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Custodian REIT plc : Disposal of Property

Custodian REIT plc (CREI)
Custodian REIT plc : Disposal of Property

02-Nov-2021 / 07:00 GMT/BST
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2 November 2021



Custodian REIT plc


("Custodian REIT" or the "Company")


Disposal of Property


Custodian REIT (LSE: CREI), the UK property investment company, is pleased to announce the disposal of a property from its portfolio.


The Company has sold a 22,720 sq ft car showroom in Stafford for £4.9 million, £1.15 million (31%) ahead of the 30 June 2021 valuation, representing a net initial yield1 of 5.8%.


The property is let to VW Group UK Limited and was purchased in July 2018 for £4.55 million.  Following the disposal, net gearing2 has decreased to 18.5%.


Commenting on the disposal, Richard Shepherd-Cross, Managing Director of Custodian Capital Limited (the Company's external fund manager), said:


"Having generated a good level of income during three years of ownership and with the current lease expiring in 2024, we accepted an offer from a special purchaser to crystallise a profit and be able to reinvest the sale proceeds in assets with better rental growth prospects."


1 Passing rent divided by sale price plus estimated purchasers' costs.

2 Gross borrowings less cash (excluding rent deposits and retentions) divided by last published property portfolio valuation.


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For further information, please contact:


Custodian Capital Limited


Richard Shepherd-Cross / Ed Moore / Ian Mattioli MBE

Tel: +44 (0)116 240 8740


Numis Securities Limited


Hugh Jonathan / Nathan Brown

Tel: +44 (0)20 7260 1000




Ed Gascoigne-Pees

Tel: +44 (0)20 3757 4984

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