Loyal customer share options 2008

In general
In May 2012 was the last possibility to subscribe shares with Stockmann's loyal customer share options 2008. The subscription period ended 31.5.2012. 

The Annual General Meeting 2008 approved the Board of Directors' proposal on granting share options to Stockmann's Loyal Customers. In accordance with the resolution of the Annual General Meeting, a total maximum of 2 500 000 share options will be granted to Stockmann's Loyal Customers without consideration. The share options will be granted to Loyal Customers whose purchases during 1 January 2008 – 31 December 2009, together with purchases made on parallel cards for the same account are at least EUR 6 000 in total amount. For purchases of at least EUR 6 000, a Loyal Customer received 20 share options without consideration. In addition, for each full 500 euros by which the purchases exceed EUR 6 000, the Loyal Customer received two additional share options. Each share option entitles its holder to subscribe for one of the company's Series B shares. A total of 1 248 739 loyal customer share options were subscribed.

Terms of the loyal customer share options 2008

Laws of certain countries imposes restrictions on the share subscription and the sale of shares. The shares for subscription has not been or will not be registered outside Finland, and may not be offered or sold outside Finland. Therefore persons living outside Finland, do not necessarily have the right to subscribe for or otherwise acquire subscribed shares. The Company expects that persons involved in the subscription of shares acquire relevant information concerning the restrictions and comply with them.

Subscription period
The subscription period in 2012 was 2 - 31 May 2012. If the shares were not subscribed, the options expired and became worthless.

Subscription price
The subscription price for shares with loyal customer share options in 2012 was EUR 8.29/share.

In accordance with the resolution of the Annual General Meeting on 17 March 2009, the subscription price is the volume-weighted average price of the Series B share on the Helsinki exchange during the period 1 February – 28 February 2009, or EUR 11.28. The subscription price of a share to be subscribed for with the share options will be lowered by the amount of Stockmann plc dividends paid after the end of the determination period for the share price, counting from the record date up to the date of the share subscription. The subscription price after the rights issue of 2009 and the dividend payout decided by the Annual General Meeting for the 2011 financial year was in May 2012 EUR 8.29/share. The subscription right can be used only once and the minimum subscription amount is 20 Stockmann shares.

The share subscription is arranged by Handelsbanken. The share subscription and payment can easily be made at several subcription places:

  • with personal netbank codes (Nordea, Handelsbanken, Osuuspankki, Sampo Pankki, Tapiola, Aktia, Säästöpankki/POP) in the electronical subscripton service: www.handelsbanken.fi/stockmann
  • at loyal customer services in Stockmann's department stores in Finland
  • at Handelsbanken's bank branches in Finland

For the share subscription, you need to have a personal book-entry account in any bank or Euroclear Finland Oy (previously Finnish Central Securities Depositary Ltd).

Documents related to the share subscription
The share subscription prospectus (in Finnish)
Stockmann plc: Financial Statements and auditors' report 2011 
Stockmann plc: Financial Statements and auditors' report 2010
Stockmann plc: Financial Statements and auditors' report 2009

The registration of the shares at the book-entry account
The subscribed shares will be registered at the subsriber's book-entry account after the company's increased share capital has been registered in the Trade Register, approximately 29 June 2012.

Further information
Further information on the loyal customer shares options and the subscription of shares is available at Stockmann's Loyal Customer Service, tel. +358 9 121 3260.