Castellum gains access to Norrporten and resolves on issue in kind and transfer of repurchased shares
in part, directly or indirectly, in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia,
Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa or any other country where such
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Castellum AB (publ) (“Castellum” or the “Company”) announced on 13 April, 2016,
that the Company has acquired Norrporten AB (publ) (“Norrporten”) and resolved
on a rights issue and an issue in kind to finance part of the acquisition. The
outcome of the rights issue was announced on June 14, 2016. Castellum has today
gained access to 100 percent of the shares in Norrporten and has, following the
preliminary purchase price set-off, paid SEK 10.4 billion in cash and issued and
transferred 27,201,166 consideration shares, equivalent to SEK 3.1 billion based
on the closing price of the Castellum’s shares on June 14, 2016.
With support of the issue resolution provided by the extraordinary general
meeting of May 20, 2016, Castellum’s board of directors have approved an issue
in kind to the Second and Sixth Swedish National Pension Funds of 19,194,458
consideration shares as well as, with the authority provided by the annual
general meeting of March 17, 2016, resolved on the transfer of 100 percent of
the previously repurchased shares, equivalent to 8,006,708 shares. Castellum’s
repurchased shares were acquired in 2000 for a total purchase consideration of
SEK 194 million. Following the transfer the Company has no repurchased shares.
Through the issue in kind, Castellum’s share capital, following the effects of
the rights issue which outcome was announced on June 14, 2016, increases by SEK
9,597,229 from SEK 127,003,354 to SEK 136,600,583 and the total number of
registered shares increases by 19,194,458 from 254,006,708 to 273,201,166
registered and outstanding shares when the issue in kind is registered by the
Swedish Companies Registration Office.
“Together we create an even stronger real estate company with larger presence in
important growth markets in Sweden and Copenhagen,” says Henrik Saxborn,
Castellum CEO. “Norrporten and Castellum have many similarities; among them is
the close collaboration with customers. We can use the best of each respective
organization’s knowledge and experience and thereby create shareholder value.”
For additional information, please contact:
Henrik Saxborn, CEO, Tel +46-31-60 74 50
Ulrika Danielsson, CFO, Tel +46-31-60 74 74
Castellum AB (publ) publishes this information in compliance with the Swedish
Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Act on Trading in Financial
Instruments. This information was announced on June 15, 2016, at 2.30 pm (CET).
Castellum is one of the major listed real estate companies in Sweden. The fair
value of the real estate portfolio, including Norrporten’s real estate
portfolio, amounts to approx. SEK 71 billion, as per pro forma March 31, 2016,
and comprises premises for office, retail, warehouse and industrial purposes
with a total lettable area of approx.
4.7 million sq.m.
After acquiring Norrporten, Castellum will own and manage properties through one
common brand in five geographical regions with strong local presence. The five
geographical regions are: West, Öresund, Stockholm, North and Central.
In 2015, Castellum sustainability performance was awarded two top distinctions:
the World Green Building Council’s award Business Leadership in Sustainability
and “Green Star 2015” by GRESB. This means that Castellum is one of the highest
ranking companies in the world in the real estate sector.
The Castellum share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Large Cap.
Castellum AB (publ), Box 2269, SE-403 14 Gothenburg | Org nr/Corp Id no SE
556475-5550 | Phone +46 31 60 74 00 Fax +46 31 13 17 55
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or other securities in Castellum. Invitation to the persons concerned to
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Finansinspektionen) on May 25, 2016. Such offer to subscribe for shares has,
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United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the
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and paid subscribed shares made by the Company was only made to a limited number
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