RODAMCO EUROPE LEASES PART OF OOSTELIJKE HANDELSKADE TO AHOLD by ljj12159

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									PRESS RELEASE

           RODAMCO EUROPE LEASES PART OF OOSTELIJKE
                  HANDELSKADE TO AHOLD

Rotterdam, 9 November 2004 - Rodamco Europe N.V., the largest publicly listed property
investment and management company in the retail sector in Europe, will lease its office
building ‘Huys Europa’ located in Amsterdam’s Eastern Commercial Wharf (Oostelijke
Handelskade) to Ahold. The ‘Huys Europa’ building consists of approximately 6,100 m2.

The International Group Support Office (previously Headquarters) of Ahold, currently situated
in Zaandam (the Netherlands) will move to ‘Huys Europa’ during the autumn 2005. ‘Huys
Europa’ is part of the project ‘Pakhuysen’ (located at Oostelijke Handelskade), which consists of
two office buildings, ‘Huys Europa’ and ‘Huys Azië’, with a total NLA of 14,600 m2 of office
space and an underground parking garage. Ahold will lease a total of 5,500 m2 office space
and 500 m2 commercial space in ‘Huys Europa’.
The construction of the two buildings has recently been completed and the ownership will be
transferred to Rodamco Europe by mid November 2004.




Company profile Rodamco Europe NV

Top quality shops and shopping centers form 86% of Rodamco Europe’s €7.3 billion investment
portfolio. Rodamco Europe is both investor and direct manager of its dominant shopping
centers, mostly in its home markets The Netherlands, Sweden, France and Spain. This makes
Rodamco Europe the largest listed property investment and management company in the retail
sector in Europe. Rodamco Europe has a ‘single A with stable outlook’ rating from Standard &
Poor’s. Rodamco Europe NV is an independent investment company with variable capital and
qualifies as a Fiscal Investment Institution (FBI) under Dutch Law. No corporate income tax is
due in the Netherlands when all conditions of the Dutch Tax Act have been adhered to.
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Rodamco Europe is listed at the Stock Exchanges in Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt and Brussels.
Rodamco Europe, independent since 1999, is a Euronext 100 company, is included in the
Euronext Amsterdam Midkap Index (AMX), and included in the MSCI World Index since June
2003. For more information on Rodamco Europe, we also refer to our web site:
www.rodamco.com

Noot voor de redactie:
Voor meer informatie kunt u contact opnemen met:

Rodamco Europe
Aravind Menon, Investor Relations
Cecilia Stolt, Communication Manager
Tel. no.: +31 (0)10 217 64 00
www.rodamco.com
Email: investors@rodamco.com / media@rodamco.com

Hill & Knowlton Nederland
Jacqueline Lenterman
Tel. no.: +31 (0)20 404 47 07
E-mail: jlenterman@hillandknowlton.com

								
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