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6 December 2017
FOURTH INTERIM DIVIDEND
Schroder European Real Estate Investment Trust plc (the "Company") announces its fourth interim dividend for the year ended 30 September 2017 of 1.5 euro cents per share. The dividend represents an annualised rate of 4.4% based on the euro equivalent of the issue price as at admission.
The dividend is fully covered from contractual income receivable from the current portfolio. Once fully invested, including the debt being drawn, the Company will target an annualised euro dividend yield of 5.5%, based on the euro equivalent of the issue price as at admission.
The interim dividend payment will be made on Friday, 19 January 2018 to shareholders on the register on the record date of Friday, 5 January 2018. In South Africa, the last day to trade will be Tuesday, 2 January 2018 and the ex-dividend date will be Wednesday, 3 January 2018. In the UK, the last day to trade will be Wednesday, 3 January 2018 and the ex-dividend date will be Thursday, 4 January 2018.
The interim dividend will be paid in sterling to shareholders on the UK register and rand to shareholders on the South African register. The exchange rate for determining the interim dividend paid in rand will be confirmed by way of an announcement on Monday, 11 December 2017. UK shareholders are able to make an election to receive dividends in euro. The form for applying for such election can be obtained from the Company's UK registrars (Equiniti Limited) and any such election must be received by the Company no later than Friday, 5 January 2018. The exchange rate for determining the interim dividend paid in sterling will be confirmed following the election cut off date by way of an announcement on Monday, 8 January 2018.
Shares cannot be moved between the South African register and the UK register between Monday, 11 December 2017 and Friday, 5 January 2018, both days inclusive. Shares may not be dematerialised or rematerialised in South Africa between Wednesday, 3 January 2018 and Friday, 5 January 2018, both days inclusive.
The Company has a total of 133,734,686 shares in issue on the date of this announcement. The dividend will be distributed by the Company (UK tax registration number 21696 04839) and is regarded as a foreign dividend for shareholders on the South African register. In respect of South African shareholders, dividend tax will be withheld from the amount of the dividend noted above at the rate of 20% unless the shareholder qualifies for the exemption. Further dividend tax information for South African shareholders will be included in the exchange rate announcement to be made on Monday, 11 December 2017.
Duncan Owen/Jeff O'Dwyer
Schroder Real Estate Investment Management Limited Tel: 020 7658 6000
Schroder Investment Management Limited Tel: 020 7658 2371
Dido Laurimore / Ellie Sweeney / Richard Gotla
FTI Consulting Tel: 020 3727 1000
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