Publication of the prospectus relating to Stockmann’s Loyal Customer share options 2008

Helsinki, Finland, 2012-05-02 08:00 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stockmann plc ("Stockmann") has published a prospectus relating to the Loyal Customer share options 2008. A total of 553 910 new Stockmann's Series B shares can be subscribed with the Loyal Customer share options. The subscription time begins on 2 May 2012 and ends on 31 May 2012. The unused share options will lapse on 31 May 2012.

The Finnish language prospectus approved by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority and its Swedish language translation are available as of 2 May 2012 on the Stockmann Group's website The prospectus is also available at the subscription places of the shares and at the reception of Nasdaq OMX Helsinki Ltd as of 2 May 2012.

Further information:
Pekka Vähähyyppä, CFO, tel. +358 9 121 3351


Hannu Penttilä

Nasdaq OMX
Principal media

Important notice

This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus for the purposes of applicable measures implementing Directive 2003/71/EC (such Directive, together with any applicable implementing measures in the relevant home Member State under such Directive (the "Prospectus Directive"). A prospectus relating to the rights offering referred to in this announcement to the Prospectus Directive will be published, which, when published, will be available at subscription locations in Finland.

The distribution of this announcement in certain jurisdictions may be restricted. This announcement does not constitute an offer of, or an invitation to purchase, any securities of Stockmann in any jurisdiction.

Copies of this announcement are not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong or the United States. This announcement does not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States, nor may such securities be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration as provided in the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations there under. Stockmann does not intend to register any portion of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of any securities in the United States. This announcement is not a direct or indirect offer to a feasible selling or purchase of securities, neither will the securities be offered at regions, where the offering or selling of the particular securities would be illegal.