Klövern establishes a commercial paper program and adjusts financial goals

2015-06-04

Klövern has established a commercial paper program with a framework amount of SEK 1,500 million. The time to maturity for the commercial papers is a maximum of 364 days.

“The commercial paper program broadens Klövern’s funding and creates increased flexibility in debt and liquidity management”, says Klövern’s Head of Finance Jens Andersson.

Arranger of the program is Swedbank and the Dealers are Swedbank and Danske Bank.

Klövern’s board of directors has also decided to adjust two financial goals upwards towards even higher financial strength. The target for the interest coverage ratio is raised to at least 2.0 from a previous goal of at least 1.5. During the first quarter of 2015 the interest coverage ratio amounted to 2.3. A new goal is set that the adjusted equity ratio shall amount to 40 per cent in the long term. That goal replaces the target that the equity ratio shall be at least 30 per cent. On 31 March 2015 the adjusted equity ratio amounted to 36.7 per cent whereas the equity ratio was 31.9 per cent.

Klövern’s definitions of the two types of equity ratio are as follows.

Equity ratio: Reported equity in relation to reported total assets at the end of the period.

Equity ratio, adjusted: Reported equity adjusted for the value of derivatives, goodwill and deferred tax liabilities exceeding 5 per cent of the difference between taxable value and fair value of the properties in relation to reported total assets adjusted for goodwill at the end of the period.

Klövern AB (publ)

For additional information:
Rutger Arnhult, CEO, +46 70-458 24 70, rutger.arnhult@staging-wwwklovernse.wp4.triggerfish.cloud
Lars Norrby, IR, +46 76-777 38 00, lars.norrby@staging-wwwklovernse.wp4.triggerfish.cloud

Klövern is a real estate company committed to working closely with customers to offer them efficient premises in Swedish growth regions. As of 31 March 2015, the value of the properties totaled SEK 31.0 billion and the rental value on an annual basis was SEK 3.0 billion. Klövern is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For further information, see www.staging-wwwklovernse.wp4.triggerfish.cloud.

Klövern AB (publ), Bredgränd 4, 111 30 Stockholm. Phone: +46 8-400 500 50. E-mail: info@staging-wwwklovernse.wp4.triggerfish.cloud.

This information is such that Klövern AB (publ) is obliged to disclose under the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was made available for publication on 4 June 2015.