RNS Number : 1346E
Picton Property Income Limited
07 April 2014
 



7 April 2014

 

 

 

PICTON PROPERTY INCOME LIMITED

 

("Picton" or the "Company")

 

Picton acquires Random House Distribution Warehouse

Picton, the income focused investment company, has acquired a 335,000 sq ft  East Midlands distribution warehouse, in Grantham, Lincolnshire for £11.48 million.

The property has good access to the UK road network, located immediately adjacent to the A1 North/South arterial route. The income is secured against The Random House Group Ltd (a Penguin Random House Company) for just under nine years and currently produces an annual rent of £1,000,000, equivalent to just under £3 per sq ft. The purchase price represents a net initial yield of 8.2% and capital value of £34 per sq ft.

Michael Morris, CEO of Picton Capital, commented:

"This acquisition complements recent trading activity in the portfolio. It provides secure income at an attractive yield, with a low entry point in terms of both rental level and an overall capital value per square foot which is significantly below the cost of construction. Following this transaction, we have now deployed all of the capital raised from both our recent share placings and disposal programme on an earnings accretive basis."

ENDS

For further information:

Tavistock Communications                                                                                               020 7920 3150

James Verstringhe                                                                                           jverstringhe@tavistock.co.uk

 

Picton Capital Limited                                                                                                       020 7011 9980

Michael Morris                                                                                       michael.morris@pictoncapital.co.uk

 

Northern Trust International Fund Administration Services (Guernsey) Limited                 01481 745529

David Sauvarin                                                                                                                     dts6@ntrs.com

                                                                                                                                         

 

                                                                                                           



 

Note to Editors

 

Picton Property Income Limited ('Picton') is an income focused, property investment company listed on the London Stock Exchange. It was established in 2005 to invest both directly and indirectly in commercial property across the United Kingdom.

 

With Net Assets of £204.3 million at 31 December 2013 and approximately 860 investors, the Company's objective is to provide shareholders with an attractive level of income, together with the potential for capital growth by investing in the principal commercial property sectors.

 

www.pictonproperty.co.uk


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