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14 October 2015
VinaLand Limited ("the Company" or "VNL")
Divestment of stake in the NPV Project
Singapore - VinaLand Limited (the Company or VNL), the AIM-quoted investment vehicle established to target strategic segments within Vietnam's emerging real estate market, announces that it has divested its stake in the NPV Project located in Danang.
The Project is a future development site and was acquired by VNL in 2007 for development into a dual purpose commercial and residential project. The divestment of this project is consistent with the Company's strategy to divest selected assets by the end of the current term. VNL will dispose of its entire 100% stake in the NPV Project at a total valuation 29.4% above the 30 September 2015 unaudited net asset value and 51.7% above the net asset value at the time of VNL's extraordinary meeting (EGM) in November 2012. The Company's stake in the project will result in net proceeds of USD19.1 million, of which the first tranche of USD15.8 million will be received by the Company during October 2015 with the second and final payment scheduled to be received by no later than the long stop date of 31 October next year.
Managing Director, David Blackhall stated, "The closure of this transaction marks the twelfth full exit since VNL's EGM in November 2012 and is consistent with the Company's commitment to the strategy agreed upon at the EGM where shareholders supported a new three-year term which included a revised strategy focused on the realisation of assets. The proceeds of this most recent transaction will be deployed to cover capital commitments and operating costs of VNL with remaining funds to be distributed to shareholders."
VinaCapital Investment Management Limited
+84 8 3821 9930
Grant Thornton UK LLP, Nominated Adviser
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Hiroshi Funaki/ William Marle
Edmond de Rothschild Securities, Broker
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Numis Securities Limited, Broker
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