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Sponda restructures the group’s financing

Sponda Plc                                                 
Stock Exchange Release                                
October 28, 2017 at 9:00

Sponda restructures the group’s financing

Sponda Plc’s (“Sponda”) group companies have signed senior secured facilities agreements for approximately EUR 1.6 billion in total. The facilities are to be used for, among others, refinancing existing indebtedness of group companies and for general corporate purposes, including financing upcoming capital expenditure projects. The initial repayment date of the facilities is in 2019 but, at the option of the borrowers, the maturity of the facilities can be extended until 2022. The now signed facilities agreements are a first step in restructuring the existing debt portfolio and Sponda will continue the refinancing activities.

The terms for the new facilities deviate from the existing Sponda facilities in terms of covenants and change the group’s financing structure from the current primarily unsecured financing to secured financing. The now signed facilities agreements will not have any major impact on the key balance sheet ratios or the existing financial target guidance of Sponda in terms of equity ratio.

Sponda Plc

Board of Directors

Further information: Niklas Nylander, CFO, tel. +358 40 754 5961

Sponda in brief:

Sponda is a property investment company specializing in commercial properties in the largest cities in Finland. Sponda’s business concept is to own, lease and develop retail and office properties and shopping centers into environments that promote the business success of its clients. As at June 30, 2017, the fair value of Sponda’s investment properties was approximately EUR 3.8 billion and the leasable area was approximately 1.2 million square meters.