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IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anonima Announces Results for the first three-month period of FY 2013 Ended September 30, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anonima Announces Results for the first three-month period of FY 2013 Ended September 30, 201222:01 EST Monday, November 19, 2012BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anonima (NYSE: IRS; BASE: IRSA), the leading real estate company in Argentina, announces its results for the first three month of FY 2013 Ended September 30, 2012.As from fiscal year 2013, the company adopts accounting policies based on the International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") to prepare its financial statements. Until now, the company's financial statements were prepared in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles of Argentina ("ARG GAAP") which differ in certain respects from the IFRS. For such reason, we have changed certain valuation and disclosure accounting policies.Net income for the first quarter of 2013 was ARS 50.8 million, compared to a loss of ARS 112 million in 2012 mainly due to lower financial charges and higher income from Banco Hipotecario and the valuation of Hersha.IRSA's revenues increased 12.7% in the first quarter of 2013, to ARS 486.3 million, and EBITDA rose 14.3% to ARS 248.3 million.Revenues and EBITDA from the Shopping Center segment grew 17.9% and 10.7%, respectively, in the first three months of 2013, compared to 2012. The EBITDA/Revenue margin, excluding common maintenance expense fund and common promotional fund, reached 80%, and occupancy stood at 98.4%.As concerns the Offices segment, revenues and EBITDA increased by 20.9% and 22.8%, respectively, in the 3-month period. This improvement in activity has been driven by the 100% occupancy of "Dot Building", which increased portfolio occupancy to 97.5%, and a slight improvement in the portfolio's USD / sqm rental levels.During this period we sold non-strategic office assets for an amount of approximately USD 15.0 million.In September 2012, through our subsidiary IRSA International LLC, we executed an agreement whereby we promised to acquire Rigby Madison LLC's 33.36% interest in the company that owns the Madison 183 building, located in Manhattan. In this way, IRSA's interest in Rigby 183 LLC will reach 82.36% of its stock capital. The shareholders' meeting held on October 31, last approved the payment of a cash dividend for ARS 180,000,000, equivalent to 0.311054 ARS/share and 3.110546 ARS/ADR.HIGHLIGHTSThree month period of Fiscal Year 2013 Financial HighlightsEnded September 30, 2012(In thousands of Argentine Pesos)09-30-1209-30-11Total sales 486,311431,631Operating Income 197,942173,985Net Income (Loss) 50,810(112,029)Net Income per GDS 0.071(0.194)09-30-1206-30-12Total Current Assets 1,087,029839,328Total Non Current Assets 5,977,0326,050,293Total Assets  7,064,0616,889,621    Short-Term debt 537,815500,926    Total Current Liabilities  1,296,2771,205,744    Long-term debt 2,212,9192,215,053    Total Non Current Liabilities  2,673,8182,644,108    Total Liabilities 3,970,0953,849,852    Minority interest 391,659390,428    Shareholders' Equity 3,093,9663,039,769IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones S.A. (NYSE: IRS, BASE: IRSA) is Argentina's largest, most well-diversified real estate company, and it is the only company in the industry whose shares are listed on both the Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires and The New York Stock Exchange. Through its subsidiaries, IRSA manages an expanding top portfolio of shopping centers and office buildings, primarily in Buenos Aires. The company also develops residential subdivisions and apartments (specializing in high-rises and loft-style conversions) and owns three luxury hotels. Its solid, diversified portfolio of properties has established the Company as the leader in the sector in which it participates, making it the best vehicle to access the Argentine real estate market. Additionally, IRSA owns a stake in Banco Hipotecario, Argentina's largest mortgage supplier in the country.A LONGER VERSION OF THIS PRESS RELEASE WITH DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB SITE: WWW.IRSA.COM.ARIRSA cordially invites you to participate in its first three month FY 2013 Results Conference Call on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 8:00 hs Eastern TimeTo participate, please call:888-734-0544 If you are in the US or+1-706-758-3363 for international callsPIN# 64391151To access the webcast, click on the link below:http://webcast.mzvaluemonitor.com/Home/Login/633 SOURCE IRSAFor further information: Investor Relations Department, IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones S.A., ir@irsa.com.ar