Marseille-Kliniken AG

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· Successful closing in the sale-and-lease-back-business · GE Commercial Finance buys 12 properties from the care segment · Clear equity ratio improvement

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The Marseille-Kliniken AG (prime standard, ISIN DE 0007783003, MKA) has successfully finalized a substantial sale-and-lease-back business with GE Commercial Finance.  The Marseille-Kliniken AG will sell 12 assets from the care segment, with approximately 1.500 beds, to the US Investor in a sale-and-lease transaction. With a volume of approx. EUR 100 million, this transaction lays a strategical milestone, allowing Marseille-Kliniken AG to further focus on health service facilities operations.

After a successful conversion, the breakdown of the Marseille-Kliniken AG property portfolio will comprise of approximately 50% owned and 50% leased facilities. The Marseille-Kliniken AG regards this ratio as an index for future expansion strategies within the enterprise.  

With this transaction, Marseille-Kliniken AG reduces its long term liabilities, improves the equity ratio clearly and establishing further supplementary financial capability for the realization its future growth strategy.

end of announcement                                euro adhoc 20.12.2004 10:00:17
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Further inquiry note: Marseille-Kliniken AG Axel Hölzer CEO Alte Jakobstraße  79/80    10709 Berlin    Tel.:  +4930 246 32-400    Fax:    +4930 246 32-401

Hillermann-Consulting Christian Hillermann Eppendorfer Baum 5 20249 Hamburg Tel.: +4940 414 069-12 Fax:  +4940 414069-14

Branche: Pharmaceuticals
ISIN:      DE0007783003
WKN:        778300
Index:    Prime Standard, CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
Börsen:  Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / official dealing
              Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing



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