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04 June 2018
VinaLand Limited (the "Company" or "VNL")
Divestment of stake in Project SDC
Ho Chi Minh City - VinaLand Limited, the AIM-quoted investment vehicle established to target strategic segments within Vietnam's emerging real estate market, announces that it has divested its entire stake in Project SDC (the "Project"), located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Project, acquired by VNL in 2007, is designated for a commercial use development.
VNL has disposed of its entire stake in the Project at a total valuation 0.9% above the 31 March 2018 unaudited net asset value and 35% below the unaudited net asset value at the time of VNL's extraordinary meeting in November 2016, both figures include adjustments for additional investments up to the date of exit. This transaction has resulted in net proceeds of USD2.5 million which at the time of this announcement have been received in full.
Speaking on the transaction, Managing Director David Blackhall stated, "This disposal is in accordance with the current stated policy to divest projects in a controlled and orderly manner. The proceeds received from this exit in conjunction with those collected from past and future disposals will be used to cover VNL's commitments including operating costs and distributions to shareholders."
Grant Thornton UK LLP, Nominated Adviser
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David Benda / Hugh Jonathan
Numis Securities Limited, Broker
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