CAPITAL SHOPPING CENTRES GROUP PLC: Acquisition of Remaining 50% of Xscape
27 DECEMBER 2012
CAPITAL SHOPPING CENTRES GROUP PLC
Capital Shopping Centres announces acquisition of remaining 50% of
Xscape Braehead, Glasgow
Capital Shopping Centres (CSC) today announced that it has agreed terms to
acquire Capital & Regional's 50% interest in Xscape Braehead for consideration
of £4.0 million.
CSC will now own 100% of the Xscape Braehead Partnership which owns the 370,000
sq ft family entertainment destination adjacent to its Braehead shopping
centre. Xscape Braehead combines `real' snow slopes with urban and lifestyle
retailers, cool bars and restaurants, a 12 screen cinema, family attractions
and extreme activities.
The Xscape Braehead Partnership had gross assets of £56.7 million at 30 June
2012 including property valued at £53.5 million, with debt of £45.6 million
secured on the property. The Xscape Braehead Partnership generated net rental
income of £3.2 million and profit before tax of £3.4 million, including a
million gain on revaluation of property in the year ended 31 December 2011.
Commenting on the acquisition Mike Butterworth, CSC's Chief Operating Officer,
"CSC is delighted to have secured sole ownership of Xscape Braehead. This
highlights our focus on offering our visitors the most compelling retail and
leisure destinations and underlines our commitment to the Braehead area which
has considerable scope for further regeneration to the benefit of the local
Capital Shopping Centres Group PLC
Matthew Roberts Finance Director +44 (0)20 7960 1353
Simon Maynard Assistant Company Secretary +44 (0)20 7887 7108
UK Michael Sandler/Wendy Baker, Hudson +44 (0)20 7796 4133
SA Morné Reinders, College Hill +27 (0)11 447 3030
A copy of this announcement is available for download from our website at
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Capital Shopping Centres is the leading specialist UK regional shopping centre
We own and operate many of the very best shopping centres, in the strongest
locations right across the country, attracting over 320 million customer visits
a year. We estimate that half of the UK population, some 30 million people,
visit a CSC centre every year and two thirds live within a 45 minute drive time
of one of our centres.
With over 16 million sq ft of retail space, valued at £7 billion, every single
one of the UK's top 20 retailers is in our shopping centres, alongside some of
the world's most iconic global brands.
We own ten of the UK's top 25 shopping centres including The Trafford Centre,
Lakeside, Metrocentre, Braehead, and The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, and in-town
prime destinations such as Cardiff, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham,
Bromley, Uxbridge, Watford and Stoke-on-Trent.
In November 2011, we acquired Broadmarsh shopping centre in Nottingham bringing
our portfolio to 15 centres.
We are fully committed to supporting our local communities and the wider
environment through meaningful and hands-on initiatives.
For further information see www.capital-shopping-centres.co.uk
This announcement contains "forward-looking statements" regarding the belief or
current expectations of Capital Shopping Centres Group PLC, its Directors and
other members of its senior management about Capital Shopping Centres Group
PLC's businesses, financial performance and results of operations. These
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risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the control
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cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from any
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the date of this announcement. Except as required by applicable law, Capital
Shopping Centres Group PLC makes no representation or warranty in relation to
them and expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Capital
Shopping Centres Group PLC's expectations with regard thereto or any change in
events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
Any information contained in this announcement on the price at which shares or
other securities in Capital Shopping Centres Group PLC have been bought or sold
in the past, or on the yield on such shares or other securities, should not be
relied upon as a guide to future performance.
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