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Update on disposal of retail parks portfolio

06.05.2020

Hammerson plc

6 May 2020

 This announcement contains inside information

On 23 April 2020, Hammerson plc (“Hammerson”) announced that Orion European Real Estate Fund V (“Orion”) had notified the company that it did not intend to complete on the sale of a portfolio of seven retail parks (the “Transaction”), despite exchanging unconditional contracts on 20 February 2020.

In accordance with the terms of the SPA, Hammerson served notice to complete on Orion specifying that completion must occur by no later than 6 May 2020. Following close of business on 5 May 2020, Orion notified Hammerson that it had resolved not to complete on the 6 May 2020. Hammerson will now terminate the SPA and access the £21 million deposit which has been held in escrow by its solicitors.

The announcement above has also been released on the SENS system of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Investor Contact
Josh Warren, Head of Investor Relations
Tel: +44 20 7887 1053
josh.warren@hammerson.com

Press Contacts
Hammerson
Catrin Sharp, Head of Corporate Communications
Tel: +44 20 7887 1063
catrin.sharp@hammerson.com 

Bryn Woodward, Media Relations Manager
Tel: +44 20 7887 1983
bryn.woodward@hammerson.com

FTI Consulting (for Hammerson)
Dido Laurimore
Tel: +44 20 3727 1000
Dido.Laurimore@FTIConsulting.com

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