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Eastern Property Holdings Limited (EPH) : Q1 2014 Trading Update

May 25, 2014

Eastern Property Holdings Limited (EPH) / Eastern Property Holdings Limited (EPH) : Q1 2014 Trading Update . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. 26 May 2014, Road Town, Tortola, BVI FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Strong performance of wholly-owned and minority-held rental assets and Company's interest income; Significant RUB weakening against US$ during the 1st quarter of 2014 led to FX loss; As a result, NAV is slightly higher than at 31 December 2013 (based on the real estate valuations done as of 30 November 2013). ASSET UPDATE The Company's focus in 2014 remains on completion of development of the Arbat mixed-use residential, office and retail projects, representing it's largest investment and primary source of value creation in the short to medium term. Arbat 1: Completion (including the Theatre part) is scheduled for the end of 2014; The project is being actively marketed. Arbat 2: Construction is advancing according to plan; Completion is scheduled for Q3 2015. Significant financial events and changes for Q1 2014 are as follows: Income Net Rental Income In the three months ended 31 March 2014, our wholly-owned rental properties generated Net Rental Income of $2.02 million. On a Like for Like (LfL) basis, net rent in Petrovsky Fort increased by 9% mainly due to improved operating efficiency and in Magistral'naya decreased by 6% mainly due to RUB weakening against US$ (as the lease agreement is nominated in RUB). The overall increase in Net Rental Income is 7% compared to the Q1 2013 ($2.02 million vs $1.89 million in Q1 2013). Interest Income The Company generated $1.95 million of interest income in the first three months of 2014 which is approximately at the same level as for the comparable period of 2013 ($ 1.93 million). Expenses Net Foreign Exchange Loss Significant weakening of RUB against US$ during the first three months of 2014 resulted in a $5.35 million foreign exchange loss. For the same period in 2013 the Company recognized a $2.16 million loss. Assets Loans and Receivables EPH's loans and receivables increased from $81.0 million as of 31 December 2013 to $82.87 million as of 31 March 2014 only due to accrual of interest on existing project loans. No new loans were provided during the first three months of 2014. Cash and Cash Equivalents A net reduction of $1.23 million in the Company's cash position in the first three months of 2014 has been primarily due to use of cash to fund Arbat construction and payments under the loan from UniCredit Bank Austria. Accounts Receivable The $3.2 million decrease in accounts receivable is caused by the payment received for the two Arbat apartments sold in December 2013. Assets Under Development (at cost) Assets under development have increased from $101.83 million at 31 December 2013 to $103.32 million at 31 March 2014. The $1.49 million net increase is the result of increased construction spending and weakening of the RUB against the US$. Liabilities Loans from Banks and Others (LT & ST) EPH's debt consists of a loan from UniCredit Bank Austria secured by Petrovsky Fort mortgage, a loan from Jilford Ltd. signed in September 2013 for the purpose of financing Arbat construction and a loan from Valartis Bank (Liechtenstein) AG signed in December 2013. The outstanding balance of the loan from UniCredit Bank Austria at reporting date was $32.20 million, down $0.45 million from $32.65 million at 31 December 2013. The reduction is due to amortization during the first three months of 2014. The loan from Jilford is received through Vakhtangov Place Limited, the Company's 60% joint operation company, therefore only 60% of the loan received is reflected on EPH's balance sheet. During the first three months of 2014 the outstanding balance of the loan remained unchanged at $9.51 million. The loan from Valartis Bank (Liechtenstein) AG was received to fully repay performance fees liability. During the first three months of 2014 the outstanding balance of the loan remained unchanged at $8.52 million. Significant Q1 2014 Income and Expense Items Net Rental Income 31.03.2014 31.03.2013 Change YoY Percent Change YoY -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Petrovsky Fort 1,765,571 1,619,716 145,854 9% Magistral'naya 250,787 267,694 (16,907) -6% ------------------------------------- Total 2,016,358 1,887,411 128,948 7% ------------------------------------- Material YoY changes in 31.03.2014 31.03.2013 Change YoY Income/Expense Items --------------------------------------------------------------- Interest income 1,950,392 1,927,225 23,167 Net foreign exchange (5,347,630) (2,162,136) (3,185,494) loss Significant Q1 2014 Changes in Financial Position Assets 31.03.2014 31.12.2013 Change -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Loans and receivables (LT & ST) 82,863,248 80,995,725 1,867,523 Cash & cash equivalents 5,373,270 6,648,367 (1,275,097) Assets under development 103,319,156 101,833,883 1,485,273 Accounts receivable 591,764 3,807,038 (3,215,274) Liabilities -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Loans from banks and others (LT 50,232,500 50,682,500 (450,000) & ST) Q1 2014 Berlin House and Geneva House Net Rental income Net Rental Income 31.03.2014 31.03.2013 Change YoY Percent Change YoY -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Berlin House 2,790,464 1,622,607 1,167,857 72% Geneva House 3,674,562 3,761,148 (86,586) -2% ---------------------------------------- Total 6,465,026 5,383,755 1,081,271 20% ---------------------------------------- Eastern Property Holdings Ltd. is an SIX Swiss Exchange-listed real estate development and investment company focusing on Russia. The company holds interests in office, residential, retail and parking properties and developments, principally in Moscow and St. Petersburg. EPH is managed by Valartis International Ltd. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valartis Group AG. Additional information on Eastern Property Holdings is available by contacting Anna Bernhart Tel:+41 43 336 8111. EPH - Q1 2014 Trading Update: http://hugin.info/139905/R/1788303/614317.pdf This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Eastern Property Holdings Limited (EPH) via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1788303]


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