Orascom Development Holding AG: through its largest subsidiary in Egypt, Orascom Development Egypt (ODE), to enter into a partnership with New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) to develop 1,000 feddan (approx. 4.2 million sqm) in West Cairo, marking its first foray into the First Home Market.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Orascom Development Holding AG / Key word(s): Miscellaneous/Miscellaneous

10-Apr-2018 / 06:58 CET/CEST
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Press Release

Orascom Development Holding (ODH), through its largest subsidiary in Egypt, Orascom Development Egypt (ODE), to enter into a partnership with New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) to develop 1,000 feddan (approx. 4.2 million sqm) in West Cairo, marking its first foray into the First Home Market.

Altdorf, April 10, 2018 - As per the provisions of the Settlement Agreement concluded between Orascom Housing Communities (OHC) and NUCA, Orascom Development Egypt (ODE) will establish a new company to be named «Orascom Real Estate» (ORE). ODE will own 70% of ORE's issued capital and the remaining 30% will be owned by Samih Sawiris.
 

Following its establishment, ORE will enter into a Revenue Share Agreement with NUCA to develop 1,000 feddan (approx. 4.2 million sqm) in West Cairo. As stipulated in the Settlement Agreement, the Revenue Share Agreement should be finalized within a period of one month.
 

Once the Revenue Share Agreement is final, ODH will update the market with all relevant information.

About Orascom Development Holding (ODH):

Orascom Development Holding (ODH) is a leading developer of fully integrated destinations that include hotels, private villas and apartments, leisure facilities such as golf courses, marinas and supporting infrastructure. Orascom Development's diversified portfolio of destinations is spread over seven jurisdictions (Egypt, UAE, Oman, Switzerland, Morocco, Montenegro and United Kingdom), with primary focus on touristic destinations. The Group currently operates ten destinations; five in Egypt (El Gouna, Taba Heights, Fayoum Makadi, and Harram City), The Cove in the United Arab Emirates, Jebel Sifah and Hawana Salalah in Oman, Luštica Bay in Montenegro and Andermatt in Switzerland. The shares of Orascom Development Holding (ODH) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.


Contact for Investors:
Sara El Gawahergy
Head of Investor Relations
Tel: +202 246 18961
Tel: +41 418 74 17 11
Email: ir@orascomdh.com

Contact for Media Relations:
Philippe Blangey
Partner
Dynamics Group AG
Tel: +41 432 68 32 35
Email: prb@dynamicsgroup.ch
 

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