sum of EBITDA of consolidated cruise ports and pro-rata Net Profit of

equity accounted associate ports La Goulette, Lisbon, Singapore and Venice, and the contribution from management

agreements. 9. Adjusted EBITDA calculated as Segmental EBITDA less unallocated (holding company) expenses.

Key Financials and KPIs - Cruise passenger volumes for the 3M period fell by -99% YoY, driven by the shutdown of the cruise industry as a

result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, cruise activities have now restarted in some of our Mediterranean ports

and Singapore. - Total container volumes (TEUs) grew by 3.2%, and General & Bulk volumes fell 31.8% in certain low margin cargo

items. - Total consolidated revenues were USD13.9m for the 3M period; excluding the impact of IFRIC-12 Construction revenues

at Nassau Cruise Port, total consolidated revenues were USD3.9m. - Segmental EBITDA for the three months to end March 2021 was a loss of USD1.0m.

- Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of USD2.6m.

              3 months    3 months 
Passengers ('000 PAX) 
              31 March 2021 31 March 2020 
Creuers (Barcelona/Malaga) 0       119 
Valletta          8       40 
Ege Port          0       2 
Nassau           0       834 
Antigua           0       256 
Other Cruise Ports     2       2 
Total Cruise Ports     10      1,253  - Total cruise revenue of USD12.0m for the three months to end March 2021. 

- Excluding the impact of IFRIC-12 Construction revenues at Nassau Cruise Port, Cruise revenue was USD2.0m. - Passenger volumes fell 99% to 10k, compared to 1.3m in the three months to end March 2020. - Cruise EBITDA was a loss of USD1.6m. - The limited return to cruise activity drove the declines in passenger volumes, revenue and EBITDA.

               3 months    3 months 
               31 March 2021 31 March 2020 
Port Adria 
General & Bulk Cargo ('000) 12.7     18.6 
Throughput ('000 TEU)    12.2     11.8 
  - Total commercial revenues rose by 13% to USD1.9m for the period vs USD1.7m for the three months to end March 2020.  - Commercial EBITDA was USD0.6m.  - The most significant development in the period was the completion of the sale of the Group's largest commercial 

port, Port Akdeniz, for an enterprise value of USD140m to QTerminals W.L.L. The equity value of Port Akdeniz after

deducting net debt and debt-like items of Port Akdeniz at closing was USD115m, with the buyer withholding USD11.5m,

which will be released in Q4-2021. The Group has paid transaction-related expenses and costs from the net proceeds

at closing, including costs related to the satisfaction of condition precedents to closing.

- The Key Financials & KPI Highlights included in this trading update exclude the contribution from Port Akdeniz.

Other developments

During the period, GPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Port Finance Investment Limited, launched a Scheme of Arrangement in connection with the refinancing of the USD250,000,000 8.125% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2021 issued by Global Liman Isletmeleri A.S. Shortly after the period end, after a period of extensive engagement with noteholders, including certain key noteholders who formed an ad-hoc group, GPH withdrew from the Scheme process on 6 April 2021.

On 7 April 2021, Global Liman Isletmeleri A.S. launched a tender offer, which resulted in USD44.7m excluding accrued interest, being spent on purchasing its own Eurobonds at an average price of USD899.4 for each USD1,000 of principal, thereby reducing the outstanding nominal Eurobond of Global Liman Isletmeleri A.S. to USD200.3m.

On 17 May 2021 and 24 May 2021, GPH announced that it had entered a five-year senior secured loan agreement for up to USD261 million with the leading global investment firm, Sixth Street.

The loan agreement remains conditional on a number of factors, which are expected to be satisfied shortly. As part of the financing arrangements, the Company intends to issue warrants over its shares to the lender, which will become exercisable subject to certain events. GPH is holding a general meeting today, 9 June 2021, related to the issuing of the warrants. More details can be found at the investor relations section of the company website

The net proceeds from the loan will be used, inter alia, to refinance the outstanding Eurobond of Global Liman Isletmeleri A.S. The loan agreement also provides for potential additional growth funding to provide flexible financing solutions for GPH's strategic objective of growing the number of cruise ports in its network.

Balance Sheet

At 31 March 2021 IFRS gross debt was USD552.5m (Ex IFRS16 Gross Debt: USD486.7m), compared to gross debt at 31 December 2021 of USD556.0m (Ex IFRS16 Gross Debt: USD487.4m) and net debt was USD381.9m (Ex IFRS16 Net Debt: USD316.0m) compared to net debt at 31 December 2020 of USD456.5m (Ex IFRS16: USD387.9m). At the end of March 2020, GPH had cash and cash equivalents of USD170.7m, compared to USD99.5m at 31 December 2020.


Global Ports Holding will provide a detailed update on current trading and outlook when it reports audited financial results for the 15 months to end March 2021 in July 2021.

For investor, analyst and financial media enquiries:  For trade media enquiries: 
Global Ports Holding, Investor Relations        Global Ports Holding 
Martin Brown, Investor Relations Director       Ceylan Erzi 
Telephone: +44 (0) 7947 163 687            Telephone: +90 212 244 44 40 
Email:         Email: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
ISIN:     GB00BD2ZT390 
Category Code: MSCH 
TIDM:     GPH 
LEI Code:   213800BMNG6351VR5X06 
Sequence No.: 110087 
EQS News ID:  1205764 
End of Announcement EQS News Service 
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