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PRESS RELEASE 2017

13th of June 2017 : Two golden prizes for Posnania at ICSC Solal Marketing Awards

A flagship investment of Apsys in Poland, Posnania, won two gold Solal statuettes during the ICSC Solal Marketing Awards gala in Vienna. Two campaigns – the grand opening of Posnania and a brand awareness project – gained the jury’s highest recognition. ICSC Solal Marketing Awards is the most important competition in the retail industry.

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18th of May 2017 : Apsys’ next creations are shaping the retail of tomorrow

On the occasion of the Siec retail real estate exhibition, Apsys is unveiling something new and rich! An ultra-creative concept with a generous customer experience, Muse is the must-see event of this autumn in Metz. The active shopping resorts Steel in Saint Etienne and Eden in Servon will see construction starting very soon. Finally, Neyrpic, a vibrant place at the heart of a former factory, will be taking place of honour at this fair!

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23rd of February 2017 : Steel’s aluminium mantilla, designed by Studio Joran Briand Associés, will be presented at the Biennale Internationale Design

On the occasion of the Biennale Internationale Design, taking place from 9 March to 9 April 2017 in Saint-Etienne, France, the design studio Joran Briand Associés will present as part of an exhibition at the Saint-Etienne Tourist Office: the Steel shopping-centre development featuring spectacular architecture, led by Apsys, and the aluminium mantilla structure specially created for this project.

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27th of January 2017 : Posnania and Apsys Polska Awarded

The Jury of the “CEE Retail Awards 2016” rewarded Posnania as the best shopping centre of 2016. Moreover, Apsys Polska won in the category “Retail Developer of the Year”. This is the 4th prize for Posnania and the 7th award for Apsys in recognition of its development activity conducted in the last three years (2014-2016).

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PRESS RELEASE 2016

2nd of june 2016: Apsys creates a Group CEO role, carried out by Fabrice Bansay, current CEO for Poland

Thanks to its exclusive positioning and new property development model, Apsys has experienced significant growth over the last few years. In order to further improve the performance of its assets and the strength of its projects, Apsys is creating a Group CEO role, carried out by Fabrice Bansay.

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24th of may 2016: The ICSC awards Beaugrenelle once more, this time at the international level

Already awarded “Best European Shopping Centre”, Beaugrenelle Paris has once again been honoured by the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centres) on May 22nd, at the VIVA Awards in Las Vegas which commemorate the most iconic achievements in the realm of global commercial real estate.

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23th of may 2016: The only place of its kind – Manufaktura’s 10th Anniversary

For the last 10 years Manufaktura has been considered the symbol and one of the most popular places in Lodz, Poland. This building complex – unique in European scale – is still highly appreciated by experts and judges of many significant architectural, tourist and business competitions. For the whole last decade Manufaktura has been also a place of important cultural, sport and entertaining events.

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9th of march 2016: Mipim 2016 : Take a look on Apsys’ iconic projects

Creating iconic places since 20 years, Apsys continuously seeks new ways of combining urban and commercial creativity in collaboration with the most visionary of architects and designers. On the occasion of the Mipim, let’s take a look Apsys’ upcoming creations in Paris, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne, Metz and Poznan (Poland).

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12th of february 2016: Vill’Up works start again !

Construction on Vill’Up, the destination for shopping and fun, resumes, with a planned opening in autumn of 2016!

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28th of January 2016: Again a triple win for Apsys Polska at the CEE Retail Real Estate Awards!

For the 4th consecutive year, Apsys Polska was awarded the CEE Retail Real Estate Awards with, again, three awards: ‘Best Company of the Year 2015 « , the » Best Manager of the Year « (for the 4th year), the price « Developer of the year » (for the 3rd consecutive year)!

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PRESS RELEASE 2015

18th November 2015: Vill’Up ouvrira à l’automne 2016 avec un mix shopping & fun exceptionnel

Apsys annonces the resumption of Vill’Up’s works. Vill’Up will open during fall 2016, with an exceptionnal retail mix : spectacular leisures, trendy brands and designer labels, new concepts and flavours of the world. The commercialisation rate has reached 97%.

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3rd November 2015: Apsys named developer of the year in CEE for the 2nd consecutive year!

For the second consecutive year, Apsys Poland has been named the best developer in Central and Eastern Europe at the 5th annual edition of „CEE Investment & Green Building Awards”. The company received the award in recognition for its outstanding results and flagship retail investment on the Polish market – Posnania.

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20th of August 2015: Fire on Vill’Up worksite

For an as-yet-unknown reason a fire broke out during the night of 19/20 August around 2.30 am in the fourth span of the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie (currently vacant) that hosts Vill’Up worksite, scheduled to open this fall.

