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Folkestone Education Trust

Level 12, 15 William Street, MELBOURNE VIC 3000

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The Folkestone Education Trust is the largest Australian ASX listed real estate investment trust (A-REIT) that invests in early learning properties.

The Folkestone Education Trust (FET or Trust), is an ASX listed (ASX: FET) Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that is the largest Australian property trust investing in early learning properties within Australia and New Zealand. The Trust has total assets under management of $593 million and 402 early learning properties in its portfolio. (The portfolio incorporates the merger of the Folkestone Social Infrastructure Trust on 6 January 2015.)

In June 2014, the Trust changed its name from the Australian Education Trust (ASX: AEU) to Folkestone Education Trust (ASX: FET).

Strategy of the Trust

application of and adherence to a consistent investment discipline in assessing acquisitions and disposals, focusing on real estate and income attributes similar to the existing portfolio

apply appropriate debt levels to maximise returns without over-exposing the Trust to debt

apply hedging policies to minimise volatility in the cost of debt and increase the predictability of distributions

apply portfolio and risk management policies to maximise returns and operating efficiencies

Objectives of the Trust

FET’s main objective is to provide secure long term cash-flows with minimal risk and the potential for capital growth to its investors.

provide access to sector specific real estate investment that invests in early learning property

provide a stable, growing income stream supported by secure lease covenants

provide geographical diversification through asset selection

provide an attractive income yield with growing underlying property values

Trust Features & Benefits

Growing early learning market that is backed by strong government support

Minimal capex exposure, through predominantly triple net leases

Geographical diversification

Strong underlying land values

Pooled bank guarantees from tenants

Uncomplicated business and property platform

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