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BINGHAM FARMS, MI-Malan Realty Investors, Inc., a self-administered real estate investment trust, reported its net assets in liquidation increased by $738,000 to $28.6 million, for the quarter ending June 30, 2003.

As a result of the approval of a plan of complete liquidation by its shareholders, the company adopted the liquidation basis of accounting for all periods beginning after Sept. 30, 2002. On Sept. 30, 2002, in accordance with the liquidation basis of accounting, assets were adjusted to estimated net realizable value and liabilities were adjusted to estimated settlement amounts, including estimated costs associated with carrying out the liquidation. Accordingly, Malan no longer reports net income or funds from operations.

The increase in net assets was from the quarter ended March 31.

Malan also announced that it closed on the sales of four properties during the quarter and four others subsequent to June 30, 2003, at contract prices totaling $30.3 million. The company currently has nine operating properties and one vacant land parcel under contract for $61.2 million, one property under a letter of intent for $2.1 million and one additional property under an option for $1.0 million. The company also said certain letters of intent announced previously were terminated without proceeding to contract.

Malan said the increase in net assets for the quarter was primarily attributable to a decrease in the reserve for estimated liquidation costs of $1.1 million, due to payments of and estimated decreases in future costs of carrying out the liquidation. Operating income for the quarter of $10,000 consisted of income from properties and a $1.1 million decrease in estimated environmental investigation and remediation costs, based on revised information relating to cleanup costs at certain properties, and was offset by a charge of $1.4 million as the result of an unfavorable court decision in litigation brought by the company’s former president and CEO, Anthony S. Gramer. The company is currently appealing the decision.

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