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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
18 December 2020
LSE share code: HMSO / JSE share code: HMN
Hammerson plc (“Hammerson” or the “Company”) announces its intention to seek admission of its entire issued ordinary share capital (the “Ordinary Shares”) to the secondary listing segment of the Official List of the Irish Stock Exchange plc, trading as Euronext Dublin (“Euronext Dublin”) and to trading on the main market for listed securities of Euronext Dublin (“Main Market”) (together “Admission”).
The Company is seeking a secondary listing given the importance and scale of its investor base and operations in continental Europe and the Republic of Ireland. The Company owns and manages flagship destinations valued as at 30 June 2020 at £1.2bn in France and £0.8bn in Ireland in addition to significant City Quarters development opportunities in Dublin. Alongside its directly managed portfolio, Hammerson also has exposure to Value Retail destinations outside of the UK including La Valleé in Paris and La Roca in Barcelona. Furthermore, as at 23 November 2020, around 27% of Hammerson’s share capital held by institutional investors is held by investors based in the European Economic Area (excluding the UK). A secondary listing on Euronext Dublin will enable the Company to maintain an efficient holding structure across its portfolio and guarantee an EU equivalent trading venue for Hammerson’s shares.
The Company announces that it has published a summary document (the “Summary Document”) in connection with the Admission. The Summary Document is not a prospectus and has not been approved by the Central Bank of Ireland or any other regulatory authority.
It is expected that Admission will become effective and that unconditional dealings in the Ordinary Shares on the Main Market will commence at 8.00 a.m. on 23 December 2020. The Ordinary Shares are, and will remain, admitted to the premium segment of the Official List maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority (the “UK Official List”) and to trading on the main market for listed securities operated by the London Stock Exchange plc (the “London Stock Exchange”). The Ordinary Shares are also the subject of a secondary inward listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and will remain listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange following Admission.
The Company is not raising any new funds or issuing any new shares in connection with Admission. No shares will be offered or marketed to the public in Ireland, the UK or elsewhere in connection with Admission. The Company’s ticker on Euronext Dublin will be ‘HMSO’ and the Company’s ticker on the London Stock Exchange will remain as ‘HMSO’, both with an ISIN of GB00BK7YQK64. On Admission, there will be 4,057,298,174 Ordinary Shares in issue.
A copy of the Summary Document relating to the Admission will be made available in electronic form on the Company’s website www.hammerson.com/investors.
The announcement above has also been released on the SENS system of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Josh Warren, Hammerson, Head of Investor Relations
Tel: +44 20 7887 1053
Catrin Sharp, Head of Corporate Communications
Tel: +44 20 7887 1063
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