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Paul Hastings Advising Ascendas in Acquisition of Rosedale Hotel Kowloon

February 14, 2012

Hong Kong
(February 14, 2012) - Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that it is advising the purchaser, Ascendas Hospitality Holdings Pte Ltd (Ascendas), Asia's leading provider of business space solutions, in the entering of a sale and purchase agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of listed hotel developer Rosedale Hotel Holdings Limited for the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of More Star Limited, a company indirectly holding Rosedale Hotel Kowloon. The purchase is for a consideration of approximately HK$1.3 billion. The parties also agreed on terms for another subsidiary of Rosedale Hotel Holdings Limited to lease back the hotel for a period of six years from the date of completion.

Of the purchase consideration, Ascendas will settle 95% thereof by way of payment in cash and the remaining 5% will be settled by way of issue of the Consideration Units. The Consideration Units represent the undivided interest in a stapled group comprising Ascendas Hospitality REIT and Ascendas Hospitality BT to be admitted for trading on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.

The Paul Hastings team was led by partner Vivian Lam, with support from associate Celia Chau.


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