- Transaction comprises operational activities in Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine as well as real estate assets
- Cash inflow of around € 600 million
- Significant reduction of rating-relevant net debt by € 1.5 billion
- German business of Real remains an integral part of METRO GROUP – further development targeted
The sale of Real Eastern Europe to Groupe Auchan comprises 91 Real hypermarkets in Poland, Russia, Romania and Ukraine including the real estate assets of 14 stores. In these four countries, Real has reached sales of more than € 2.6 billion in 2011 and has a workforce of around 20,000 employees. Auchan operates 98 stores and has a workforce of around 65.000 employees in these four countries.