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Town Centre Securities PLC

10 November 2021

10 November 2021

Town Centre Securities PLC

('The Company' or 'TCS')

Trading Update

Notice of Results

Reassuring collection level in latest quarter, back to pre-pandemic levels

Town Centre Securities Plc, the Leeds , Manchester, Glasgow and London property investment, development and car park operator, today provides an update on the property valuation to 30 June 2021, rent collections, a property disposal and Full Year results timing.

30 June 2021 Valuation

The Company is pleased to announce that the external valuation of TCS's property portfolio as at 30 June 2021 has been completed, and on a like for like basis has shown a marginal increase of 0.3% over the 30 June 2020 valuation.

Rent Collections

Collected and deferred rent receipts for the current quarter stand at 99% of the total due, which is back to pre-pandemic levels.

 
                           March 2020      %     Latest     %    Cumulative    % 
                           - September           Quarter 
                              2021 *               ** 
 Total billed               GBP36.4m            GBP4.8m           GBP41.2m 
                         ==============  ----  =========  ----  ===========  ---- 
 Total collected            GBP33.5m      92%   GBP4.6m    96%    GBP38.1m    92% 
                         --------------  ----  ---------  ----  -----------  ---- 
 Agreed to be deferred 
  ***                        GBP0.3m      1%    GBP0.1m    3%     GBP0.4m     1% 
                         ==============  ====  =========  ====  ===========  ==== 
 Agreed total               GBP33.8m      93%   GBP4.7m    99%    GBP38.5m    93% 
                         ==============  ====  =========  ====  ===========  ==== 
 

*English & Scottish quarters, and monthly billings (collections from 25 March 2020 to date)

**English quarter only (collections due on 29 September 2021 and 1 October 2021)

*** Agreed to be deferred and still outstanding

-- Therefore, since 25 March 2020, of the GBP41.2m cumulative rent and service charge payments that have fallen due and subsequently billed, we have collected GBP38.1m and agreed to defer a further GBP0.4m, totalling GBP38.5m; equivalent to 93% of the amounts due throughout the entire COVID-19 period.

   --     Of the GBP2.7m balance remaining: 

o We have agreed to concessions totalling over GBP2.1m of this outstanding amount which will not be collected, mostly in return for an improvement in the terms or length of leases

o We continue to work with the respective tenants on the balance of GBP0.6m

Update on Disposals

Since the year end, the Company is also pleased to announce that on 13 October 2021 it completed on the sale of its property interests at Duke Street, London W1 for GBP3.85m. The net proceeds from the sale, which represented a 6% premium to the 30 June 2020 valuation, were used to repay bank borrowings.

Notice of Results

The Company intends announcing its results for the year ended 30 June 2021 on 24 November 2021.

Edward Ziff, Chairman and Chief Executive commented:

"I am pleased to report that the modest increase, on a like-for-like basis, of the valuation of our property portfolio again underlines its quality, uniqueness and diversified nature. Rent collection is a key element of this and in the last quarter it returned to pre-pandemic levels, whilst the amounts outstanding with no agreement with tenants for the entire COVID -19 period has significantly reduced. This is testament to our collaborative, longstanding and strong relationships with our tenants."

"Alongside the property portfolio, our hotel and car park businesses are both showing strong recoveries and I am looking forward to seeing this continue in the current financial year."

"We will continue to make further disposals of non-core assets, providing both additional security through further debt repayments and the ability to reinvest in the long-term growth opportunities in our development pipeline, whilst furthering our programme of reset and reinvigoration."

-Ends-

For further information, please contact:

Town Centre Securities PLC www.tcs-plc.co.uk / @TCS PLC

Edward Ziff, Chairman and Chief Executive 0113 222 1234

MHP Communications

020 3128 8572

Reg Hoare / Alistair de Kare-Silver / Florence Mayo tcs@mhpc.com

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