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DIF appoints its Head of Spain to Partner

Schiphol, 15 February 2017 – DIF is pleased to announce the appointment of Fernando Moreno Gorostizaga to Partner. This step emphasises the importance of the Iberian Peninsula within DIF’s strategy. Fernando has been with DIF since 2015 as a Managing Director and Head of Spain when DIF established its Spanish operations in Madrid. The Madrid office covers investments in Spain, Portugal and potentially Chile.

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DIF completes the acquisition of a stake in the French A63 toll road

Paris, 24 January 2017 – DIF Infrastructure IV is pleased to report that it closed the acquisition of a 9.22% stake in the A63 project, following the announced signing of the transaction almost a year ago.

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DIF Infrastructure II completes the refinancing of two Belgian PPP projects

Schiphol, 17 January 2017 – DIF has recently completed the refinancing of the Stelplaatsen and Noord-Zuid Kempen projects in Belgium. Taking advantage of the prevailing low interest rates and the competitive bank market environment, financing terms and conditions on both projects have materially improved.

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DIF’s consortium reaches financial close on German A6 highway PPP

Frankfurt, 14 December 2016 – The ViA6West consortium, which comprises of DIF Infrastructure IV, HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions and JOHANN BUNTE Bauunternehmung has reached financial close on the contract for the construction and operation of the extension of the A6 highway in Germany.

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DIF completes refinancing of a French solar PV portfolio

Paris, 7 December 2016 – DIF Infrastructure III closes the refinancing of a 20.1MWp solar PV portfolio in France.

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DIF agrees to acquire stake in US toll road

Toronto, 2 December 2016 – DIF Infrastructure IV (“DIF”) is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to acquire a 33.3% equity interest in Northwest Parkway, a toll-road located in the Denver metropolitan area of Colorado, U.S.A. (the “Project”). DIF is part of a consortium alongside Northleaf Capital Partners and HICL Infrastructure Company Limited which has conditionally acquired a 100% equity interest in Northwest Parkway from Brisa, a Portuguese toll-road operator.

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DIF acquires portfolio of solar projects in France

Paris, 29 November 2016 – DIF Infrastructure IV invests in seven roof top solar PV projects in France from Green Yellow.

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DIF and Swiss Life Asset Managers to acquire toll road PPP in Poland

Schiphol, 8 November 2016 – DIF Infrastructure IV and Swiss Life Funds (Lux) Global Infrastructure Opportunities II, managed by Swiss Life Asset Managers, have reached an agreement with Skanska to jointly acquire its 30% shareholding in the Gdańsk Transport Company, which holds the concession rights to design, build, finance, maintain and operate a 152km section of the A1 (E75) motorway in Poland. The concessionaire is entitled to a mix of availability payments and shadow toll revenue.

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DIF’s consortium awarded with major contract for German A6 highway PPP

Frankfurt, 21 October 2016 – DIF’s consortium, ViA6West, consisting of HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions, JOHANN BUNTE Bauunternehmung and DIF Infrastructure IV, has been awarded the contract for the construction and operation of the extension of the A6 highway in Germany.

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DIF and EDF Invest complete Thyssengas acquisition

Frankfurt, 5 October 2016 – DIF Infrastructure IV and EDF Invest, as equal shareholders in a consortium, are pleased to announce that they have closed the acquisition of 100% of Thyssengas, a German gas transportation network, from Macquarie-managed vehicles.

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