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EQS-Adhoc: Orascom Development Holding AG: 9M 2015 Preliminary Guidance and OHD 9M 2015 Earnings



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Orascom Development Holding AG: 9M 2015 Preliminary Guidance and OHD 9M 2015
Earnings

16.11.2015 / 07:00
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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Press Release

Orascom Development Holding (ODH) Gives Guidance for 9M 2015, and Reports 9M
2015 Results for its Egyptian Largest Subsidiary; Orascom Hotels and Development
(OHD)

Orascom Development Holding continues its positive momentum for its 9M 2015.
Revenues are expected to grow by 30-35% compared to 9M 2014 and the Adjusted
EBITDA is expected to be within the range of CHF 79 to 80 million. The
full-fledged 9M 2015 financial results & statements will be published as
announced on the 19th of November.  Management will also hold the earnings
conference call on the same day at 2.00 pm CET.

We have attached below Orascom Hotels and Development (OHD)'s 9M 2015 earnings
release as reported on the Egyptian Stock Exchange.

Orascom Hotels and Development; Egypt's Premier Resort Developer records a
significant increase in net profits and continues to deliver on its earlier
communicated targets.

- A boost in net profits reaching EGP 290.0 million attributable to
shareholders of the company compared to EGP 27.1 million in 9M 2014. - Our newly
introduced projects in El Gouna continue to witness strong demand reflected in
our contracted sales growing by 166% year on year to reach EGP 571.1 million
- Rapid construction progress across all launched projects, with deliveries
expected ahead of schedule for some.
- Hotels continue their positive performance, recording higher revenues of EGP
440.4 million compared to EGP 385.1 million in 9M 2014 - Secured a new land- sub
development agreement for USD 20 million. -EBITDA increased by 58% to reach EGP
592.6 million compared to EGP 375.1 million in 9M 2014

Altdorf, 16 November 2015 - Orascom Hotels and Development (OHD) revenues
increased by 28.4% to EGP 1,447.6 million (9M 2014: EGP 1,127.4 million),
resulting from the continued positive performance across all business segments,
along with the full recognition of the earlier sub-development agreement with El
Sewedy and the new sub-development agreement with Hassan Allam in the third
quarter. The EBITDA for the period reached EGP 592.6 million vs EGP 375.1
million in 9M 2014.

Continuing demand on our Real Estate projects coupled with enhanced construction
activity, have pushed sales to reach EGP 571.7 million, an increase of 166% over
the same period last year which reached EGP 214.8 million.

Building on the success and the hype in demand on the earlier launched Joubal
projects, we were able to expand on the existing brand and launch new phases of
Joubal and Sabina for a total inventory of USD 50 million.

We are also accelerating our constructing activity across all projects. Whereby,
construction progress has reached 50% for Joubal that was launched in November
2014, which we will be delivering 6 months ahead of schedule. The speeding up of
unit deliveries will allow earlier recognition of revenues and earlier cash
collection of the 10% client delivery payment.

We are working on introducing new products in Makadi, including single family
homes that haven't been introduced before. In parallel, we are also speeding up
the construction activity in the destination starting with the club house
facility and are planning to deliver two apartments buildings in 2017.

Real Estate segment revenue reached EGP 214.1 million vs. EGP 397.1 million in
9M 2014. Total deferred revenue from real estate that is yet to be recognized
until 2018 has increased by 118% to reach EGP 641.3 million in 9M 2015 versus
EGP 294.4 million in 9M 2014.

Hotels segment continue its healthy performance with revenues increasing by
14.4% reaching EGP 440.4 million (9M 2014: EGP 385.1 million) despite the
ongoing bans on Taba.

Continued hotel refurbishments, coupled with the reviewed contracting strategy
introduced in 2014 and the opening of new food and beverage outlets across El
Gouna  and Makadi hotels, led to a 24.2% increase in TRevPAR values in 9M 2015
over 9M 2014.

