According to a statement issued by the company, the GSG loan standstill agreement between GSG Asset GmbH & Co. Verwaltungs KG (a subsidiary of Orco Germany) and The Royal Bank of Scotland has been prolonged again until August 31. New clauses have been added regarding the requirement of some progress to be made on the renegotiation by August 15. The loan value stands at € 285.7m.
This is the second time the standstill agreement has been prolonged. The officials have stated before that the company is trying to gather financing from other banks in order to refinance the loan with only a small part of the loan value still not being covered. The introduction of a clause related to progress being made on the refinancing could add some additional risk if the company is not progressing on the loan refinancing. We view the news as neutral.