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Keller announces sale of property

Posted: 11 May 17

Keller announces that it has sold the freehold of a processing and warehousing facility at Avonmouth, near Bristol, for a cash consideration of £62m.

Keller Group plc (“Keller” or “the Group”), the world’s largest geotechnical contractor, announces that it has sold the freehold of a processing and warehousing facility at Avonmouth, near Bristol, to CSUK1 Holdings Limited and CSUK1 Investments Limited for a cash consideration of £62m.

As previously announced, Keller acquired the property in May 2016 pursuant to a settlement agreement in connection with a contract dispute arising on a project completed in 2008. Since that time, the Group has received around £4m of rental income, which has been treated as an exceptional item.

Most of the proceeds will be used to repay the £48m bank facility raised for the original acquisition of the property.

The property is held on the Group’s balance sheet at a value of £54m. The sale therefore realises a profit of £8m before costs which will be included as an exceptional profit in the Group’s 2017 interim results.

For further information, please contact:

Keller Group plc
James Hind, Finance Director
020 7616 7575
www.keller.co.uk
Finsbury
Gordon Simpson/Theo Hildebrand
020 7251 3801

Notes to Editors:

Keller is the world’s largest geotechnical contractor, providing technically advanced geotechnical solutions to the construction industry. With annual revenue of around £1.8bn, Keller has approximately 10,000 staff world-wide.

Keller is the clear market leader in the US, Canada, Australia and South Africa; it has prime positions in most established European markets and a strong profile in many developing markets.

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