Unibail-Rodamco was formed from the merger in 2007 of the groups Unibail and Rodamco Europe. Unibail-Rodamco is the number one listed commercial real-estate company in Europe today.
Unibail-Rodamco, which has operations in 12 countries in Europe, established the Group's European credentials by becoming a European Company in May 2009.
April 25: After having spent two years as Chief Operating Officer, Christophe Cuvillier replaces Guillaume Poitrinal as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board. Guillaume Poitrinal spent 18 years with the Group, including 8 years as CEO. His strategic thinking and decisions after the merger with Rodamco Europe in 2007 propelled the Group to the rank of European leader operating across more than 12 countries.
June 14: 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 beginning of Unibail-Rodamco’s activities in Germany.
December 6: :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 (dividends reinvested) of 16.4%.
September 8: The Shareholders' General Meeting approves the exceptional distribution of 20€ / share from the "contribution premium".
Ex-dividend date is set on October 7th, 2010. Distribution will be on October 12th, 2010.
July 20: : Unibail-Rodamco announces that an exceptional pay-out of 20 euros per share will be proposed to Shareholder's general Meeting scheduled for September 8th, 2010. The pay-out will be paid on October 12th, 2010 from its "contribution premium" account. Through this exceptional pay-out, Unibail-Rodamco is adjusting its financial structure remaining the best rated company in its industry with an A rating for Standard & Poor's (negative outlook) as well as for Fitch (stable outlook).
May 18: Unibail-Rodamco becomes a European Company (Societas Europaea) and is now formally known as Unibail-Rodamco SE
January 28: Unibail-Rodamco and the CCIP merge their convention-exhibition activities to form VIPARIS, the European and world leader in this segment (France)
June 25: UNIBAIL to become UNIBAIL-RODAMCO as a limited liability company (société anonyme) with a two-tier governance structure with a Management Board and a Supervisory Board.
June 21: Success of the Offer to create the Leading Pan-European Commercial Property Company: 80% of Rodamco Shares tendered.
June 18: Inclusion of UNIBAIL in the CAC 40 index Nyse Euronext press release May, 30 2007.
May 21: UNIBAIL makes a recommended exchange offer for all outstanding RODAMCO Europe shares.
April 23: Unibail obtains the AFM licence.
April 10: Announcement of the merger project between RODAMCO and UNIBAIL to create the Leading Pan-European Commercial Property Company.
Created in 1968 by the Worms group with a Sicomi status, Unibail chose in 1992 to become a owner, developer and manager specialized in shopping malls and offices by concentrating on large-sized and not reproducible assets. Acquisitions concerned big shopping malls from 1992 till 1995 then offices (in particular with Vivendi in 1999). In 2000, a congress-exhibition division was formed after the takeover of Paris Expo. This company was joined to the congress-exhibitions activities of the Chamber of commerce and industry of Paris in 2008 to create Viparis, European leader on its sector.
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, and received all its continental Europe assets. Rodamco Europe was an investor and an owner of stores and dominant shopping malls in its domestic markets in the Netherlands and in Belgium as well as in Scandinavian countries, France, Spain and Central Europe.