BUSINESS MODEL

SIGNA Prime Selection is the largest business unit within the real estate arm of SIGNA group. The company has a gross asset value (GAV) of 16.6 billion Euros (FY2020). SIGNA Prime is focused on investing in outstanding real estate properties in absolute prime location.

The company intends to hold such assets over generations. The vast majority of assets is located in prime inner-city locations in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Northern part of Italy.

SIGNA Prime SelectionBoard of Management

Timo Herzberg

Timo Herzberg

Timo Herzberg is CEO of SIGNA Prime Selection AG and SIGNA Development Selection AG. He 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 Signature Capital Group Germany, which he led as Director as well as Managing Director.

Manuel Pirolt

Manuel Pirolt

Manuel Pirolt has been SIGNA Prime Selection AG’s CFO since 2013 as well as CFO of SIGNA Development Selection AG since it’s foundation in 2014. He has been working for SIGNA in the areas of corporate finance, investment controlling and transaction management since 2011. Manuel 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.

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. 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 property developments of SIGNA’s real estate division. Mr Stadler has been Managing Director of BAI since August of 2020. Claus Stadler has 15 years of management experience in large-volume real estate developments throughout f 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. 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.

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.

Robert Peugeot

Robert Peugeot

Since 2002, Robert Peugeot has been Chairman of the Board and CEO of the listed investment company Peugeot Invest, one of the three main shareholders of Stellantis N.V. Peugeot Invest became a shareholder of SIGNA Prime in 2019 and of SIGNA Development in 2021.

Karl Gernandt

Karl Gernandt

Karl Gernandt has been a Member of SIGNA Prime Selection AG’s Supervisory Board since July 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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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 kept close ties with it, and 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.

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).

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.

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. Additional information about our Compliance Guidelines can be found here.

Investor contact

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

 

Esther Heilmann, Head of Capital Markets DACH
office: +49 30 726 131 435
e.heilmann@signa.de

 

Richard A. Johnson, Head of International Capital Markets
Office:+41 44 2000 325
r.johnson@signa-financial.ch

Investorportal

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Sustainability at SIGNA Prime Selection AGActing responsibly as a core value

As a major real estate developer and investor in Europe, SIGNA Prime Selection AG adheres to the guiding principles of sustainable development and corporate management. In addition to economic interests, environmental and social aspects are systematically taken into account in SIGNA’s business decisions and value-creation processes.

Economic success, integrity and social responsibility are equivalent goals for SIGNA. With its “Our sustainable SIGNAture 2025” principles, SIGNA has defined a holistic sustainability strategy for three fields of action: “Sustainable Buildings”, “Attractive Employer” and “Corporate Governance and Compliance”.

In December of 2020, SIGNA Prime Selection AG achieved an excellent result in the course of its first ESG rating by the Sustainalytics rating agency. In a global ranking of real estate companies rated by Sustainalytics, SIGNA iswas put in the industry’s top 5%. SIGNA Prime’s ESG risk rating is 11.3 (“low risk”) on a scale from 0 to 100, with 0 representing a negligible ESG risk.

Link to SIGNA Prime Selection AG rating report

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