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Unibail-Rodamco was formed by the merger in 2007 of Unibail and Rodamco Europe. Until the acquisition of the Westfield Group in June 2018, Unibail-Rodamco was the leading listed commercial property company in Continental Europe.

Unibail

Unibail was created in 1968 by the Worms Group.

In 1992, Unibail chose to become an owner, developer and manager of shopping malls and offices by concentrating on large and non-reproducible assets. Large shopping malls were acquired from 1992 till 1995, then offices (in particular from Vivendi in 1999). In 2000, a congress & exhibition division was formed after the takeover of Paris Expo, part of the congress & exhibition activities of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This formed Viparis in 2008, the European leader in the sector.

Rodamco Europe

Rodamco Europe, present in 14 countries, was formed in 1999 from the split in four units of the Rodamco fund, created by the Robeco group. Rodamco Europe was an investor and an owner of stores and dominant shopping malls in its domestic markets in the Netherlands, Belgium as well as in Scandinavian countries, France, Spain and Central Europe.

2010s

December 2017

Unibail-Rodamco and Westfield Corporation announce the creation of the world’s premier developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations.

November 2017

Inauguration of the Paris Convention Centre at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles (Paris, France).

November 2017

Delivery of the Parly 2 shopping center extension project (Le Chesnay, France).

October 2017

Delivery of a new extension at the Carré Sénart shopping centre (Lieussaint, France).

October 2017

Inauguration of the Wroclavia shopping centre (Wroclaw, Poland).

October 2017

Delivery of the extension project at the shopping centre Centrum Chodov (Prague, The Czech Republic).

December 2016

Unibail-Rodamco launches its new CSR strategy Better Places 2030.

December 2016

The Group inaugurates the Mixer in its Paris HQ, a space dedicated to innovation. There is an UR Lab and start-ups participate in UR Link.

April 2016

Inauguration of the new Canopy at Forum des Halles (Paris, France).

March 2016

The launch of the first season of UR Link, the Group’s start-up accelerator.

December 2015

Viparis welcomed the United Nations Conference of the Parties, the COP21, at the Parc des Expositions of Paris Le Bourget. It is the largest international conference ever organised.

November 2015

The shopping centre Ruhr Park (Bochum, Germany) is fully refurbished and a new extension is inaugurated.

November 2015

Inauguration of Mall of Scandinavia (Stockholm, Sweden).

October 2015

Inauguration of Polygone Riviera (Cagnes-sur-Mer, France).

September 2015

The Group receives the 4th consecutive golden award for EPRA’s best practice recommendations.

July 2015

Unibail-Rodamco completes the disposal of its stake in Comexposium to Charterhouse Capital Partners LPP.

June 2015

The mixed used project, Triangle 2 (Paris, France), is approved by the Paris City Council.

May 2015

An important renovation project is delivered at the shopping centre Euralille (Lille, France), the first since its construction in 1944.

April 2015

Unibail-Rodamco announces the successful placement of €1 Bn of bonds, including a €500 Mn Green bond, and a
€500 Mn convertible bond. It is the first convertible bond with a negative yield issued by a real estate company.

March 2015

Inauguration of the shopping centre Minto (Möchengladbach, Germany).

December 2014

Unibail-Rodamco completes the disposal of six French assets to Wereldhave.

December 2014

Unibail-Rodamco signs an agreement with the City of Hamburg, Germany, to develop Überseequartier - the largest inner-city development project in Europe.

November 2014

Unibail-Rodamco completes the disposal of six assets to Carmila in France.

November 2014

Viparis’ portfolio is certified ISO 20121 by Bureau Veritas, a first worldwide.

September 2014

Inauguration of the office tower Majunga (La Défense, France).

September 2014

Inauguration of the shopping centre Palais Vest (Recklinghausen, Germany).

June 2014

Unibail-Rodamco launches an offering of net share settled bonds convertible into new shares and/or exchangeable for existing shares (ORNANE).

April 2014

Unibail-Rodamco wins the tender for NEO 1 and will develop Mall of Europe (Brussels, Belgium). This will be the Group’s first implementation in Brussels.

April 2014

Unibail-Rodamco has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the most ethical companies in the world.

April 2014

Launch of The Unexpected Shopping Campaign across 24 shopping centres in 12 European countries.

March 2014

Unibail-Rodamco wins the BREEAM Retail category for SO Ouest, the 1st shopping center in Europe to be certified BREEAM “Excellent” in the final stage of construction.

February 2014

Successful placement of €750 Mn Green Bond for the first time in the real estate sector.

February 2014

Unibail-Rodamco enters in a new partnership with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on CentrO (Oberhausen,Germany) one of the Europe’s largest and most successful shopping centres.

November 2013

After a two year refurbishment project, the shopping centre Shopping City Süd (Vienna, Austria) now offers a brand new shopping experience.

October 2013

Delivery of Aéroville (Paris region, France), a 83,300 m² GLA shopping centre.

October 2013

The shopping centre Alma (Rennes, France) is completely re-designed with a 10,000 m² GLA new extension.

September 2013

Launch of the Digital Dream™ at the shopping centre Les 4 Temps. With panoramic LED screens, this innovative media strategy immerses onlookers in poetic content and gives brands a unique opportunity to advertise in a creative way. It is the largest indoor LED screen in Europe.

August 2013

The shopping centre Täby Centrum (Stockholm, Sweden) inaugurates a new South extension.

April 2013

Christophe Cuvillier becomes CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Unibail-Rodamco.

