LIGHTHOUSE PROPERTIES PLC – Availability of results, declaration of dividend, French loan and acquisition of Torrecardenas shopping center – SENS
Availability of results, dividend declaration, French loan and acquisition of Torrecardenas Shopping Centre
LIGHTHOUSE PROPERTIES p.l.c.
(Formerly Lighthouse Capital Limited)
(Incorporated in Malta)
(Registration number: C 100848)
JSE share code: LTE
(‘Lighthouse’ or the ‘Company’)
AVAILABILITY OF RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2021, DIVIDEND DECLARATION, FRENCH LOAN AND ACQUISITION
OF TORRECÁRDENAS SHOPPING CENTRE IN SPAIN
AVAILABILITY OF RESULTS AND INVESTOR PRESENTATION
The board of directors of the Company (the ‘Board’) wishes to inform Lighthouse shareholders (‘Shareholders’)
and the general public that the Company’s audited results for the year ended 31 December 2021 have been published
and can be viewed on the Company’s website at https://www.lighthousepropertiesplc.mt/financials/.
The Lighthouse investor presentation is scheduled for 11h00 (South Africa time) on Monday, 14 March 2022.
The board has declared a final dividend of 1,61 EUR cents per share for 2H2021, subject to shareholder approval at the
annual general meeting scheduled to take place on 6 May 2022. Shareholders will have the option to receive a scrip
distribution of 1,61 EUR cents per share or a cash distribution of 1,449 EUR cents per share. Further information with
regard to the dividend will be announced subsequent to the annual general meeting.
On 7 March 2022, a EUR 135 million facility, secured by the portfolio of French malls acquired in July 2021, was
accepted from a syndication of French banks led by Natixis. Lighthouse’s share of this facility (EUR 101,25 million)
has been partially utilised to fund the acquisition of Torrecárdenas shopping centre in Almeria, Spain
(‘Torrecárdenas’). At 31 December 2021, the loan-to-value ratio was 13,6% and following the acquisition of
Torrecárdenas, it increased to circa 25%. This remains below the board’s limit of 35%.
ACQUISITION OF TORRECÁRDENAS SHOPPING CENTRE IN SPAIN
Shareholders are advised that on 10 March 2022 the Company, through a wholly-owned Spanish subsidiary (1) (the
‘Purchaser’), entered into a share purchase agreement (‘SPA’) with Burmimago, S.L. and Iberian Retail Parks, S.L.
(together, the ‘Sellers’) for the purchase of the entire issued share capital of Bogaris Retail 14, S.L. (‘PropCo’), for
a total equity purchase consideration of circa EUR 78.7 million (“Purchase Price”) (the “Acquisition”). The
Purchase Price is net of third party senior secured debt of EUR 85.0 million from Santander and Caixa that PropCo
will retain. This debt is at a margin of 2.5% above Euribor and has a remaining term of 3 years. The Purchase Price is
subject to either upward or downward adjustment, based on the revised balance sheet of PropCo at 10 March 2022, which
is required to be finalised within 60 business days of the signature of the SPA.
The Purchaser’s primary asset is Torrecárdenas located at Avda. Médico Fco. Pérez, Suelo Parcela 1, 04009, Almería,
Spain, and with a gross lettable area of 61 589 m2.
Note (1) Seabiscuit Directorship, S.L., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.
Rationale for the Acquisition
The Acquisition is in line with the Company’s investment policy and strategy to invest into high quality assets with
dominant retail offerings and to furthermore increase its commercial assets in Europe. Torrecárdenas is estimated to
yield 6.4% (based on projected net operating income for the year ending 31 December 2022).
The Acquisition is not subject to any outstanding conditions precedent.
Effective date of the Acquisition
The Acquisition will be effective from the signature date of the SPA, being 10 March 2022.
The SPA contains warranties, undertakings and indemnities by the Sellers in favour of the Company, which are
standard for a transaction of this nature.
Financial information with regard to the Acquisition
Name Location Retail GLA Occupancy Weighted Budgeted net Acquisition
(square (%) average operating value ascribed to
metres) rental income for the the property
(EUR) year ended 31 (EUR million)
Dec 2022 1
Torrecardenas Almeria, 61 589 97.6% 14.24 10.4 162.5
1. Unaudited IFRS amounts as per transaction due diligence. Lighthouse is satisfied with the quality of the source documents.
Classification of the Acquisition
The Acquisition represents a category 2 transaction in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements and accordingly no
shareholder approval thereof is required.
11 March 2022
JSE sponsor and corporate advisor Company Secretary
Java Capital Stonehage Fleming
Maitland Malta is a member of the Stonehage Fleming Group of Companies
Tel: +27 11 722 3050 Tel: +356 2144 6377
Date: 11-03-2022 05:46:00
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