Jakarta - PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk ("LPKR" or "Company"), Indonesia’s leading real estate company based on total assets and revenue, today announced that a majority of Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (“LMIR Trust” or “LMIRT”) Unitholders that voted supported the acquisition of Lippo Mall Puri from LPKR in a transaction valued at Rp3.5 trillion. This marks an important milestone for both LPKR and LMIRT, of which LPKR is an approximately 32% shareholder. The cash that Lippo Karawaci will raise from this transaction will provide LPKR with additional financial flexibility to continue its growth trajectory.
The remaining steps for completion of the sale to LMIRT will be for LMIRT to complete a rights issue in the coming weeks. The rights issue was also approved by LMIRT’s unitholders. The funds from the rights issue, plus the funds already secured through bank loans and vendor financing, will ensure that that the funding for the acquisition is in place. LPKR will remain a standby buyer of the rights issue and is willing to increase its ownership stake in the REIT to support this transaction if necessary.
LPKR’s new management team continues to reach the milestones it set as part of the Company’s transformation plan. The Lippo Mall Puri sale is a key initiative of the new management team as it will bring in Rp3.5 trillion in revenues from the sale and help contribute to financing the completion of existing projects and that launch of future affordable landed housing developments. Among other key initiatives that management has met in less than two years is the completion of almost all legacy projects, improved balance sheet through a rights issue and refinancing of bonds, and the strengthening of management and governance functions. In addition, the property business has been rejuvenated with strong marketing sales of more than Rp2.5 trillion in 2020, and a target of Rp3.5 trillion in 2021.
About Lippo Karawaci (“LPKR”) (www.lippokarawaci.co.id)
Listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, Lippo Karawaci (“LPKR”) is Indonesia’s leading integrated real estate company with total assets of US$4.0 billion at 30 September 2020. Our core business comprises urban residential developments, lifestyle malls and healthcare. We are also actively involved in integrated developments, hospitality, township development and management, as well as asset management services.
Currently, the Company has a presence in 40 cities, and is a leading Indonesian property developer with 1,416 ha of landbank ready for development. Through our two publicly listed subsidiaries, PT Lippo Cikarang Tbk, and PT Gowa Makassar Tourism Development Tbk, of which LPKR owns 84.0% and 62.7% respectively, LPKR develops and operates urban developments at Lippo Cikarang in Bekasi and at Tanjung Bunga in Makassar. Additionally, LPKR owns 55.4% of PT Siloam International Hospitals Tbk, Indonesia’s leading private hospitals network, with 39 hospitals across 24 cities nationwide.
LPKR also has an ownership stake in Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust, a listed REIT in Singapore with US$1.6bn of assets under management at 30 September 2020.
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Head of Investor Relations
Danang Kemayan Jati
Vice President, Head of Corporate Communications
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