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16.11.2021 – 06:55

Atrium European Real Estate Limited

EANS-News: Atrium European Real Estate Limited
Nine months 2021 Results full highlights

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Company Information/Quarterly Report

St Helier Jersey / Channel Islands -
                            Nine months 2021 Results
Jersey, 16 November 2021, Atrium European Real Estate Limited (VSE/Euronext:
ATRS), (the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, "Atrium" or the
"Group"), an owner and operator of shopping centres and residential for rent
properties in Central Europe, reports its financial results for the nine months
ended 30 September 2021 and provides an update on its operations and on its
residential for rent diversification strategy.

Business overview year to date

* Centres were fully operational during Q3 2021 (approximately 99% of GLA),
  presenting a solid recovery over the summer and trending towards pre Covid-19
  levels
* Continued positive momentum of operational performance
* Tenant sales and footfall in September strengthened to 92% and 81% of 2019
  levels
* 9M 2021 tenant sales and footfall were 77% and 69% of 9M 2019 levels, as
  centres were closed approximately 30% of the period
* At the end of October, Russia introduced a QR system to allow vaccinated
  people access to shopping centres and Slovakia reinstated limitations on
  restaurants, cafes, gyms and other leisure activities. These restrictions have
  impacted footfall
* Positive EPRA like for like NRI excluding straight lining of 6.4%, including
  straight lining -4.6%
* As of 15 November 2021, rent collection rate was 90% for Q3 2021 and 94% for
  the nine months
* Progress in diversification into residential for rent
* First two acquisitions in Warsaw and Krakow securing 650 units for EUR53
  million
* Acquisition and development pipeline of further 3,500 units
* Breaking ground in November 2021 on 200 units adjacent to our flagship Atrium
  Promenada centre in Warsaw
* Strong liquidity to support the Company's strategy, with EUR478 million of
  cash and a further EUR300 million of unutilised credit facilities as per 12
  November 2021. Group's net LTV at 27%

Key financial figures for the period

In EURm                    9M 2021             9M 2020         CHANGE % / ppt
Net rental income
("NRI")                             99.5               106.5       (6.6%)

NRI excluding
straight lining                     91.0                89.0        2.3%

EPRA Like-for-Like
NRI                                 83.0                87.0       (4.6%)

EPRA Like-for-Like
NRI excluding                       76.9                72.3        6.4%
straight lining

EBITDA                              83.0                91.9       (9.7%)

Company adjusted
EPRA earnings
                                    40.0                56.3       (29.0%)


In EURm                          9M 2021             9M 2020   CHANGE % / ppt
Company adj. EPRA
earnings excl.                      31.7                38.7       (18.2%)
straight line

Operating margin
(%)                                 92.5                90.0        2.5%

Occupancy rate (%)*                 92.2                92.3       (0.1%)

Collection (%)**                    94.0                   -          -

EPRA NRV per share
(in EUR)*                           4.11                4.25       (0.14)


* As at 30/9/2021 and 31/12/2020 respectively
** Collection as of November 15, 2021

* Group NRI was EUR99 million, down 6.6% or EUR7 million year on year primarily
  due to Covid-19 restrictions on operations, net straight line of tenant
  support (non-cash) and non-core asset disposals as part of the portfolio
  rotation strategy
* EBITDA decreased by 10% primarily due to the decrease in NRI
* Company adjusted EPRA earnings decreased by 29% due to the impact of Covid-19
  and the costs associated with the hybrid notes issued in May 2021
* Occupancy stable at 92.2% compared to year-end 2020; potential upside in 2022
  as operations stabilise and shopping centres remain open
* EPRA NRV per share as of 30 September 2021 was slightly lower at EUR4.11 due
  to dividend distributions


Dividend

* 2.6% of shareholders opted to receive scrip dividend in Q3 2021, resulting in
  an issuance of 225,883 shares and cash dividend payment of c. EUR26 million
* In relation to the Q4 2021 dividend, we refer to the press releases published
  on August 2, 2021 and October 18, 2021. Additional information will be set out
  in a shareholder circular which is expected to be published by the Company in
  November 2021.


Liad Barzilai, Chief Executive Officer of Atrium Group, commented: "The third
quarter of 2021 saw a return to more normal trading, with all of our centres
open for the whole period. Although the nine-month reporting period was still
affected by the impact of government-imposed shutdowns earlier in the year, we
have been encouraged by the speed at which footfall and sales have improved as
restrictions were lifted. We remain conscious of the risks that COVID-19 can
present and will proactively address them in each geography as they
materialise."

"We have made good progress in executing our residential diversification
strategy during the period which led to us signing our first residential deals,
with the EUR53 million acquisitions of 650 units across two properties in Warsaw
and Krakow in October. Our densification project at Atrium Promenada is also
underway, with plans in place to develop approximately 2,000 homes on a site
adjacent to our shopping centre in the coming years. Permits for the first phase
of 200 units have been received and we are breaking ground during November. This
forms part of our pipeline of 3,500 units across Poland in different planning,
development and acquisition phases. We are excited about the progress we have
made in recent months and it puts us on target to achieve our goal of more than
5,000 units by 2025."

Merger offer from Gazit Globe

* This press release concerns the business of Atrium. For information regarding
  Gazit Globe's proposal, please read the ad hocs which were published earlier
  this year on August 2 [https://aere.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/
  20210802_Atrium_proposal_from_Gazit_ENG.pdf] and October 18 [https://aere.com/
  wp-content/uploads/2021/10/20211018_Atrium_merger_announcement_adhoc_ENG.pdf]
  and the circular which will be published in the coming weeks


Further information can be found on the Company's website www.aere.com or for
analysts:

Molly Katz: mkatz@aere.com

Press & shareholders:
FTI Consulting Inc.: +44 (0)20 3727 1000
Richard Sunderland / Claire Turvey / Andrew Davis: atrium@fticonsulting.com
[atrium@fticonsulting.com]

For the Q3 2021 results presentation see: https://aere.com/financial-result/
[https://aere.com/financial-result/]

About Atrium European Real Estate
Atrium is a leading owner, operator and redeveloper of shopping centres and
retail real estate in Central Europe. Atrium specializes in locally dominant
food, fashion and entertainment shopping centres in the best urban locations.
Atrium owns 26 properties with a total gross leasable area of over 809,000 sqm
and with a total market value of approximately EUR2.5 billion. These properties
are located in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Russia, and with the
exception of one, are all managed by Atrium's internal team of retail real
estate professionals. In February 2020 Atrium announced a strategy to diversify
its portfolio by investing in and managing residential for rent real estate,
with a primary focus on Poland, where it already has secured over 650 units.

The Company is established as a closed-end investment company incorporated and
domiciled in Jersey and regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission as
a certified Jersey listed fund, and is listed on both the Vienna Stock Exchange
and the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange. Appropriate professional advice
should be sought in the case of any uncertainty as to the scope of the
regulatory requirements that apply by reason of the above regulation and
listings. All investments are subject to risk. Past performance is no guarantee
of future returns. The value of investments may fluctuate. Results achieved in
the past are no guarantee of future results.





Further inquiry note:
For further information:
FTI Consulting Inc.:
+44 (0)20 3727 1000
Richard Sunderland
Claire Turvey
Richard.sunderland@fticonsulting.com

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issuer:       Atrium European Real Estate Limited
              Seaton Place 11-15
              UK-JE4 0QH  St Helier Jersey / Channel Islands
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