Sunday, 24 February 2019


TRANSACT: AUG: Industrial Fund - Further Acquisition

27 Dec 2017 08:31NZX
22 December 2017


Augusta Capital Limited is pleased to confirm further progress on the
establishment of the proposed Industrial Fund with the entry into an
agreement for the new fund to unconditionally acquire the property at 862
Great South Road, Penrose, Auckland.  The property will be acquired by the
Industrial Fund for $19.05 million.  Settlement by the new Industrial Fund
will occur on 29 March 2018.

The property has a total site area of 2.37 hectares, is located in a premium
industrial location providing substantial road frontage to Great South Road.
It is currently fully occupied by Graphic Packaging International New Zealand
Limited (formerly known as Colorpak).  Graphic Packaging are surrendering the
front portion of the property and entering into a new eight year lease (from
completion of certain works in the second half of 2018) for the rear portion
of the site.  Graphic Packaging is ultimately owned by Graphic Packaging
Holding Company which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is a
leading provider of packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to
food, beverage and other consumer products companies.

The vendor (who is a private individual) is obliged under the sale and
purchase agreement to complete a demolition of the front portion of the site.
Once the demolition is complete, the front portion presents various
development options for the new Industrial Fund.  The vendor has also agreed
to underwrite $12 million of shares in the new fund (secured by a right to
set off against the purchase price payable).

Building on the acquisition of The Hub in Wellington this week, the
unconditional contract on 862 Great South Road demonstrates further momentum
for the establishment of the Industrial Fund.  The acquisition also
reinforces the previously stated intention for the Fund to be weighted
towards the Auckland industrial market.  Augusta is currently completing due
diligence and negotiations on a further two Auckland based properties. An
announcement on those properties is expected to be made in the New Year,
along with timing for the public offering of the new fund.

For further information, contact:

Mark Francis     Guy French-Wright
Managing Director    Chief Operating Officer
End CA:00312483 For:AUG    Type:TRANSACT   Time:2017-12-27 08:31:01
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