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VINCI Airports finalizes the takeover of 8 Airports in the United States, United Kingdom, Costa Rica and Sweden (Airports Worldwide portfolio)

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29 August 2018 - 8:30 am - Acquisitions - United States of America

· Official approvals delivered by the competent regulatory authorities in the United States of America, United Kingdom and Costa Rica
· Start of operations handover process
· A worldwide network expanded to 44 airports in 11 countries, welcoming more than 180 million passengers in 2017 (1)

After having met all the condition precedent, VINCI Airports, a VINCI Concessions subsidiary, finalized today the acquisition of the airport portfolio held by Airports Worldwide, following the signature of the agreement with previous owner OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), in April 2018.

VINCI Airports thus officially becomes the new operator of eight new platforms:
- Belfast International Airport in Northern Ireland owned at 100%, and Skavsta Airport near Stockholm, Sweden, owned at 90% through freehold property contracts ;
- Orlando-Sanford International Airport in Florida (USA) with a 100% stake, and Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia (Costa Rica) with a 45% stake, both through concession contracts ;
- Hollywood Burbank Airport and Ontario International Airport in California (USA), and Macon Downtown Airport and Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Georgia (USA), through full management contracts.

The Airports Worldwide portfolio also includes partial management contracts for three additional American airports: Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey, Raleigh Durham International Airport in North Carolina, and part of the international terminal at the airport in Atlanta, Georgia, the world’s largest airport in terms of traffic.

Regulatory authorities’ approvals mark the start of operations handover to VINCI Airports, in a process delivered in close cooperation with airports employees and business partners. With this major acquisition, VINCI Airports widens its network to 44 airports, while expanding its international reach in the new strategic markets of the United Kingdom and the USA as well as strengthening its presence in Central America. It also increases the number of passengers welcomed in its airports by 21+ million to more than 180 million per year.

As a legally entitled shareholder, the Brazilian company CCR Group exercised its preemption right to acquire the co-controlled 48.40 % stake in Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José, Costa Rica, which were comprised in the Airports Worldwide portfolio. The exercise of this preemption right is submitted to the approval of COPROCOM, the Costa Rica anti-trust entity.

(1) In comparison with 156,6 million passengers welcomed in 2017, including traffic of fully consolidated companies and 100% of equity accounted companies held on January 1, 2018 on a full-year basis, plus Salvador Bahia and Kobe airports, but excluding Belgrade airport.


About VINCI Airports
VINCI Airports, a top 5 global player in the international airport sector, manages the development and operation of 36 airports located in France, Portugal (including the Lisbon hub), Cambodia, Japan, Chile, Dominican Republic and Brazil. Served by around 250 airlines, VINCI Airports' network handled 157 million passengers in 2017. Through its expertise as a comprehensive integrator and the professionalism of its 12,000 employees, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and operates airports, leveraging its investment capability, international network and know-how to optimize the management and performance of existing airport infrastructure, facility extensions and new-build construction projects. In 2017, its consolidated revenue amounted to €1.4 billion and its managed revenue amounted to €3.2 billion including 100% of equity accounted companies.


VINCI is a global player in concessions, energy and construction businesses, employing more than 260,000 people in nearly 120 countries. We design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. Because we believe in all-round performance, we are committed to operating in an environmentally, socially responsible and ethical manner. And because our projects are in the public interest, we consider that reaching out to all our stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them is essential in the conduct of our business activities. Based on that approach, VINCI’s ambition is to create long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees, partners and society in general.

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