Helsinki, Finland, 2013-12-02 08:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
MUNKSJÖ OYJ, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 2 December 2013 at 8:00 am CET
NOT TO BE DISTRIBUTED IN OR INTO AUSTRALIA, CANADA, THE HONG KONG SPECIAL
ADMINISTRATIVE REGION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND,
SOUTH AFRICA OR THE UNITED STATES.
The demerger of Ahlstrom's Label and Processing business in Brazil (Coated
Specialties) and Munksjö Oyj's new shares have today been registered with the
Finnish Trade Register.
A total of 12 291 991 new shares in Munksjö Oyj were issued as demerger
consideration to Ahlstrom's shareholders in the Coated Specialties demerger.
Following the registration of the new shares, the total number of Munksjö Oyj's
shares increased to 51 061 581. The registered share capital of Munksjö Oyj
remains unchanged and amounts to EUR 15 000 000.
The new shares received as demerger consideration are expected to be registered
on the book-entry accounts of the shareholders during the course of today. The
trading with Munksjö's new shares on the Helsinki Stock Exchange (NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki Ltd.) will commence today. The new shares carry a right to dividend
and other shareholder rights as from their registration.
Based on the terms of the Business Combination Agreement related to Munksjö AB
and Ahlstrom's Label and Processing business, Munksjö and Ahlstrom have agreed
on the effects of certain supplier finance arrangements on the transaction. The
parties have agreed that as a final settlement of the matter, Ahlstrom will pay
a total of EUR 9.5 million to the reserve for invested unrestricted equity of
Munksjö Oyj as an adjustment.
For more information, please contact:
Laura Lindholm, Investor Relations Manager, tel. +46 10 250 1026
Munksjö - Materials for innovative product design
The Munksjö Group is an international specialty paper company with a unique
product offering for a large number of industrial applications and
consumer-driven products. Founded in 1862, Munksjö is among the leading
producers in the world of high-value added papers within attractive market
segments such as Decor paper, Release Liners, Electrotechnical paper, Abrasive
backings and Interleaving paper for steel. Given Munksjö's global presence and
way of integrating with its customers' operations, the company forms a global
service organisation with approximately 3,000 employees. Production facilities
are located in France, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Spain and China. Munksjö Oyj is
listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.munksjo.com.
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New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. The information contained
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buy the securities referred to herein in any jurisdiction in which such offer,
solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from
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This document is not an offer for sale of securities in the United States.
Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration
or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as
amended. Ahlstrom Corporation, Munksjö AB and Munksjö Oyj have not registered,
and do not intend to register, any offering of the Munksjö shares in the United
States. There will be no public offering of the Munksjö shares in the United
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