BUSINESS MODEL

SIGNA’s largest company in the real estate division is SIGNA Prime Selection AG, with assets totalling over 15 billion euros. It focuses on the investment in and long-term holding of exceptional properties in prime inner-city locations. Most of its assets are located in Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Munich.

Since it was founded in 2010, SIGNA Prime Selection AG has developed into one of Europe’s largest real estate companies with, at that time, six properties worth 750 million euros and a present-day portfolio of 17 properties.

SIGNA Prime carries an excellent A+ rating from Creditreform Rating AG, which was most recently confirmed in June of 2020.

> PORTFOLIO MARKET VALUE: > 15 BILLION EUROS
> RATING: A+

Structure

SIGNA Holding GmbH is SIGNA Prime Selection AG’s main shareholder. The core shareholders also include well-known institutional investors, for example FFP, a large listed investment company owned by the Peugeot family, and the global real estate investment company Madison International Realty. Kühne Holding, the investment company owned by the German entrepreneur of the same name, also acquired shares in 2019.

With regard to its operations, SIGNA Prime Selection AG draws on the real estate expertise of the entire SIGNA Group, in which over 100 employees are involved in running SIGNA Prime Selection AG’s business day-to-day.

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SIGNA Prime SelectionBoard of Management

Christoph Stadlhuber

Christoph Stadlhuber

Christoph Stadlhuber, Austria CEO SIGNA Real Estate, started working with SIGNA in 2011 and is responsible for all real estate activities in Austria. Mr Stadlhuber is CEO of SIGNA Prime Selection AG, CEO of SIGNA Development Selection AG and Managing Director of SIGNA Holding GmbH. He completed his studies in Spatial Development and Planning at the Vienna University of Technology. Among other things, he was Chef de Cabinet of the Austrian Federal Minister of Economics and Labour, Dr. Martin Bartenstein. As Managing Director of Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft m.b.H. from 2003 to 2011, he can look back on many years of significant real estate experience.

Manuel Pirolt

Manuel Pirolt

Manuel Pirolt has been SIGNA Prime Selection AG’s CFO since 2013. He has been working for SIGNA in the areas of corporate finance, investment controlling and transaction management since 2011. He began his professional career at BDO Austria in the areas of auditing, special audits and transaction consulting. In addition to his main focus on the construction and real estate industry, he supported clients from a wide range of sectors.

Timo Herzberg

Timo Herzberg

Timo Herzberg, CEO Germany of SIGNA Real Estate, has been a member of the SIGNA Group Executive Board since December of 2018. Timo Herzberg has been working for SIGNA since the beginning of 2017. He is responsible for and manages all real estate activities in Germany. He can look back on more than 20 years of experience in real estate investment and development business with national and international, private and institutional real estate investors. In 2006, he founded the Signature Capital Group Germany, which he led as Director as well as Managing Director.

Tobias Sauerbier

Tobias Sauerbier

Tobias Sauerbier has been a member of the SIGNA Prime Selection AG and SIGNA Development Selection AG Management Boards since March of 2019. He was also appointed Managing Director of SIGNA Real Estate Management Germany GmbH. Previously, he held numerous management positions, including Managing Director of IFM Asset Management GmbH and Member of the Board of IFM Immobilien AG (2009-2013), Managing Director of GWH Bauprojekte GmbH (2013-2015) and most recently (2016-2019) as a member of the Management Board of project development company Groß & Partner. Mr. Sauerbier graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering at the Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences and studied Real Estate Economics at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel.

Claus Stadler

Claus Stadler

Claus Stadler has been a Member of the Management Board of SIGNA Prime Selection AG and SIGNA Development Selection AG since April of 2020. As COO-Austria, his activities focus on the Austrian developments of SIGNA’s real estate division. Mr Stadler has been Managing Director of BAI since August of 2020. Claus Stadler has almost 15 years of management experience in large-volume real estate developments throughout all of Austria. In his most recent position, he was general representative of the UBM management. Before that he was Managing Director of the Porr Group, and prior to that Managing Director of ÖBB Immobilienmanagement GmbH.

SIGNA Prime SelectionSupervisory Board

Dr. Karl Sevelda

Dr. Karl Sevelda

Dr. Karl Sevelda has over 40 years of experience in the banking sector. He worked at Creditanstalt-Bankverein for over 20 years before joining Raiffeisen Bankengruppe in 1998, where he was responsible for RZB’s corporate customer business until 2010. Between 2010 and 2013, he was Deputy Chairman of the Managing Board of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), and from June 7, 2013, he was its Chairman until 2017. The merger of RBI with its parent company RZB was completed towards the end of Dr Sevelda’s term of office, resulting in structural improvements and increased transparency.

Rainer de Backere

Rainer de Backere

Until 2005, Rainer de Backere was a member of the Board of Management of Westfälische Provinzialversicherungen. Among other things, he was responsible for all investments of the insurance group, with a special focus on real estate investments. He holds a number of consulting mandates in the finance and investment sector and has a wide range of experience in the real estate industry (incl. Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Frankonia Eurobau AG and Member of the Advisory Board of Quantum Immobilien AG).

Dr. Karl Stoss

Dr. Karl Stoss

Dr. Karl Stoss holds a Doctorate in Business Administration. At the beginning of his career, he was a partner at the MZSG – Management Zentrum St. Gallen – as well as a lecturer at the University of Innsbruck. In 1997, he became Deputy Chairman of the Board of Österreichische Postsparkasse AG, and in 2001, he joined the Board of Raiffeisen Zentralbank AG. In 2005, he became CEO of Generali Versicherung AG. From 2007 until the end of 2017, Karl Stoss was CEO of Casinos Austria AG, and he was elected President of the Austrian Olympic Committee in 2009.

