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NEPI ROCKCASTLE PLC - S&P affirms NEPI Rockcastles credit rating at BBB and revises outlook from negative to stable

Release Date: 23/08/2021 17:00
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S&P affirms NEPI Rockcastle’s credit rating at ‘BBB’ and revises outlook from negative to stable

NEPI Rockcastle plc
Incorporated and registered in the Isle of Man
Registered number 014178V
Share code: NRP
(“NEPI Rockcastle” or the “company” or the “Group”)


Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (“S&P”) has reaffirmed NEPI Rockcastle’s credit rating at ‘BBB’ and revised the
outlook from negative to stable on anticipated operational recovery.

The rating reflects the S&P’s view that the company’s operating performance will continue to stabilise with improving
footfall numbers and tenants’ sales as economic activity recovers in CEE, thanks to the quality of the Group’s assets and
limited competition. The revised outlook was underpinned by stable occupancy level, high rent collection rates and
increasing footfall despite the continuously challenging environment. Moreover, the Group’s credit metrics are robust,
with measures taken by NEPI Rockcastle to support its conservative capital structure. The improving macroeconomic
fundamentals will contribute to maintaining a stable leverage in the upcoming future, with the Group’s liquidity and
funding profiles expected to remain solid.

“The revision of the rating outlook from negative to stable reconfirms the robustness of our business model and its
flexibility, even in highly demanding circumstances, and recognises our efforts throughout the recent period. Since the
beginning of Covid-19 pandemic, we continued the smooth and safe running of our operations and ensured adequate
levels of liquidity and capital. The improving footfall and tenant sales, the high occupancy rate (currently 95.6%) and
collection rate (94% for H1 2021 and 99% for 2020) point to a quick recovery.” – Mirela Covasa, CFO.

The report issued by S&P is available on the company’s website:

This announcement is for information purposes only.

For further information please contact:

NEPI Rockcastle plc
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23 August 2021

Date: 23-08-2021 05:00:00
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