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7th of May 2015: Apsys becomes the manager of Focus Mall S.C. in Rybnik!

The company Apsys Polska S.A. was appointed by Union Investment to be the manager of Focus Mall Rybnik. The shopping centre, located in the very heart of Rybnik, will be 21st retail facility in Apsys’ management portfolio.

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21st of April 2015: ICSC European Awards 2015: Beaugrenelle is awarded the Best European Shopping Centre!

Beaugrenelle receives the Best European Shopping Centre award in the « New developments large » category: a supreme recognition! This highly prestigious trophy is a diamond in the crown of Beaugrenelle, already a high-performing and award-winning destination. This is the second time that Apsys is awarded an ICSC European Award, after Manufaktura in 2008.

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13th of February 2015: On the occasion of Mipim, let’s zoom in on 3 emblematic Apsys projects: Vill’Up, Posnania and Muse

More than ever, the sun will rise in the East in 2015 for Apsys! With Vill’Up in eastern Paris, Muse in Metz and Posnania in Poznan, Poland — all three under construction — Apsys actively pursues its strategy of developing innovative places and creating emotional connections with customers.

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PRESS RELEASE 2014

20 November 2014: MAPIC 2014: Beaugrenelle, once again rewarded by the profession!

Beaugrenelle has again been rewarded! On the occasion of Mapic 2014, Mapic Awards Jury designated Beaugrenelle for the Special Jury Award!

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22nd of May 2014: Funds for Lacina’s development

The conclusion of the investment’s financing agreement with a consortium of banks composed of Berlin Hyp, ING and BGK concludes another stage in the realization of the future regional shopping center in Poznań. The securing of the financing by the consortium of banks shall trigger the commencement of construction works on this state-of-art shopping center with a surface area of almost 100.000 sqm , which has already been pre-leased in 80%.

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29th of April 2014: Apsys, Groupe Madar and Financière Saint James finalise the acquisition of iconic Beaugrenelle !

Paris, April 29th, 2014 – Apsys, Groupe Madar and Financière Saint James announce today that they have sealed a deal to acquire Beaugrenelle. The consortium, which combines diverse experiences in the retail industry, is driven by the same ambition: enhancing the unique, pioneering positioning of this already iconic asset. A novel concept of a 21st-century department store, Beaugrenelle has attracted over 5.5 million visitors (partial footfall data) since its opening in late October 2013.

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21st of February 2014 : Apsys, Groupe Madar and Financière Saint James associate to purchase Beaugrenelle

Paris, 20th February 2014. Apsys, Groupe Madar and Financière Saint James announce they have signed a purchase agreement for Beaugrenelle, the new must-see address for shopping in Paris. The consortium is made up of Apsys (40%), Groupe Madar (40%) and Financière Saint James (20%). The selling price of €700M, makes the purchase the largest transaction for a single commercial asset in France.

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PRESS RELEASE 2013

23rd of May 2013: Groundbreaking ceremony for the development of Vill’up

The groundbreaking ceremony for development of Vill’up took place on Thursday, May 23, 2013, attended by François Dagnaud, Mayor of Paris’ 19th arrondissement, Maurice Bansay, Founding President of APSYS, Claudie Haigneré, President of Universcience, and Philippe Perret, CEO of Sogecap and co-investor with APSYS.

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2013 : Launching of the largest commercial project in Poznan, one of the most important in Poland

Apsys Polska has signed an agreement with the City of Poznań regarding the exchange of land for the construction of the ŁACINA Shopping and Leisure Centre. Under this agreement the company has acquired the land needed to start the works. The company has also obtained the final building permit for shopping centre, that will become one of the largest and most modern complexes of its type in Poland.

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PRESS RELEASE 2012

31st of October 2012 : Union Investment acquires Manufaktura

The acquisition of the Manufaktura regional shopping centre, located in Łódź, Poland, by the Union Investment Real Estate AG for the opend-ended fund Unilmmo: Deutschland will be completed on 31 October 2012. Worth € 390 m., this transaction will stand as the largest single retail asset deal so far this year. The sellers are the Euris / Rallye group and Apsys, who will continue to manage the shopping centre.

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27th July 2012: Apsys: the preliminary sale agreement of Manufaktura executed with Union Investment

Apsys and Euris/Rallye Group, advised by HSBC, have initiated one of the largest real estate transactions of this year so far with Unilmmo: Deutschland, an open ended fund of Union Investment AG – the sale of the Manufaktura leisure and shopping centre in Lodz (Poland), the largest shopping center in Central and Eastern Europe.

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