Acquisition of Parque Principado Shopping Centre, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain by Intu and CPPIB

Acquisition of Parque Principado Shopping Centre, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain by 
Intu and CPPIB 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/07/13 -- Intu Properties plc
(Intu) and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) have together
entered into a joint partnership agreement to acquire Parque
Principado Shopping Centre, Oviedo, a 75,000m2 (approximately 800,000
sq ft) prime regional retail destination in Asturias, Northern Spain. 
The purchase price for the acquisition is EUR162 million before
transaction costs. Intu will undertake the asset management of the
property. It is the co-investors' intention after acquisition to
secure bank financing at around 50 per cent of the property value.  
The implied net initial yield at the purchase price is 7.2 per cent
based on net income of EUR11.7 million.    
"The opportunity to acquire Parque Principado, a top ten centre in
Spain, on attractive and earnings accretive terms firmly establishes
our presence on the ground in a country where we see considerable
growth opportunities in the regional shopping centre industry. A
further positive feature of the acquisition is entering into
partnership with a major and highly regarded global investor, CPPIB,
and we look forward to extending this relationship," commented David
Fischel, Chief Executive of Intu. 
"This transaction is an opportunity to acquire a prime regional
shopping centre in Spain and is in line with our global retail
strategy to invest in high-quality assets which are leaders in their
catchment area. We believe this is an attractive entry point to the
Spanish retail market. Intu is one of the largest and most
established shopping centre operators in the U.K. and we look forward
to partnering with them on this and future investments," said Graeme
Eadie, Senior Vice-President and Head of Real Estate Investments,
CPPIB.  
Key features of Parque Principado, which opened in 2001, include: 


 
--  one of Spain's top-ranked retail destinations, the primary out-of-town
    centre for the region of Asturias 
--  single-level covered retail gallery of 156 units 
--  anchored by Primark, Zara, H&M, Cortefiel, C&A, Mango and Eroski
    hypermarket 
--  the catering and leisure offer represents around 20 per cent of space,
    including a 12 screen cinema and bowling plus 20 restaurants  
--  occupancy 97 per cent, average unexpired lease term of six years 
--  nine million footfall in 2012 
--  well located, on an intersection of two motorways 
--  catchment population of approximately 900,000 within a 30 minute drive 
--  significant asset management opportunities including adding to the range
    of catering and leisure and reconfiguring the below mall area and the
    hypermarket 

 
Cushman & Wakefield acted on behalf of the co-investors in the
purchase of Parque Principado and has been appointed property manager
and letting agent. 
Further information:   
1: PARQUE PRINCIPADO SHOPPING CENTRE, OVIEDO  
Parque Principado Shopping Centre forms the key part of a retail
complex that is the primary regional out-of-town retail destination
in Asturias. The wider complex, in total 120,000 m2, also includes
major occupiers such as Ikea, Bricomart, Intersport and Conforama.  
The complex is located on the north eastern outskirts of Oviedo city,
approximately 6 km from its centre, and has frontage on to the main
A66 motorway, strategically positioned at its junction with the A64
motorway. 
The shopping centre has a quality tenant line-up including major
national and international retailers such as Inditex (Zara, Bershka,
Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Kiddy's Class, and Oysho),
Primark, H&M, Cortefiel, Springfield, Women's Secret, Mango, New
Yorker, Benetton, Media Markt, FNAC and Eroski hypermarket. 
Catering and leisure operators include McDonalds, Gino's, VIP's, 100
Montaditos, Burger King and Foster's Hollywood. The leisure offer is
anchored by a Cinesa cinema and Planet Bowling. There are 5,000 car
parking spaces on site.  
2: INTU PROPERTIES PLC  
Intu Properties plc (formerly Capital Shopping Centres Group PLC) is
the UK's market-leading developer, owner and manager of prime
regional shopping centres. Intu owns and operates some of the very
best shopping centres, in the strongest locations right across the
UK, including ten of the country's top 25. Every one of the UK's top
20 retailers is in Intu's shopping centres, alongside some of the
world's most iconic global brands.  
With over 17 million sq ft of retail space valued at over GBP 7
billion, Intu's 16 centres attract some 340 million customer visits a
year and two thirds of the UK population live within a 45 minute
drive time of one of the centres.  
At the forefront of UK shopping centre evolution since the 1970s
Intu's focus is on creating compelling destinations for consumers
with added theatre.  
On 15 January this year, the company announced the creation of a
nationwide consumer facing shopping centre brand - intu - and the
transformation of the Group's digital proposition including a
transactional website, to provide the UK's leading shopping centre
experience on and off-line.  
Intu has a UK investment programme of GBP 1 billion over the next ten
years on active management projects and major extensions at most of
the centres. Funding for this programme will include recycling of
existing assets as well as the possible introduction of partners into
major assets.  
Intu also has interests outside the UK including an effective
interest of 9 per cent in Equity One, a US retail REIT, a 32 per cent
interest in Prozone, an Indian shopping centre developer, and a joint
venture in Spain for pre-development activity on three major sites
under option, in Malaga, Valencia and Vigo.   
Over 80,000 people are employed at Intu centres across the UK and the
company is fully committed to supporting local communities and the
wider environment through meaningful and hands-on initiatives.  
For further information see intugroup.co.uk  
3: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board  
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is a professional
investment management organization that invests the funds not needed
by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to pay current benefits on behalf of
18 million Canadian contributors and beneficiaries. In order to build
a diversified portfolio of CPP assets, CPPIB invests in public
equities, private equities, real estate, infrastructure and fixed
income instruments. Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in London
and Hong Kong, CPPIB is governed and managed independently of the
Canada Pension Plan and at arm's length from governments. At June 30,
2013, the CPP Fund totalled C$188.9 billion of which C$20.9 billion
represents real estate investments. For more information about CPPIB,
please visit www.cppib.com. 
Contacts:
CPPIB
Linda Sims
Director
Media Relations
+1 416 868 8695
lsims@cppib.com 
Intu
David Fischel
Chief Executive
+44 (0)20 7960 1207 
Matthew Roberts
Finance Director
+44 (0)20 7960 1353 
Kate Bowyer
Head of Investor Relations
+44 (0)20 7960 1250 
UK public relations:
Michael Sandler/Wendy Baker
Hudson Sandler
+44 (0)20 7796 4133 
SA public relations:
Frederic Cornet/Cara White
College Hill
+27 (0)11 447 3030