March 2013

The shopping centre Centrum Černý Most (Prague, Czech Republic) opens to the public, after two years of major extension and renovation works.

December 2012

Unibail-Rodamco celebrates its 40 year listing anniversary on the Paris Stock Exchange. From December 1972 to December 2012, the Group achieved a total annualised shareholder return of 16.4%.

October 2012

The shopping centre So Ouest opens to the public (Greater Paris, France).

October 2012

Unibail-Rodamco successfully issues a €500 Mn bond

September 2012

Unibail-Rodamco successfully launches an offering of net share settled bonds convertible into new shares and/or exchangeable for existing shares (ORNANE)

July 2012

Launch of the Dining Experience™, the Group’s strategy dedicated to offering customers a spectacular gastronomic experience.

June 2012

Unibail-Rodamco acquires a 51% stake in the holding company owning 90.4% of mfi AG, Germany’s second largest shopping centre operator, investor and developer. This acquisition marks the start of Unibail-Rodamco’s activities in Germany.

April 2012

Launch of the 4 Star label strategy, which ensures high standards are met for services across the Group's retail portfolio. The label is externally audited.

April 2012

Inauguration of Confluence shopping centre (Lyon, France).

September 2010

The Shareholders' General Meeting approves the exceptional distribution of 20€ / share from the "Contribution Premium".

2000s

May 2009

Unibail-Rodamco becomes a European Company (Societas Europaea) and is now formally known as Unibail-Rodamco SE.

January 2008

Unibail-Rodamco and the Paris International Chamber of Commerce merge their convention & exhibition activities to form VIPARIS, European and global leader in the industry.

June 2007

Unibail to become Unibail-Rodamco as a limited liability company with a two-tier governance structure with a Management Board and a Supervisory Board.

June 2007

Inclusion of Unibail in the CAC 40 index.

May 2007

Unibail makes a recommended exchange offer for all outstanding Rodamco Europe shares.

April 2007

Announcement of the merger between Rodamco and Unibail which will create the Leading Pan-European Commercial Property Company.

March 2007

Unibail and the Whitehall Funds sell Cœur Défense an office complex in La Défense, France. With 350,000 m², it is one of the largest buildings in Europe.

February 2007

Unibail and CCIP announce a project to merge their convention & exhibition activities.

June 2006

Guillaume Poitrinal becomes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UNIBAIL.

April 2005

Following the Annual General Meeting held on April 28, 2005, on the proposition of Léon Bressler, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Unibail, the Board of Directors decides to appoint Guillaume Poitrinal as the new Chief Executive Officer. Léon Bressler will remain Chairman of the Board.

March 2005

Unibail acquires 100% of the Exposium Group for €232.6 Mn.

October 2004

Unibail announces an exceptional payout of 23 euros per share by the Board of Directors.

July 2004

Unibail announces the sale of a 51% equity stake in SCI Karanis, the company that owns the Coeur Defense office complex (La Défense, France) to Whitehall funds (investment funds managed by Goldman Sachs).

December 2003

Unibail launches the refinancing of Coeur Defense office complex (La Défense, France) via a CMBS issuance totalling €820 Mn with an average life of 6.3 years. The success of this non-recourse financing enables Unibail to extend the average debt maturity and to diversify the company's sources of funding.

January 2003

Unibail opts for the new tax regime applicable to Listed Property Investment Companies. Unibail will from now on be exempt from taxes on recurring income on capital gains on property sales providing that the company complies with the requirement to pay out 85% of the recurring income in the next year as well as 50% of the realised capital gains within two years.

January 2002

All the convention & exhibition sites belonging to Unibail are grouped together under the umbrella brand 'Paris Expo'.

September 2001

Delivery of Cœur Défense ( La Défense, France), Europe's largest office complex
(181,817 m²).

June 2001

Unibail’s three-for-one stock split to 5€. Conversion of Unibail's share capital into euros.

November 2000

Unibail decides to give up its 'finance company' status on November 28, 2002.

January 2000

Unibail takes the control of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles (Versailles, France).

1990s

October 1999

Unibail acquires Crossroads Property Company's property assets valued at FF4.7 Bn (more than 716 millions).

March 1999

Acquisition of a property portfolio worth nearly FF6 Bn (more than €914 Mn) from the Vivendi Group.

January 1996

Unibail Group becomes General Partner of Crossroads Property Investors investment fund.

January 1995

Takeover of Arc Union: Unibail becomes self-managed and self-administered. Espace Expansion main shopping centre operator in France becomes its subsidiary.

January 1995

Unibail's property assets grouped around two core business areas: shopping centres and office properties.

January 1994

Decisive strengthening (FF +2.2 Bn) of interests in shopping centres: acquisition of the Suez Group portfolio (CFI) and absorption of Price, a real estate company specialised in shopping centres.

January 1992

Nomination of Léon Bressler as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

January 1992

Partial disposal of FF 2.2 Bn from the leasing financing portfolio.

January 1992

First stake acquired in a major shopping centre: Les Quatre Temps in Paris-La Défense (23%).

January 1991

Strategic decision to become a Property Investment Company, resulting in the progressive winding down of lease financing business and giving up of Sicomi status.

1970-1980s

February 1988

First external growth operation: acquisition of Sliminco, one of the two Crédit Lyonnais Sicomis.

March 1986

Admission to the Paris Stock Market monthly settlement.

January 1972

Shares first listed on the Paris Stock Market (spot market).

1968

1968

Creation of Unibail as a finance leasing company by the Worms & Cie Group.