FINAL RESULT OF STOCKMANN'S RIGHTS OFFERING AND REGISTRATION OF NEW SHARES
STOCKMANN plc Changes in share capital and votes 24 September 2009 at 15.45
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FINAL RESULT OF STOCKMANN'S RIGHTS OFFERING AND REGISTRATION OF NEW SHARES
In Stockmann plc's rights offering, 1,592,786 new Series A shares and 2,085,477 new Series B shares, i.e., a total of 3,678,263 shares (98.3 per cent of all shares offered in the rights offering) were subscribed for pursuant to the subscription rights.
In accordance with the terms and conditions of the rights offering, the 63,524 shares unsubscribed for pursuant to the subscription rights (1.7 per cent of all shares offered in the rights offering) were offered for subscription and to be sold further at market price by Nordea Bank Finland Plc, acting as the lead manager. Nordea Bank Finland Plc has subscribed and paid for all the remaining shares as well as sold them at market price. The net proceeds from the sales will be paid to holders of unexercised subscription rights on or about 2 October 2009.
The interim shares representing the shares subscribed for pursuant to the subscription rights in the rights offering were admitted to public trading on the Helsinki Stock Exchange on 21 September 2009.
Stockmann's Board of Directors has today on 24 September 2009 approved all subscriptions made pursuant to the subscription rights and subscriptions made by Nordea Bank Finland Plc as well as sales of shares carried out by Nordea Bank Finland Plc. The new shares of Stockmann totalling 3,741,787 to be listed pursuant to the offering will be registered with the Trade Register on 28 September 2009, as of which date the new shares will rank pari passu with all issued and existing shares of Stockmann. As a result of the offering, the total number of shares in Stockmann will increase by 1,611,977 Series A shares to 30,627,563 Series A shares, and by 2,129,810 Series B shares to 40,466,390 Series B shares. The subscription price of the shares was EUR 12.00 per Series A share and EUR 12.00 per Series B share. Stockmann raised through the rights offering approximately EUR 45 million prior to deduction of expenses and fees relating to the offering.
As a consequence of the above registrations, Stockmann's share capital will increase to EUR 142,187,906, comprising of 71,093,953 shares.
The new Series A and Series B shares will be combined with Stockmann's existing corresponding share series on or about 28 September 2009 and will be subject to public trading on the official list of Nasdaq OMX Helsinki Ltd as of 29 September 2009.
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Hannu Penttilä - Chief Executive Officer +358 9 121 5801 Pekka Vähähyyppä - Chief Financial Officer +358 9 121 3351
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Nordea Bank Finland Plc and E. Öhman J:or Group Finland (Pankkiiriliike E. Öhman J:or Suomi Oy) are acting exclusively for Stockmann and no one else in connection with the rights offering and will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this announcement) as their respective clients in relation to the rights offering and will not be responsible to anyone other than Stockmann for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for providing advice in relation to the rights offering or any matters referred to in this announcement.
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