ING UK Real Estate Income Trust Limited (IRET) / ('Company')
26 August 2010
New Debt Facility Arrangements and Transfer of Assets Offshore
ING UK Real Estate Income Trust is pleased to announce that following completion of the acquisition of Rugby Real Estate Investment Trust ("Rugby REIT"), it has today entered into intergroup transfer arrangements, such that the Rugby REIT assets will be held within Guernsey domiciled companies and therefore ensuring that they will be held in a more tax efficient manner. In addition, as previously announced, three assets have exchanged contracts for sale with an aggregate value of GBP 1.68 million.
As a result of the transfer of these assets, the Company has renegotiated the associated debt facility until January 2013, which coincides with the maturity of the existing securitised facility. The new facility is reduced to GBP 21.3 million. The number of charged assets under the facility has also been reduced so that GBP 51.9 million of assets remain charged under the facility with GBP 17.1 million uncharged.
The prepayment fees payable by the borrower will reduce from 0.50% (if prepayment is made on or prior to 24 August 2011) to 0.25% (if prepayment is made after this but on or prior to 24 August 2012) and nothing thereafter. There is a requirement to hedge at least 50% of the facility amount based on a margin of 185 bps above LIBOR. The day 1 floating rate prior to this hedge being put in place will be 0.72%.
Following this transaction the Company will have further financial flexibility as a result of the new facility, which will enable it to reinvest proceeds from sales and/or substitute properties.
For further information:
The Company Secretary
Northern Trust International Fund Administration Services (Guernsey) Limited
St Peter Port
Tel: 01481 745480
Fax: 01481 745085
ING Real Estate Investment Management (UK) Limited
Helen Stott, 020 7767 5648, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dido Laurimore/Laurence Jones, 020 7831 3113