Redefine International P.L.C was the top performing share on the JSE in December 2013, delivering 22% growth in share price during the month, according to Bloomberg. It was also the best performing property share on the JSE in 2013 and joint second top performing JSE share overall.
Closing this remarkable year for the company on another high note, Redefine International launched its American Depository Receipt (ADR) programme on 31 December 2013.
Redefine International’s ADR programme is on the over-the-counter market in the United States, sponsored by Bank of New York Mellon. Each depository receipt in the ADR programme represents ten ordinary shares in Redefine International and trades under the symbol “RDFIY”.
Mike Watters, CEO of Redefine International, says: “Redefine International has a growing international ownership base and, with our ADR programme, we hope to make investing in Redefine International accessible to more international investors, particularly to US investors.”
Redefine International is a UK-REIT with a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Redefine International was granted UK REIT status, an internationally recognisable tax dispensation for investment property companies, from 4 December 2013.
“The REIT structure is an international benchmark for property ownership in a listed environment and widely recognised as the worldwide industry standard,” explains Watters. “This makes the ADR programme an ideal platform to reach the anticipated growth in international interest and encourage international investment in Redefine International.”
Redefine International’s geographically diverse investment portfolio is independently valued over £1 billion and comprises real estate assets in the retail, office, industrial and hotel sectors across the UK, Europe – specifically Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands and the Channel Islands – and Australia.
Redefine International offers investors sustained and growing income at an attractive income yield with a good prospect of capital appreciation, underpinned by diversified quality property assets managed by proven operators. For South African investors it represents a Rand hedge in a stable, sustainable income fund with exposure to real estate in first world markets.