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OUE C-Reit to buy majority stake in One Raffles Place for S$1b-S$1.1b

OUE Commercial Reit (OUE C-Reit) said it is acquiring an effective stake of 61.16-67.95 per cent in One Raffles Place for S$1 billion-S$1.1 billion from its sponsor OUE Limited.

This will be done through an indirect acquisition of a 75 to 83.33 per cent interest in OUB Centre Limited (OUBC), the registered owner of the property that owns 81.5 per cent beneficial interest in the property.

When the acquisition is completed, OUE C-Reit's portfolio will exceed S$3 billion.

The sale and purchase agreement was entered between the Reit's trustee and the sponsor. Under the agreement, OUE C-Reit will acquire the entire issued share capital of Beacon Property Holdings Pte Ltd, a wholly owned unit of OUE that holds shares in OUBC.