Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. Announces Land Acquisitions --Three New Projects in Zhengzhou region; One New Project in Suzhou--
BEIJING, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan" or "the Company") (NYSE: XIN), a residential real estate developer with a focus on high growth cities in China, today announced that it has recently acquired four land parcels via auction.
The first parcel of land offers a total site area of approximately 114,624 square meters and is located in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. Xinyuan paid a total of RMB1 billion (approximately US$163 million) for the land use rights for the parcel. The Company plans to develop residential apartments for a total estimated gross floor area of approximately 171,936 square meters and the average floor price is approximately RMB5,816 per square meter.
The second parcel of land offers a total site area of approximately 47,710 square meters and is located in Xingyang, Henan Province, a county-level city located 15 kilometers in the west of Zhengzhou, capital of Henan Province. Xinyuan paid a total of RMB116.55 million (approximately US$19 million) for the land use rights for the parcel. The Company mainly intends to develop high rise residential apartments for a total estimated gross floor area of approximately 119,275 square meters. The average floor price is approximately RMB977 per square meter.
The third and fourth land parcels are adjacent to one another in the Er Qi District of Zhengzhou, which is located near the south 4th ring road of the city. The Company expects to develop the two parcels of land as one project for a total site area of approximately 84,387 square meters. Xinyuan paid a total of RMB321 million (approximately US$52 million) for the land use rights for the project. The Company plans to develop both commercial property and residential apartments on this project with an estimated total gross floor area of approximately 293,380 square meters. The average floor price is approximately RMB1,094 per square meter.
Mr. Yong Zhang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xinyuan, commented, "We have been quite active in recent months evaluating land purchase opportunities and are pleased to have secured four new parcels of land for development. We have strong development project experience in the Zhengzhou and Suzhou regions and are confident these new projects can generate strong investment returns for our shareholders. These new projects increase our project under planning inventory and are expected to contribute to our revenue stream for the next several years. As Xinyuan has dramatically increased its cash position via strong operational performance over the last year coupled with recent financial transactions, we are now utilizing the capital on our balance sheet to work on these exciting new projects and believe they can contribute favorably to Xinyuan's revenue and profit growth moving forward. We plan to remain active evaluating additional land purchase opportunities in 2013 and look forward to providing our shareholders with updates as we progress in the months ahead."
About Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan") (NYSE: XIN) is a developer of large scale, high quality residential real estate projects aimed at providing middle-income consumers with a comfortable and convenient community lifestyle. In China, Xinyuan primarily focuses its development projects in Tier II cities, Zhengzhou, Ji'nan, Suzhou, Kunshan, Xuzhou, Chengdu and Hefei. The Company's U.S. development arm, XIN Development Group International, Inc., is a pioneer amongst Chinese real estate residential developers, entering the US market in 2012. Xinyuan is the first real estate developer from China to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit http://en.xyre.com/ir.html.
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Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Ms. Helen Zhang
Tel: +86 (10) 8588-9255
In U.S.: +1 646-308-1472
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