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a-iTrust signs definitive agreements for proposed acquisition of warehouse at Arshiya FTWZ

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Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte. Limited., the Trustee Manager of Ascendas India Trust (“a-iTrust”), is pleased to announce that it has entered into definitive agreements for the proposed acquisition of all of the issued share capital of Anomalous Infra Private Limited, which owns a 0.33 million square feet warehouse at the Arshiya Free Trade Warehousing Zone, Panvel, Navi Mumbai. This is a recently constructed operational warehouse and is being acquired from the Arshiya Group (“Vendor”) as part of the forward purchase agreement executed in July 2019. a-iTrust had acquired six operating warehouses from the Vendor with total leasable area of 0.83 million square feet in February 2018. Similar to these six warehouses, the seventh warehouse will also be leased and operated by a subsidiary of the Vendor for a period of six years. The acquisition of this warehouse is expected to be completed shortly.

The gross acquisition consideration for this seventh warehouse is approximately INR2.15 billion (S$38.7 million). It comprises an upfront payment of INR1.94 billion (S$34.9 million) and an additional deferred consideration of up to INR0.21 billion (S$3.8 million) to be paid over the next four years, upon achievement of certain performance milestones.

Mr. Sanjeev Dasgupta, Chief Executive Officer of the Trustee-Manager said, “The acquisition enables a-iTrust to further expand its presence in the logistics sector. Given the unique benefits offered by the FTWZ logistics segment, we are seeing growing demand in this space and this acquisition puts us in a good position to capitalise on this growth.”

About Ascendas India Trust (www.a-iTrust.com)

Ascendas India Trust (a-iTrust) was listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST) in August 2007 as the first Indian property trust in Asia. Its principal objective is to own income-producing real estate used primarily as business space in India. a-iTrust may also develop and acquire land or uncompleted developments primarily to be used as business space, with the objective of holding the properties upon completion. As at 31 December 2021, a-iTrust’s asset under management stands at S$2.4 billion.

a-iTrust’s portfolio includes seven world-class IT business parks, one logistics park and one data centre development in India, with total completed floor area of 15.0 million square feet spread across Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai. a-iTrust is focused on capitalising on the fast-growing IT industry and logistics/industrial asset classes in India, as well as proactively diversifying into other new economy asset class such as data centres.

a-iTrust is structured as a business trust, offering stable income distributions similar to a real estate investment trust. a-iTrust focuses on enhancing shareholder value by actively managing existing properties, developing vacant land in its portfolio, and acquiring new properties. a-iTrust is managed by Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte. Ltd. The trustee-manager is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore-listed CapitaLand Investment Limited, a leading global real estate investment manager with a strong Asia foothold.

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