Orascom Development Holding AG

EQS-Adhoc: Orascom Development's Holding (ODH) largest subsidiary in Egypt, Orascom Hotels and Development (OHD), signs a CHF 228.67 million debt refinancing package with its banks


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Orascom Development's Holding (ODH) largest subsidiary in Egypt, Orascom Hotels
and Development (OHD), signs a CHF 228.67 million debt refinancing package with
its banks

03.11.2016 / 07:00
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR.


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Press Release

Orascom Development's Holding (ODH) largest subsidiary in Egypt, Orascom Hotels
and Development(OHD),signs a CHF 228.67 million debt refinancing package with
its banks

Altdorf, 3 November 2016 - In line with the Central Bank of Egypt's efforts to
support the tourism industry, Orascom Development Holding is pleased to announce
that its largest subsidiary in Egypt, Orascom Hotels & Development (OHD) signed
a debt refinancing package allowing the company to postpone its principal
payments for the coming 3 years and its interest payments for FY 2016 with an
option to postpone the interest payments for FY 2017. As a result, the balance
sheet of the company will be strengthened and thereby lead to more flexibility
to advancing its projects.

The transaction involves the payment of CHF 33.51 million from the CHF 120.47
million of short term facilities and refinancing the remaining balance of CHF
87.18 million into one 8.5 years' syndicated term loan, in addition to the
payment of CHF 14.91 million from CHF 156.16 million of medium term loans and
the refinancing of the remaining balance of CHF 140.55 million into 7.5 years'
tenor term loans, all under a common terms agreement frame work.

Commercial International Bank Egypt (CIB) acted as the restructuring and
coordinating bank for the transaction, while Banque Misr, National Bank of
Egypt, Ahli United Bank, Ahli Bank of Kuwait, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, HSBC
Bank Egypt and CIB are Syndication Lenders. Medium term Lenders included
Commercial International Bank, HSBC Bank Egypt, Arab African International Bank,
Ahli Bank of Kuwait and Export Development Bank of Egypt. Zaki Hashem & Partners
acted as the sole legal advisor for the transaction.

About Orascom Development Holding

Orascom Development is a leading developer of fully integrated destinations that
include hotels, private villas and apartments, leisure facilities such as golf
courses, marinas and supporting infrastructure. Orascom Development's
diversified portfolio of destinations is spread over eight jurisdictions (Egypt,
UAE, Jordan, Oman, Switzerland, Morocco, Montenegro and United Kingdom), with a
primary focus on touristic destinations. The Group currently operates seven
destinations; three in Egypt El Gouna, Taba Heights and Makadi, The Cove in
United Arab Emirates, Jebel Sifah and Salalah Beach in Oman and Andermatt in
Switzerland. Orascom Development has a dual listing, with a primary listing on
the SIX Swiss Exchange and a secondary listing on the EGX Egyptian Exchange.

Contact for Investors:
Sara El Gawahergy
Head of Investor Relations
Tel: +202 246 18961
Tel: +41 418 74 17 11
Email:ir@orascomdh.com

Contact for Media Relations:
Philippe Blangey
Partner
Dynamics Group AG
Tel: +41 432 68 32 35
Email:prb@dynamicsgroup.ch
 

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Hotels and Development undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
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Language: English

Company:  Orascom Development Holding AG

          Gotthardstraße 12

          6460 Altdorf

          Switzerland

Phone:    +41 41 874 17 17

Fax:      +41 41 874 17 07

E-mail:ir@orascomdh.com

Internet: www.orascomdh.com

ISIN:     CH0038285679

Valor:    A0NJ37

Listed:   SIX Swiss Exchange


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