Investment agreement and takeover offer

Conclusion of an investment agreement to prepare a voluntary public takeover offer by a bidder company with participation of Advent International and Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

Dear shareholders,

On 23 November 2021, Aareal Bank signed an investment agreement with an entity to be named Atlantic BidCo GmbH (the “Bidder”), a company established and held indirectly by financial investors Advent International Corporation and Centerbridge Partners, L.P., as well as co-investors.

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