jueves, 12 de marzo de 2020

Completion of sale of Orbis to AccorInvest

Business update
Accor announces today that it has completed the sale of an 85.8% stake in Orbis to
AccorInvest for an amount of €1.06 billion. In this very same week, the Group has also
completed the sale of Mövenpick hotels’ lease portfolio with a €430m positive impact on
net debt. Against an uncertain global backdrop, the two transactions were successfully
completed within the same timeframe and on the same terms as those announced in
December 2019. These transactions further strengthen Accor’s agility and its financial
Since the publication of its 2019 results on February 20, 2020, Travel & Leisure markets
have declined very significantly, owing to the expansion of the CoVid 19 into new
geographical areas. This in turn resulted in the deployment of exceptional measures to
limit travel as well as public and private events.
Through the end of February, the Group recorded a 4.5% decline in its RevPAR on the
same period in 2019 like-for-like. RevPAR in February was down by 10.2%. Over the
first two months of the year, this net decline in activity due to CoVid 19 has had a
€20 million impact on EBITDA. Since the last week of February, we have seen a strong
acceleration of the decline in the activity across Europe, particularly in Italy, France and
The rapidly changing environment limits our ability to fully assess the financial impact
of CoVid 19 on our activities. Nonetheless, the Group:
• has implemented material savings measures to mitigate the downturn in activity,
• and benefits from a robust financial position.
This means we can confidently tackle the situation and accelerate our share buyback
program while maintaining our Investment Grade commitment.The Group is continuing to closely monitor the situation and markets across the globe.
Action plans will be adapted accordingly.
Sébastien Bazin, Chairman & CEO, said: “I have no doubt, capitalizing on our
extraordinary, talented and experienced team members, our strong brand powerhouse
and our global market leadership positions, we will weather the storm possibly stronger
than ever”.

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