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Announcement for an office building purchase on behalf of HTC Europe Co., Ltd.
1.Name and nature of the subject matter (e.g.land located at Sublot XX, Lot XX, North District, Taichung City):Salamanca House, Wellington St, Slough, Berkshire SL1 1YP, UK
2.Date of the occurrence of the event:2010/12/08
3.Transaction volume (e.g.XX square meters, equivalent to XX p'ing), unit price, total transaction price:
Transaction volume:Office space of 6,474 square meters
Unit price:GBP 2,008 per square meter
Total transaction price：GBP 13,000,000
4.Counterparty to the trade and its relationship with the company (if the trading counterpart is a natural person and is not an actual related party of the Company, the name of the trading counterpart is not required to be disclosed):
Counterparty to the trade:The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited
Relationship with the company:None
5.Where the counterpart to the trade is an actual related party, a public announcement shall also include the reason for choosing the related party as trading counterpart and the identity of the previous owner (including its relationship with the company and the trading counterpart), price of transfer and the date of acquisition:N/A
6.Where a person who owned the property within the past five years has been an actual related person of the company, a public announcement shall also include the dates and prices of acquisition and disposal by the related person and the person’s relationship to the company at those times:N/A
7.Anticipated loss or profit from the disposal (not applicable in cases of acquisition of assets) (where originally deferred, the status or recognition shall be stated and explained):N/A
8.Terms of delivery or payment (including payment period and monetary amount):
Terms of payment:Deposit of GBP 1,300,000 plus VAT on exchange of contracts and balance of GBP 11,700,000 plus VAT on legal completion.
9.The manner of deciding on this transaction (such as tender invitation, price comparison, or price negotiation), the reference basis for the decision on price and the decision-making department:The transaction price was determined after consulting with the appraisal reports issued by Aitchison Raffety Ltd. The above transaction price was negotiated between Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited and HTC Europe Co., Ltd. and was approved by the HTC Europe Co., Ltd's Board of Directors.
10.Name of the professional appraisal institution and its appraisal amount:Aitchison Raffety Ltd appraised the property at GBP 13,000,000.
11.Reason for any significant discrepancy with the transaction amount, and opinion of the certifying CPA:N/A
12.Is the appraisal report price a limited price or specific price?: N/A
13.Has an appraisal report not yet been obtained?: N/A
14.Reason an appraisal report has not yet been obtained: N/A
15.Broker and broker's fee:GBP 162,500
16.Concrete purpose or use of the acquisition or disposition:EMEA and UK Head Office Location
17.Do the directors have any objection to the present transaction?:N/A
18.Any other matters that need to be specified:The final total price for the building will be at GBP 13,000,000 with other necessary cost of GBP 2,497,500.