SFL: Misys Leases 6,500 Sq.m in the New Washington Plaza

  SFL: Misys Leases 6,500 Sq.m in the New Washington Plaza

Business Wire

PARIS -- January 9, 2013

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The Friedland entrance lobby project (Photo: Business Wire)

The Friedland entrance lobby project (Photo: Business Wire)

SFL (Paris:FLY) has signed a long-term lease with Misys on more than 6,500
square metres of office space in the Washington Plaza, which is owned by
Société Foncière Lyonnaise (66%) and Prédica (34%).

Misys (www.misys.com), which has been wholly owned by Vista Equity Partners
since 1 June 2012, is one of the world’s leading banking and financial
software providers (Kondor, Sophis, Summit, BankFusion, Loan IQ, Midas,
Equation, Opics, Almonde, Trade Portal…).

Over 500 Misys employees in France, who are currently spread across four
different sites, will be grouped together in the heart of the Paris Central
Business District from the first quarter of 2013 in large, highly functional
2,200 square metres office spaces that have been fully renovated following the
departures of Hammerson and Poweo/Direct Energie at the end of 2012.

In addition to the site’s unparalleled central location and ease of access,
Misys was won over by the quality and modularity of the work spaces, the
amenities (concierge services, restaurant, cafeteria, security control room)
and, above all, by the ambitious renovation project for the Washington Plaza
business centre.

Designed by architecture firm DTACC, the operation, image, and identity of the
site will be radically transformed, with the creation of a large lobby for the
Friedland entrance and a spectacular interior gallery overlooking a private
garden. The work is scheduled to be carried out in 2013/2014.

For this transaction, Misys, SFL and Prédica were advised by CBRE.

With an exceptional portfolio of properties valued at €3.4 billion including
transfer costs, essentially located in the Paris Central Business District,
SFL is a preferred vehicle for investors wishing to invest in the Paris office
and retail property market. As the leading player in this market, the Group is
firmly focused on pro-actively managing high-quality property assets. SFL has
elected to be taxed as an SIIC since 2003.

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