2 May 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

Special Investment Fund eQ Finnish Real Estate (AIF) has acquired five properties from Citycon Oyj for a total value of approximately 74 million euros. The properties comprise of some 47 000 sq.m. of leasable area. Three of the properties are located in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, one in Tampere region and one in Turku region. The lead tenants are Ruokakesko Oy and Tokmanni Oy.

“The transaction meets perfectly with the fund’s strategy to invest in stable and predictable rental cash flow in sustainable commercial locations. Most of the value of the acquired portfolio comes from the long lease grocery-anchored properties in Helsinki and Espoo”, notes Samuel Granvik, Investment Director at eQ and the responsible fund manager of eQ Finnish Real Estate.

The value of the investment portfolio of eQ Finnish Real Estate, which started investment activities in December 2014, increases to over 250 million euros. The fund now owns 17 commercial properties in the strongest regional and national growth centres in Finland.

Special Investment Fund eQ Finnish Real Estate (AIF) invests in Finnish commercial real estate. The fund is open for new investors quarterly and semi-annually for redemptions. The fund aims for a 6% annual distribution and 7-10% total annual return. The fund has returned 9.6% p.a. since inception.

Helsinki 2 May 2016

eQ Asset Management Ltd

Further information:

Tero Estovirta, Head of Real Estate Investments, eQ Asset Management Ltd, tel. +358 50 593 6194 / tero.estovirta(at)eQ.fi