RNS Number : 0553V

LondonMetric Property PLC

12 April 2021

12 April 2021



LondonMetric Property Plc ("LondonMetric") announces that it has sold five assets for a combined consideration of GBP38.5 million (LondonMetric share: GBP28.0 million).

Two retail assets in North Shields and Llanelli have been sold in separate transactions for a total consideration of GBP21.1 million (LondonMetric share: GBP10.6 million). The assets are held in LondonMetric's joint venture with Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd and are fully let to retailers including B&Q, Pets at Home, B&M, Tapi and Carpetright, with a WAULT of 6 years.

These sales are at an 8% surplus to the last reported book value.

In three further transactions, two offices and a retail unit in Birmingham have been sold for a total consideration of GBP17.4 million. The assets, originally purchased as part of the Mucklow acquisition in 2019, are fully let to Beiersdorf, the Highways Agency and J&S Accessories, with a WAULT of 6 years. These disposals are at a 1% surplus to the last reported book value, with completion of the largest asset disposal delayed until September.

The five disposals crystallise an ungeared IRR of 8% pa.

LondonMetric has now sold 12 former Mucklow assets totalling over GBP60 million, including nearly half of the Mucklow office portfolio, delivering a total annualised return of 10.6%.

Andrew Jones, Chief Executive of LondonMetric, commented:

"As part of our portfolio refinement, we continue to dispose of non-core and mature assets at attractive prices, allowing us to re-invest into opportunities with greater certainty of income and income growth."

For further information, please contact:

LondonMetric Property Plc

Andrew Jones / Martin McGann / Gareth Price

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7484 9000

FTI Consulting

Dido Laurimore / Richard Gotla / Andrew Davis

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3727 1000

About LondonMetric Property Plc

LondonMetric is a FTSE 250 REIT that owns one of the UK's leading listed logistics platforms alongside a diversified long income portfolio, with 16 million sq ft under management. It owns and manages desirable real estate that meets occupiers' demands, delivers reliable, repetitive and growing income-led returns and outperforms over the long term.

Further information is available at www.londonmetric.com

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