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Update on Poland

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Globalworth Real Estate Inv Ltd
28 February 2018

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28 February 2018

Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited

("Globalworth" or the "Company")

Update on Poland

Globalworth is pleased to reference an update made by Griffin Premium RE.. N.V. ("GPRE"), its investment in Poland in which the Company has a 71.7% shareholding.  On 27 February 2018, GPRE announced a number of strategic initiatives following a meeting of GPRE's board of directors, notably:

·     GPRE is being rebranded as Globalworth Poland, and will be renamed as Globalworth Poland Real Estate N.V.

·     GPRE has announced its intention for a capital raise of €400m to fund further expansion in Poland.  Following the purchase of three high-quality office properties for €160m in December 2017 (West Gate in Wroclaw, Tryton Business House in Gdansk and A4 Business Park in Katowice), GPRE is currently in advanced negotiations for further acquisitions with an aggregate consideration of around €300 million.

·     New nominations for GPRE's board of directors have also been made. It is proposed that Mr Norbert Sasse, CEO of Growthpoint Properties (Growthpoint), and Mr George Muchanya, Growthpoint's Head of Corporate Strategy, are appointed to the GPRE board.

These matters will be presented at GPRE's forthcoming Annual Meeting.

Dimitris Raptis, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Globalworth, comments: "Globalworth strives to contribute to Poland's leading position in the CEE real estate market. We have chosen the country as the core market for our expansion in CEE due to its size, liquidity, bright economic prospects, and the outstanding potential to invest in a fast-growing office real estate market. Seeing the continuous and increasing flow of foreign direct investment and demand for modern office space in recent years, we believe this is the premier destination for us to develop as the leader of the office market in the region.  We enter Poland with a committed, long-term investment strategy, advancing our ambition to become the first-choice partner for globally acclaimed corporates establishing and expanding their business in this part of Europe."

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Andrew Cox                                                                                                                     Tel: +44 20 3026 4027

Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Development  

Jefferies (Joint Broker)                                                                                               Tel: +44 20 7029 8000

Stuart Klein

Panmure Gordon (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)                            Tel: +44 20 7886 2500

Andrew Potts

Milbourne (Public Relations)                                                                                   Tel: +44 7903 802545

Tim Draper

About Globalworth / Note to Editors: 

Globalworth is an AIM-listed real estate company active in Central and Eastern Europe.  It has become the leading office investor in the Romanian real estate market and now has established a significant platform in Poland, through a 72% shareholding in Griffin Premium R.E.. N.V. (GPRE), a pure-play Polish real estate platform listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.  Globalworth acquires, develops and directly manages high-quality office and logistics/light-industrial real estate assets in prime locations, through which it benefits from a strong rental income profile from high quality tenants from around the globe. Managed by approximately 110 professionals across Romania and Poland, the combined value of its portfolio is €1.8 billion, of which over 90% is in income-producing assets, predominately in the office sector, and leased to some 440 national and multinational corporates from 28 countries and 37 different sectors. In Romania, Globalworth is present in Bucharest, Timisoara and Pitesti, whilst assets in Poland span Warsaw, Wroclaw, Lodz, Krakow, Gdansk and Katowice.  For more information, please refer to



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