Press release – 4th, April 2011 Tate & Lyle PLC among tenants of Sterlinga Business Center (SBC) in Łódź. Hines Polska, the real estate firm, announced today that the Polish subsidiary of Tate & Lyle PLC, based in London, signed a lease agreement for 2,630 square meters of space in Sterlinga Business Center (SBC) office building in Łódź. The lease has been signed for a period of 7 years. Tate & Lyle is the largest tenant of SBC and as a result of this transaction almost 40% of SBC’s office space has now been leased. Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, operating from over 30 production facilities around the world. The new Łódź’s global shared service center is part of the company’s new business strategy. The center will include payroll, transactional and standard processes in finance and IT service desk. Cushman & Wakefield, the international firm providing real estate services, acted on behalf of Tate & Lyle during the process of negotiating the lease. Przemysław Iznerowicz, Development Manager at Hines Polska said: ,,I think it a great success that Tate & Lyle, a global leading company in its business line and a blue chip listed on the London Stock Exchange has chosen SBC for its office. Sterlinga Business Center was developed to provide tenants with the highest class office space and services, therefore we believe that SBC will meet our new tenant’s requirements.”. Krzysztof Misiak, Senior Negotiator at Cushman & Wakefield Polska, added: “We are delighted to have been involved in this project, representing Tate & Lyle. We believe it will set a benchmark for quality business environment. It also proves that Łódź is an attractive destination for international corporations interested in opening shared service centers.” About Sterlinga Business Center Located in the heart of f Łódź, SBC is the most modern office building in the city. Located at 8a Sterlinga Street. (Sterlinga Street intersects with Północna and Pomorska Streets), it is provided with excellent access to the city’s well-developed road and public transport network, with bus and tram stops located in direct proximity. The proximity of Wolności Square and Piotrkowska Street, provides access to many offices, banks, restaurants, shops and plenty of service outlets located in this area. Also Manufaktura shopping centre, having a vast array of trade and services is situated less than 2 kilometers away from SBC. An additional advantage of SBC’s location is a proximity of main railway station – Łódź Fabryczna (800m) and exit route to Warsaw (700m away from Solidarności Roundabout). The project offers tenants 13.400 square meter of A class leased office space across 9 floors. The ground floor houses a modern reception hall with security, canteen and space for retail and services. Tenant parking is located on two underground floors and provides a total of 170 parking spaces. Moreover, SBC is provided with five high-speed elevators and internal, independent 400 kVA back-up power generator, enabling constant power supply. Due to glass façade and floor-to-ceiling windows the building provides excellent daylight to tenants’ 2,75m height office space, creating friendly and comfortable work environments. Functional and effective office space in SBC allows it to be perfectly arranged either divided into cellular offices or as an open space. To achieve these solutions, SBC offers to its tenants a team of professionals architects and engineers, who can effectively plan and arrange each office facility according to tenant’s requirements. The distinguishing feature of SBC is not only functionality but also its modern architecture with characteristic set back top floors creating terraces designed for tenants. To lower the operating costs of everyday use SBC uses effective and energy saving systems. Functionality and SBC’s unique block are achievements of architectural studio Aedas. Additional attributes of SBC are high quality finishing materials, which can be seen not only on the façade (glass, steel and stone) but also in two storey lobby (stone, wood) in the common areas, toilets and the elevators. Sterlinga Business Center is in the process of obtaining BREEAM certification. Once this is completed the building will be provided with the BREEAM eco-certificate confirming implementation of innovative, sustainable solutions within the building. SBC’s tenants are : Philips Polska, Nycomed, Budimex, Plano – Invest, Arboretum and Tate & Lyle. For more information, please visit www.sterlinga-bc.pl About Tate & Lyle: Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, operating from over 30 production facilities around the world. Through the large- scale, efficient manufacturing plants, the company turns raw materials into distinctive, high quality ingredients for the customers. All ingredients and solutions add taste, texture, nutrition and increased functionality to products that millions of people around the world use or consume every day. Tate & Lyle’s range of leading branded food ingredients includes SPLENDA® Sucralose, PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber and STA-LITE® Polydextrose. Tate & Lyle also produces branded industrial ingredients including Bio-PDO™, Ethylex® and Sta-Lok® paper starches; and staple ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, ethanol, citric acid and basic starches. In addition to providing a wide range of ingredients our Innovation and Commercial Development Group supports customers by providing product development, technical advice and proprietary consumer insight studies. Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2010, Tate & Lyle employed 5,666 people in its subsidiaries and joint ventures, and sales totalled £3.50 billion. For more information please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com. About Hines Hines is a privately owned real estate firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide. The firm’s historical and current portfolio of projects that are underway, completed, acquired and managed for third parties includes 1,126 properties representing more than 459 million square feet of office, residential, mixed-use, industrial, hotel, medical and sports facilities, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. With offices in 106 cities in 17 countries Hines is one of the largest real estate organizations in the world. Hines regional office in Poland has been established in 1997 in Warsaw. Since than Hines Polska has been active in polish real estate market developing investment projects in three cities, in Warsaw, Łódź and Gdańsk. Hines first Polish project was the Metropolitan office building located in Pilsudski Square in Warsaw, which received the prestigious MIPIM award for best office building in the world during international real estate fair in Cannes in 2004. Next completed project was the apartment complex ,,Apartamenty Impresja’’ in Wilanów. In Łódź, apart from SBC, a residential project ,,Arboretum’’ is being developed. In Gdańsk, building works are being carried out constructing an apartment project “Quattro Towers’’, designing a new office building in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz. In Warsaw, Hines has started development of a prestigious apartment project in the city center. For more information please visit www.hines.com and www.hines.pl About Cushman & Wakefield Cushman & Wakefield is the world’s largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm. Founded in 1917, it has 230 offices in 60 countries and more than 13,000 employees. The firm represents a diverse customer base ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. It offers a complete range of services within five primary disciplines: Transaction Services, including tenant and landlord representation in office, industrial and retail real estate; Capital Markets, including property sales, investment management, investment banking, debt and equity financing; Client Solutions, including integrated real estate strategies for large corporations and property owners, Consulting Services, including business and real estate consulting; and Valuation & Advisory, including appraisals, highest and best use analysis, dispute resolution and litigation support, along with specialized expertise in various industry sectors. A recognized leader in global real estate research, the firm publishes a broad array of proprietary reports available on its online Knowledge Center at www.cushmanwakefield.com.
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