Makadi hotels sustained their positive performance, recording a 106% growth in
gross operating profits (GOP) in 3Q 2015 over 3Q 2014. This positive performance
came further to OHM takeover of the hotels' management in February 2015. The
hotels achieved a GOP of EGP 20 million, representing a 144% increase in 9M 2015
vs. 9M 2014.

However, the segment result was negatively affected by the ongoing bans in Taba
Heights along with the increase of service charge and utility tariffs imposed by
the Government. Hotels' EBITDA declined by EGP 34.7 million in 9M 2015 compared
to 9M 2014 due to foreign exchange losses and one off tax provisions.
Nevertheless, we are continuing with our cost cutting measures, whereby in Taba
Heights, we have downsized operations, shutting down 5 hotels and are only
keeping Sofitel hotel open with 442 rooms. In the 9M 2015, net losses generated
from Taba Heights hotels alone amounted to EGP 27 million. We have also taken
some active measures to increase the efficiency of the segment and have turned
79 rooms of Ocean view hotel in El Gouna into residential units to be sold. By
the end of the period, OHD operated a total of 5,955 hotel rooms.

Outlook for FY 2015

Land Segment
We are continuing with our land bank monetization strategy bringing in potential
investors to invest in value adding projects in our destinations.

Real Estate
We are planning to introduce a new rental management program with the Water Side
Condos new project planned to be launched in El Gouna  during 4Q 2015. The
project will include a sellable inventory of USD 30 million. We are also
progressing with the construction activity that started in Makadi and Fayoum
destinations.

Hotels
On track with the construction of Ancient Sands hotel in El Gouna, and Byoum
hotel in El Fayoum , planned to open by end of 1Q 2016. The extent of the impact
expected on our hotels operations post the recent events in Sharm El Sheikh is
still unclear. Although the Group's portfolio does not include hotels in Sharm
El Sheikh, yet, the Russian market represented 37% of Makadi's guests in 1H
2015. Accordingly, we are planning to compensate this lost business from other
source markets until the situation returns back to its normal pace. We will also
capitalize on the initiatives that the Egyptian government will be providing to
support the tourism industry and tourism players in the market.

Presentation
The associated presentation can be found on Orascom Hotels and Development's
website www.orascomhd.com under the Investor Relations section along with the
Full Financials

Telephone conference hosted by CI Capital today at 3:00 pm CLT   A telephone
conference for analysts and investors hosted by CI Capital will be held in
English tomorrow at 3:00 pm CET. Chairman and CEO Manal Hussein, CFO Ashraf
Nessim , Chief Hotel Officer Abdelhamid Abouyoussef and Chief Development
Officer Ossama Aboualam will present the 9M 2015 results and will be available
to answer questions. A registration is not required.

Dial-in details are as follows:
* Conference ID:   75424469
* International:   +44 1452 5555 66

A replay of the conference call will be available until 4.00pm GMT on 22
November 2015 with the following dial in details: * Access Code:   75424469
* International Replay:  +44 1452 550 000

About Orascom Hotels and Development (OHD) Orascom Hotels and Development is the
largest subsidiary of Orascom Development Holding. OHD is an integrated
developer of resort towns in Egypt, with a vertically-integrated business model
involving the development of residential units, hotels, and recreational
facilities such as golf courses, town centers, and marinas, in addition to
supporting infrastructure, such as hospitals, schools, and utilities. OHD
currently owns a land bank of 49.4 million square meter and 24 hotels with a
total of 6,036 rooms within three operating destinations. El Gouna, on the
Egyptian Red Sea Coast in Hurghada, Taba Heights, on the Sinai Peninsula and
Makadi in Hurghada. OHD also holds an 87% stake in Tamweel, a financial services
company providing mortgage, leasing, and insurance, among other services.

Contact:
Contact Investor Relations
Sara El Gawahergy  +201002185651
ir@orascomdh.com

Contact Media Relations
media@orascomdh.com

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Language: English

Company:  Orascom Development Holding AG

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