Nieruchomości BlackBerry sprzedane za 278 milionów dolarów

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Piotr Barycki
05.05.2014

BlackBerry poinformowało dziś o postępach w procesie sprzedaży nieruchomości w Kanadzie, w zamian za które otrzyma niecałe 300 milionów dolarów.

Sprzedaż około 80% z nieruchomości ma zostać zostać sfinalizowana jeszcze w tym miesiącu, natomiast pozostała część ma zmienić właściciela w czasie trzeciego kwartału bieżącego roku kalendarzowego. Kupującym jest Spear Street Capital.

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BlackBerry Announces Update on Sale of Canadian Real Estate Holdings

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – May 5, 2014) – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that Spear Street Capital, LLC has waived its due diligence condition pursuant to BlackBerry’s previously-announced agreement to sell the majority of BlackBerry’s real estate holdings in Canada. Spear Street has agreed to purchase the properties for CDN$305 million, or approximately US$278 million. The parties expect to complete the sale of properties valued at approximately 80% of this total later this month, with the sale of the remaining properties to be completed during the third calendar quarter of 2014, subject to customary closing conditions in each case.

Under the terms of the transaction, BlackBerry will sell more than 3 million square feet of space as well as vacant lands. BlackBerry will lease back a portion of the space as the Company continues to have a strong presence in Canada with Waterloo continuing as the home of its global headquarters.