SATO Corporation has signed a EUR 150 million 12 year secured sustainability linked term loan facility with Legal & General Investment Management’s (’LGIM’) dedicated UK and European Real Estate Debt division

28 February 2024

SATO Corporation has signed a EUR 150 million secured loan facility with LGIM. The facility has a tenor of 12 years and has sustainability linked features which provides a margin reduction to SATO upon achieving certain sustainability performance measures. These measures align with SATO’s sustainability targets.

The loan will be used for the refinancing of the Company’s existing indebtedness as well as for the Group’s general financing needs.

Markku Honkasalo, CFO of SATO Oyj: “This loan agreement will help us to refinance our existing debt, but the loan will also play an important role in the implementation of the Company's sustainability targets. LGIM's financing will contribute significantly to these efforts."

James Spencer-Jones, Head of Real Estate Debt Europe, LGIM Real Assets “We have been impressed by the quality of SATO’s residential portfolio, the management team and their approach to sustainability. We look forward to building on this relationship and exploring further opportunities with SATO towards our continued expansion across Europe.”

Patrick Sweeney, Investment Manager, LGIM Real Estate Debt Europe added “We have helped diversify SATO’s liquidity sources, alongside increasing their weighted average debt maturity profile. The loan is underpinned by strong property fundamentals with attractive lending characteristics and aligns with our sustainability ambitions, driving positive long-term outcomes through our debt investments.”

For more information, please contact:

Markku Honkasalo, CFO, phone: +358 201 134 4226

Henry Lindqvist, Group Treasurer, phone +358 50 317 2352