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Allianz Acquires $384 Million Stake in New York’s Iconic 30 Hudson Yards Office Building

MUNICH & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allianz has invested $384 million for a 49 percent interest in an office
condominium in New York’s iconic 30 Hudson Yards office building.
Allianz has entered into a sale-leaseback agreement as part of a
consortium alongside Related Companies and a third-party investor, who
have acquired the remainder of the office condominium.

The acquisition, which has been completed by Allianz Real Estate on
behalf of several Allianz group insurance companies, follows the
purchase of a 44 percent stake in 10 Hudson Yards, the first tower
completed in the Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s West Side, in
mid-2016 for $420 million. The 30 Hudson Yards transaction will make New
York the fifth most significant city for Allianz Real Estate, globally,
in terms of total exposure.

The condominium in 30 Hudson Yards consists of 1,463,234 gross square
feet across 26 floors. The 2.6 million square foot tower is the
second-tallest office building in New York and home to the highest
outdoor observation deck in the city. The 90-story, LEED CS
Gold-certified building stands 1,296 feet tall and features
river-to-river panoramic views, outdoor terraces, a triple-height lobby
with a dramatic art installation by Jaume Plensa, direct access to
restaurants and retailers and a concourse connection to the new Number 7
Subway Station.

The acquisition of the condominium interest in 30 Hudson Yards is the
latest high-quality purchase by Allianz in the U.S. in cooperation with
best-in-class partners. In 2018, Allianz Real Estate deployed $728
million in new equity transactions in the U.S., including the historic
Ferry Building in San Francisco, 53 State Street in Boston and the
Terminal Stores in New York City. At year-end, U.S. assets under
management totaled a record $18 billion, including both equity and debt.

“We are delighted to announce this latest transaction in our key New
York market, a deal that highlights our focus on prime assets and our
commitment to working with exceptional partners such as Related, a
market leader in environmentally conscious real estate development and
operations. 30 Hudson Yards is a highly attractive investment
opportunity on a long-term view, underpinned by a prime tenant and the
very highest environmental and technical standards,”
said Christoph
Donner, CEO, Allianz Real Estate of America.

“The U.S. continues to play an active, central role in our global
diversification strategy, with our focus firmly on tier 1 cities such as
New York, Boston and San Francisco. 30 Hudson Yards is a landmark asset
in a city of iconic buildings, and we are truly delighted to seize this
chance to further grow our U.S. equity portfolio on behalf of Allianz
group insurances companies,”
said François Trausch, CEO, Allianz
Real Estate. “We will continue to seek out additional opportunities.”

About Allianz
The Allianz Group is one of the world’s
leading insurers and asset managers with more than 92 million retail and
corporate customers. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of
personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life
and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and
global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest
investors, managing around $755 billion on behalf of its insurance
customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global
Investors manage more than $1.5 trillion of third-party assets. Thanks
to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our
business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading
position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2018,
over 142,000 employees in more than 80 countries achieved total revenues
of $147 billion and an operating profit of $12.9 billion for the group.

About Allianz Real Estate
Allianz Real Estate is the
strategic real estate organization within the Allianz Group and a
leading international real estate investment and asset manager. Allianz
Real Estate develops and executes worldwide tailored portfolio and
investment strategies on behalf of the Allianz companies, considering
direct as well as indirect investments and real estate loans. The
operational management of investments and assets is currently performed
in 5 regions, West Europe (Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal,
Spain), North & Central Europe (Austria, CEE, Germany, Ireland,
Nordics), Switzerland, USA and Asia Pacific. The headquarters of Allianz
Real Estate are located in Munich and Paris. Allianz Real Estate has
approximately $71.2 billion assets under management.

Please note: Allianz Real Estate, 31/12/18 up to 30/06/18, data
published included all commercial equity and debt real estate
investments of the Allianz Group. With effect from 31/12/18, AUM aligned
to Allianz Real Estate includes the portfolio overseen by Allianz Real
Estate GMBH and its affiliates and excludes those managed by other parts
of the Allianz Group.

These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided
below.

Cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements
This
document includes forward-looking statements, such as prospects or
expectations, that are based on management’s current views and
assumptions and subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties.
Actual results, performance figures or events may differ significantly
from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements.
Deviations may arise due to changes in factors including, but not
limited to, the following: (i) the general economic and competitive
situation in the Allianz Group’s core business and core markets, (ii)
the performance of financial markets (in particular market volatility,
liquidity and credit events), (iii) the frequency and severity of
insured loss events, including those resulting from natural
catastrophes, and the development of loss expenses, (iv) mortality and
morbidity levels and trends, (v) persistency levels, (vi) particularly
in the banking business, the extent of credit defaults, (vii) interest
rate levels, (viii) currency exchange rates, most notably the EUR/USD
exchange rate, (ix) changes in laws and regulations, including tax
regulations, (x) the impact of acquisitions including and related
integration issues and reorganization measures and (xi) the general
competitive conditions that, in each individual case, apply at a local,
regional, national and/or global level. Many of these changes can be
exacerbated by terrorist activities.

No duty to update
The Allianz Group assumes no obligation to
update any information or forward-looking statement contained herein,
save for any information we are required to disclose by law.

Other
The figures regarding the net assets, financial
position and results of operations have been prepared in conformity with
International Financial Reporting Standards. Information is based on
preliminary figures. Final results for fiscal year 2018 was released on
March 8, 2019 (publication of the Annual Report).

This is a translation of the German Quarterly and Full Year Earnings
Release of the Allianz Group. In case of any divergences, the German
original is binding.

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Contacts

Allianz enquiries:

Allianz Real Estate
Roland Deger
+49 89 3800 8234
+49
172 73 300 23
[email protected]

Phillip Lee
+49 89 3800 18503
[email protected]

Citigate Dewe Rogerson (UK)
Oliver Parry / Hugh Fasken
+44
(0) 20 7025 6477
[email protected]
[email protected]

Padilla (U.S.)
David Heinsch
O: 612 455 1768 / M: 612
802 9024
[email protected]

James Walker
O: 612 455 1749 / M: 651 230 7401
[email protected]

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