(38.29% of share capital through EXOR S.A.)

The key consolidated income figures for the Almacantar Group for the first half ended June 30, 2015 are as follows:

£ million Half I 2015 Half I 2014 Change
Net property income 8.0 9.3 (1.3)
Profit attributable to owners of the parent 1.8 1.1 0.7

Net property income has decreased by £1.3 million, or 14%, to £8.0 million from the first half of the prior year (£9.3 million). Commercial rental income at Centre Point has ceased following the start of refurbishment in January 2015. As Marble Arch Tower moves towards a possible future start on site, rental income for this property has reduced as commercial tenants are retained on shorter term leases at reduced rates.

In the first half of 2015, Almacantar has incurred additional pre-development capital expenditure for Marble Arch Tower and costs for refurbishment works for Centre Point and the successful submission of the revised planning application for the Marble Arch Tower/Edgware Road scheme. Analysis has also begun to explore future redevelopment options available for 125 Shaftesbury Avenue with professional fee expenditure incurred during 2015.

The key consolidated balance sheet figures for the Almacantar Group at June 30, 2015 are as follows

£ million 6/30/2015
Investment property   (a)  769.4 741.6 27.8
Net debt (168.1) (146.5) (21.6)
(a) Excluding headlease asset.

The carrying amount of the investment property portfolio has increased reflecting additional pre-development capital expenditure for Centre Point, Marble Arch Tower and 125 Shaftesbury Avenue.

Net debt has increased by £21.6 million to £168.1 million with additional debt funding of £15.1 million drawn from the construction facility to fund refurbishment costs for Centre Point.

Share capital was increased in June following the issue of additional shares at a nominal amount of £38.1 million plus premium of £2.0 million. The amount of share capital not yet called for payment is £19.0 million.

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