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PRESS RELEASE: Aareal Bank provides first green loan

07/06/2021 | 04:02am EDT
DGAP-News: Aareal Bank AG / Key word(s): Financing/Sustainability 
Aareal Bank provides first green loan 
2021-07-06 / 10:00 
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. 
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Aareal Bank provides first green loan 
- Re-financing of Holiday Inn Express Sydney for Pro-invest Group 
Wiesbaden, 6 July 2021 - Aareal Bank announces the closing of its first green loan governed by its "Green Finance 
Framework". Acting as Arranger and Sole Lender, Aareal Bank has provided a mortgage loan of approx. AUD 39 million 
(approx. EUR 25 million) to Australia's Pro-invest Group for the re-financing of its Holiday Inn Express Macquarie Park 
hotel in Sydney. The financing agreement according to the framework established at Aareal Bank during the first half of 
2021 is subject to certain qualitative and quantitative environmental criteria. It contains associated covenants to 
which the borrower has committed and which are reviewed on a regular basis. 
The asset marks Australia's first Holiday Inn Express hotel and Pro-invest Group's first operational hotel. Several 
design and development initiatives have been incorporated into the hotel, which was built in 2016, in order to 
significantly reduce energy and water consumption. The environmentally friendly initiatives range from sustainably 
produced and energy-efficient equipment, smart light- and air-conditioning management and more eco-friendly 
housekeeping and laundry routines to the systematic recording and auditing of consumption data. The hotel has achieved 
a post-construction 4.5+ star rating for both energy and water under the National Australian Built Environmental Rating 
System (NABERS) for four consecutive years. 
Milestone in expanding a risk-conscious and ESG-orientated portfolio 
"Buildings generate nearly 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. As a financier, we are in a privileged position to 
ensure that the energy efficiency of buildings is taken into account or improved by existing owners", stated Christof 
Winkelmann, Member of the Management Board of Aareal Bank. "In the coming years, we want to continuously increase the 
share of green buildings in our lending portfolio and see it as part of our corporate responsibility to actively 
promote social change and global developments by financing forward-looking properties." 
Pro-invest Group is an asset manager and investment firm specialising in private equity real estate and real estate 
asset management. Established in 2010, Pro-invest has grown to become one of the largest hotel investment platforms in 
Australasia. The Group is also committed to optimising the social and financial returns of its hotel portfolio for 
investors, enabled by industry-leading ESG practices. 
Ronald Stephen Barrott Chair & CEO Pro-invest Group added: "Pro-invest views climate change as a problem that the 
hospitality industry must address. New purpose-built hotels are key to reducing the impact that buildings have on the 
environment, supported by ongoing hotel operations dedicated to reducing their carbon emissions. It is a significant 
advantage for Pro-invest to be able to future-proof its hotel portfolio, not only from a technical perspective but also 
by introducing environmental standards and initiatives." 
Sustainalytics carried out a review of Aareal's Green Finance Framework. The ESG rating and research provider confirmed 
in its Second Party Opinion (SPO) that the Aareal Bank Green Finance Framework is credible and impactful and aligns 
with the four core components of the Green Bond Principles 2018 and Green Loan Principles 2020. 
Pro-Invest Group was advised by Lander & Rogers and the financing advisory service was provided by Pro-invest Fund & 
Asset Management. Aareal was advised by King & Wood Mallesons and Savills. 
Additional photographs for editorial use can be downloaded here. 
Contacts: 
Christian Feldbrügge 
Phone: +49 611 348 2280 
christian.feldbruegge@aareal-bank.com 
Hans Feiner 
Phone: +49 611 348 3025 
hans.feiner@aareal-bank.com 
 
About Aareal Bank Group 
Aareal Bank Group, headquartered in Wiesbaden, is a leading international property specialist. It provides smart 
financings, software products, and digital solutions for the property sector and related industries, and is present 
across three continents: Europe, North America and Asia/Pacific. Aareal Bank AG, whose shares are included in Deutsche 
Börse's SDAX index, is the Group's parent entity. It manages the various entities organised in the Group's business 
segments: Structured Property Financing, Banking & Digital Solutions, and Aareon. The Structured Property Financing 
segment encompasses all of Aareal Bank Group's property financing and funding activities. Here, the Bank supports its 
clients in making large-volume commercial property investments. The investment properties mostly comprise office 
buildings, hotels, shopping centres, logistics and residential property, as well as student apartments. In the Banking 
& Digital Solutions segment, Aareal Bank Group supports businesses from the housing, property management and energy 
industries as a digitalisation partner - combining extensive advisory services and product solutions with traditional 
corporate banking services and deposit-taking. Subsidiary Aareon, a leading provider of ERP software and digital 
solutions for the European property industry and its partners, forms the third business segment. Aareon offers 
reliable, pioneering solutions in the fields of consulting, software and services to optimise IT-supported business 
processes, and to extend business models. The Aareon Smart World digital platform links businesses from the housing 
industry and related sectors with customers, staff and business partners, as well as connecting technical devices in 
apartments and buildings. 
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2021-07-06 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. 
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. 
The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. 
Archive at www.dgap.de 
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Language:     English 
Company:      Aareal Bank AG 
              Paulinenstr. 15 
              65189 Wiesbaden 
              Germany 
Phone:        +49 (0)611 348 - 0 
Fax:          +49 (0)611 348 - 2332 
E-mail:       aareal@aareal-bank.com 
Internet:     www.aareal-bank.com 
ISIN:         DE0005408116 
WKN:          540811 
Indices:      SDAX 
Listed:       Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, 
              Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; Stockholm 
EQS News ID:  1215491 
 
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