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Supermarket Inc REIT - Acquisition of a Tesco store and new loan facility

RNS Number : 0915U
Supermarket Income REIT PLC
27 July 2020


(the "Company")

LEI: 2138007FOINJKAM7L537

acquisition of a tesco supermarket and new loan facility

Supermarket Income REIT (LSE: SUPR), the UK supermarket real estate investment trust providing secure, inflation-protected, long income from grocery property in the UK, announces the acquisition of the Tesco Extra in Newmarket, Suffolk, from Standard Life Pooled Pension Property Fund for £61.0 million (excluding acquisition costs), reflecting a net initial yield of 4.6%.

Tesco has a long history of trading from this prominent 9-acre site which was originally developed in the 1980s and completely rebuilt in 2016.

The site comprises a 68,000 sq ft net sales area Tesco Extra with a 12-pump petrol filling station, 654 parking spaces and purpose-built online fulfilment distribution docks, supporting Tesco's online grocery business across the region. It is being acquired with an unexpired lease term of 16 years with annual, upward-only, RPI-linked rent reviews (subject to a 5% cap and 0% floor).

The Company has also arranged a new revolving credit facility ("RCF") of £60.0 million with Wells Fargo. This secured, interest-only, RCF has an initial five-year term and two further one-year extension options. Once drawn, the RCF has a margin of 2.0% above 3-month Libor which is currently equivalent to a total cost of c.2.1%. The RCF also includes a £100 million uncommitted accordion option, exercisable at any time over the term of the facility.

Ben Green Director of Atrato Capital, the Investment Adviser to Supermarket Income REIT, said: "This modern Tesco Extra is a great addition to our growing portfolio of omnichannel stores. The property has attractive lease terms, strong fundamentals and is a key online grocery fulfilment hub for Tesco supporting both home delivery and click and collect.

"We are also delighted to have secured Wells Fargo as a new lender to Supermarket Income REIT. Our new facility provides us with very competitively priced, seven-year funding with room to grow to support the Company's future investment requirements".



Atrato Capital Limited                                                                  +44 (0)20 3790 8087

Ben Green

Steve Windsor

Steve Noble


Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited                                                    +44 (0)20 7710 7600

Mark Young

Matt Blawat




Jeremy Carey (jeremy.carey@tavistock.co.uk)                       +44 (0)78 3673 4625

James Whitmore (james.whitmore@tavistock.co.uk)           +44 (0)77 4093 1042



Supermarket Income REIT plc (LSE: SUPR) is a real estate investment trust dedicated to investing in grocery properties which are an essential part of the UK's feed the nation infrastructure. The Company focuses on grocery stores which are omnichannel, fulfilling online and in-person sales. All of the Company's 17 properties are let to leading UK supermarket operators, diversified by both tenant and geography.

The Company provides investor with attractive, long-dated, secure, inflation-linked, growing income with the potential for capital appreciation over the longer term and targeting a 7% to 10% p.a total shareholder return over the medium term(1). The Company has increased its dividend target in line with UK RPI inflation each year

The Company's ordinary shares were admitted to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Specialist Fund Segment, on 21 July 2017.

Atrato Capital is the Company's Investment Adviser.

Further information is available on the Company's website www.supermarketincomereit.com

(1)   There is no certainty that these illustrative projections will be achieved




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