Carrefour SA

07/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/10/2019 10:54

Carrefour sells its stake in real estate company Cargo Property Assets

Carrefour today announced the signing of agreements to sell the entire share capital of Cargo Property Assets to Argan, a listed property company specializing in logistics real estate.

This operation will contribute to achieving the objective of the Carrefour 2022 plan of divesting 500 million euros of non-strategic real estate assets. Cargo Property Assets, founded in 2016, is dedicated to the Group's logistics real estate in France. The company, which is 32% owned by Carrefour group, alongside co-investor partners, owns about one-third of the Group's distribution centers in France. Carrefour manages Cargo and is its leading shareholder. The transaction would be based on a valuation of the real estate assets held by Cargo Property Assets of 900 million euros, transfer tax excluded. Carrefour would therefore receive a remuneration equivalent to about 290 million euros, about 80% of which in cash and 20% in Argan stock. Carrefour would hold about 5% of Argan's share capital. The completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of Argan shareholders and other customary conditions. It is expected to be effective by the end of 2019.

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