UK Mortgages Ltd - Investor Update
UK Mortgages Ltd - Investor Update
London, September 30
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30 September 2019
UK MORTGAGES LIMITED
(a closed-ended investment company incorporated in Guernsey with registration number 60440)
At the recent EGM the Company’s investors voted overwhelmingly to support the suggested amendments to the Company’s Articles.
Since the EGM, as a result of investor feedback, the Company would like to offer further insight into the Buyback Policy, and the expected implementation.
As set out in the Circular if a discount of greater than 5% persists the Board will not allow reinvestment of further capital, and instead will use surplus cash resources to buy back Ordinary Shares. Furthermore, TwentyFour Asset Management LLP (the “Manager”) believes that while the Company is trading at a discount, repurchasing shares is a good way of offering value to investors and is instantly accretive, and the Manager would be entirely supportive of such a policy.
Current expectations are that the Company will first be able to release excess cash in May 2020, as part of the refinancing of the Oat Hill 1 Portfolio, and that the amount released and available for buybacks will be between £30-50m. The range of cash released is dependent on certain factors including likely structure of the refinancing, cost of the debt issued at refinancing and prepayments, amongst others.
The Board notes that this would be a material cash release relative to the current market capital of the Company. To the extent that the Buyback Policy does not narrow the discount the Board will continue to consult with shareholders.
An update on the TwentyFour Closed-Ended Funds will take place on Wednesday 9 October 2019. The update will be held at South Place Hotel at 12pm. The update will give investors the opportunity to hear from the portfolio managers on the three closed-ended funds; TwentyFour Select Monthly Income Fund, TwentyFour Income Fund and UK Mortgages Ltd. Each portfolio manager will discuss the outlook and opportunities for their fund and highlight how their views feed into positioning.
Please contact TwentyFour on the below email address if you would like to attend.
TwentyFour Asset Management LLP
020 7015 8900
Numis Securities Limited, Corporate Broker
020 7260 1000
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Certain statements in this announcement are forward-looking statements which are based on the Company’s expectations, intentions and projections regarding its future performance, anticipated events or trends and other matters that are not historical facts. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. References herein to potential future returns or distributions are targets and not forecasts and there can be no guarantee or assurance that they will be achieved. Given these risks and uncertainties, prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of such statements and, except as required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change without notice and neither the Company, the Manager nor Numis assume any responsibility or obligation to update publicly or review any of the forward-looking statements contained herein.
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 Sent to shareholders dated 26 July 2019, where it was stated that the Board does not intend to reinvest further capital other than in the re-financing of the existing portfolio, whilst the Company is trading at a discount in excess of 5 per cent. to Net Asset Value per Ordinary Share. Subject always to the Board determining that the Company has sufficient surplus cash resources available for the ongoing funding of the existing TML and Keystone investments, repayment of any existing credit facilities and any other foreseeable commitments, the Company intends to buy back Ordinary Shares at this level of discount.