Standard & Poor’s BBB rating for SATO Corporation

19 September 2019

SATO Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 19th September 2019 at 9:05 am

SATO Corporation has obtained a BBB rating with a stable outlook from rater Standard & Poor’s. At the same, SATO has decided to end the cooperation with its previous rater Moody’s.

Additional information:
Markku Honkasalo, CFO, tel. +358 201 34 4226
Janne Runsamo, Group Treasurer, tel. +358 201 34 4009

SATO is one of Finland's leading rental housing providers. SATO aims to offer a comprehensive choice of rental housing and an excellent customer experience. At year-end 2018 SATO owned around 25,900 apartments in Finland's largest growth centres and in St. Petersburg.

We promote sustainable development and initiative through our operations and work in open interaction with our stakeholders to generate added value. We operate profitably and with a long-term view. We increase the value of our housing stock through investments, divestments and repairs.

The SATO Group's net sales in 2018 were EUR 290 million, operating profit EUR 273 million and profit before taxes EUR 231 million. The value of SATO's investment properties was roughly EUR 3.9 billion.