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AHLSTROM-MUNKSJÖ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, JUNE 5, 2017 at 8:50 CEST
Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj (the “Company”) announces today the indicative results of the invitation to the holders of its EUR 100 million 4.125 per cent. notes due September 15, 2019 (ISIN: FI4000108501) (the “2019 Notes”) to tender the 2019 Notes for cash on the terms and conditions set out in the tender offer memorandum (“Tender Offer Memorandum”) dated May 22, 2017 (the “Tender Offer”).
The Offer Period for the Tender Offer expired at 4:00 p.m. (EET) on June 2, 2017 (the “Expiration Deadline”). At the Expiration Deadline, the aggregate nominal amount of the 2019 Notes validly tendered by the noteholders for purchase was EUR 89,160,000.
Pursuant to the terms of the Tender Offer, the Company has reserved the right, in its sole discretion, to decide on acceptance of the 2019 Notes for purchase, including not to accept any 2019 Notes for purchase. The acceptance by the Company of any 2019 Notes for purchase is subject to, without limitation, the pricing of the issue of new notes (the “New Notes”) and the signing by the Joint Lead Managers and the Company of an issuance agreement (the “New Issue Condition”). If the Company chooses to accept the 2019 Notes for tender pursuant to the Tender Offer, tender instructions will be accepted in full without pro-ration. The Company expects to announce the final results of the Tender Offer, and whether the New Issue Condition has been fulfilled or not, as soon as feasible.
Nordea Bank AB (publ) and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) act as Dealer Managers, and Nordea Bank AB (publ), Finnish Branch acts as Tender Agent for the Tender Offer. Information in respect of the Tender Offer may be obtained from the Dealer Managers.
Nordea Bank AB (publ), +45 6161 2996, firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ), +46 8 506 230 09, SEBLiabilityManagement@seb.se
Nordea Bank AB (publ), Finnish Branch
The information contained herein is not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa or such other countries or otherwise in such circumstances in which the release, publication or distribution would be unlawful. The information contained herein does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, the New Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
This communication does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The New Notes have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or under the applicable securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons except pursuant to an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
This communication does not constitute an offer of New Notes to the public in the United Kingdom. No prospectus has been or will be approved in the United Kingdom in respect of the New Notes. Consequently, this communication is directed only at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom, (ii) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order"), (iii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2) of the Order and (iv) other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). In addition, this communication is, in any event only directed at persons who are "qualified investors" pursuant to the Prospectus Directive (2003/71/EC, as amended). Any investment activity to which this communication relates will only be available to, and will only be engaged with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.
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Ahlstrom-Munksjö in brief
Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to customers worldwide. Our offerings include decor paper, filter media, release liners, abrasive backings, nonwovens, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, food packaging and labeling, tape, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics. Combined annual net sales are about EUR 2.15 billion and we employ 6,000 people. The Ahlstrom-Munksjö share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm. The company was formed on April 1, 2017 through the merger of Ahlstrom Corporation and Munksjö Oyj. Read more at www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com.