Milan, 31 March 2014 – In compliance with the request sent by Consob on 13 September 2012, pursuant to article 114, paragraph 5, of Legislative Decree 58/1998, the following information is provided on Prelios S.p.A. and its Group, as at 28 February 2014.
This press release – released in compliance with the law requirements indicated above - reports preliminary data at 31 December 2013, not yet approved and subject to changes, even significant, in relation to the definition of annual report items and activities still underway.
1) Net Financial Position, with current and non-current items reported separately.
Prelios Group Net Financial Position at 28 February 2014 is negative for 395.5 million euro, compared to -395.6 million euro at January 2014.
Prelios S.p.A. Net Financial Position at 28 February 2014 is negative for 422 million euro, compared to -402.8 million at January 2014.
2) Past due payables, recorded by category (financial, trade, tax, social security and amounts due to employees) and any associated actions by creditors (reminders, injunctions, suspended deliveries, etc.)
Prelios Group past due trade payables total 12.7 million euro (10.5 million euro at January 2014), today reduced to 10.5 million euro following to payment of 2.2 million euro in March.
This situation falls within the scope of the customary business relations with Prelios Group suppliers.
Prelios S.p.A. past due trade payables total 7.2 million euro (6.5 million euro at January 2014), today reduced to 5.7 million euro following to payment of 1.5 million in March.
There are no legal disputes, court proceedings or suspended deliveries associated with the above items. Any payment reminders are part of normal business relations.
There are no past due amounts of a financial or tax nature, or amounts due to social security institutions or to employees..
3) Prelios Group and Prelios S.p.A. dealings with Related Parties:
Dealings with related parties consisting of subsidiary companies of Prelios S.p.A. or joint ventures and its associated companies (“Intragroup Dealings”), and dealings with related parties other than intragroup dealings (“Other Related Parties”), in particular Pirelli & C. S.p.A. and its subsidiaries, are of a trade and financial nature, falling within normal business operations, and are at arm’s length. There are no atypical and/or unusual transactions.
It should also be noted that Prelios Group consolidates (on a line-by-line basis or with the equity method) about 200 companies (which will be reduced to about 120, following the completion of the sale of the portfolio DGAG), most of which are minorities, valuated using the equity method, booked under item “Earnings from equity investments”. In order to have monthly data, it would therefore be necessary to implement a chain of processes involving all the companies in question, with an enormous outlay of resources and high costs, which would provide information of limited significance, when considering the business cycle of the real estate sector which updates valuations on a quarterly or half-yearly basis.
It should therefore be noted that the preliminary disclosure concerning the dealings with associated companies, joint ventures and other companies of Prelios Group as well as Prelios S.p.A. subsidiaries, relating to December 2013, reported below, is compared with the data that refer to last 30 September 2013. This is due to the fact that the Group’s internal invoicing cycle is essentially quarterly and no significant accounting provisions are made with subsidiary and associated companies in the intervening months. This especially affects operating Revenues and Costs, Financial Income and Charges, current Trade Receivables and Payables, which are items that do not therefore vary significantly in the intervening months.
The Financial Reporting Officer of Prelios S.p.A., Mr. Marco Andreasi, attests – pursuant to Art. 154-bis, paragraph 2 of the Financial Markets Consolidation Act (Italian Legislative Decree 58/1998) – that the accounting disclosures contained in this press release correspond to the contents of the documents, registers and accounts of the Company.
For further information:
Prelios Press Office Tel. +39/02/6281.33549
Prelios Investor Relations Tel. +39/02/6281.1