Karl Samstag

Karl Samstag

Karl Samstag was a Member of the Board of Directors from 1991 to 2002, and from 1995 onward he was Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank Austria Creditanstalt, which he chaired between 2003 and 2004. Even after his departure from the bank’s board, he remains close ties with it, and he was a Member of the Supervisory Board of Bank Austria UniCredit until 2018. Until December of 2019, Mr Samstag was a Member of the Board of Trustees of the AVZ-Stiftung. He currently holds another Supervisory Board mandate at VAMED AG, a company that is part of the listed German Fresenius Group.

Dr. Susanne Riess

Dr. Susanne Riess

Dr. Susanne Riess can look back on many years of political experience. She was sworn in as Vice Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Austria in 2000. Following her departure from the political arena, Ms Riess has been CEO of the Austrian Wüstenrot Bausparkassen- und Versicherungsgruppe since 2004, and she also holds numerous Supervisory Board mandates, such as on the Board of Directors of Swiss IHAG Privatbank.

Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer

Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer

Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer was Austria’s Chancellor. After leaving the political arena, he accepted several selected Supervisory Board mandates, including Chairman of the Supervisory Board of STRABAG, one of Austria’s largest construction groups, as well as SIGNA Prime Selection AG and SIGNA Development Selection AG. Since the 2009 winter semester, he has also been a Visiting Professor at the US Ivy League Harvard University. Alfred Gusenbauer is regarded as an expert in the areas of foreign, security and economic policy. He has been awarded several prestigious national and international prizes.

Matthias Cordier

Matthias Cordier

Matthias Cordier has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of SIGNA Prime Selection AG since July of 2019. Mr Cordier is employed at Madison International Realty, as Managing Director since March of 2019 and prior to that as Head of Investments for Germany. After his start at Madison’s Head Office in New York in the summer of 2011, he switched to the Frankfurt office. Mr Cordier is primarily responsible for the implementation of investment opportunities with a focus on Germany and Western Europe. Before switching to Madison in the middle of 2011, Mr Cordier worked for the European commercial property group of Deutsche Bank for more than four years.

Robert-Peugeot

Robert-Peugeot

Since 2002, Robert Peugeot has been Chairman of the Board and CEO of the listed investment company Société Foncière, Financière et de Participations (FFP), one of the three main shareholders of Peugeot SA. FFP became a shareholder of SIGNA Prime in 2019.

Dr. Jürgen-Johann Rupp

Dr. Jürgen-Johann Rupp

Dr. Jürgen-Johann Rupp was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the RAG Foundation on April 1, 2019. As a shareholder – and as a successor to Dr. Linssen – he has been a Member of SIGNA Prime’s Supervisory Board since the summer of 2019.

Karl Gernandt

Karl Gernandt

Karl Gernandt has been a Member of SIGNA Prime Selection AG’s Supervisory Board since March of 2020. Since the end of 2018, he has been Executive Chairman of Kühne Holding AG, which bundles all investments of the company owner, Klaus Michael-Kühne. Mr Gernandt joined Kuehne + Nagel in 2009 as a delegate of the Board of Directors. From 2011 to 2016, he was the Executive President of the Board of Directors, and since 2016, he has been its Vice President. Karl Gernandt is also Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG and Member of the Supervisory Board of VTG AG, as well as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KLU Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg.

SIGNA Prime SelectionReal Estate Portfolio

Investor RelationsTRUSTFUL CAPITAL MARKET DIALOGUE

As a leading real estate company, integrity, responsibility, fair play, compliance, and transparency constitute the essential foundation of SIGNA Prime Selection AG We are mindful of economic, environmental and social aspects as we regard raising the value of our assets and the company as our duty and our goal.

Our cooperation with investors is characterized by transparency, equal treatment, openness and trust. In the continuous exchange of information with our investors focus on efficient, direct and user-oriented communication to ensure the long-term success of our company.

Value-based corporate governance is deeply embedded in SIGNA Prime Selection AG’s everyday business operations and practices. The Management Board and Supervisory Board are committed to adhering to the

Austrian Corporate Governance Code and thus to transparency and uniform principles of good corporate management.

In our Group‘s Code of Conduct we commit to acting with ethical integrity, adhering to internationally recognized social standards, and considering factors of ecological and social relevance in its day-to-day business. The Code of Conduct for Business Partners details our expectations and requirements that business partners be guided by fundamental ethical principles and operate sustainably.

The annual and consolidated financial statements of SIGNA Prime Selection AG are audited by KPMG Austria GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungs- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft. KPMG also evaluates the compliance with the Austrian Corporate Governance Code.

Investor contact

For questions and information about the company, please feel free to contact our Investor Relations team at any time.

Natalie Wierzbicki
office: +43 1 532 9848 2943
n.wierzbicki@signa.at

Sebastian Eggert
office: +41 44 2000 331
s.eggert@signa-financial.ch

SIGNA Prime SelectionContact

Innsbruck Office

Maria-Theresien-Straße 31
6020 Innsbruck

T: +43 512 58 51 19-0
F: +43 512 58 51 19-1003
M: innsbruck@signa.at

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Freyung 3, Palais Harrach
1010 Wien

T: +43 1 53 29 848-0
F: +43 1 53 29 848-2023
M: wien@signa.at

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