Metsä Board Corporation
Prospectus/Announcement of Prospectus
Metsä Board publishes the listing prospectus of its EUR 250 million notes
Metsä Board Corporation Stock Exchange Release 29 September 2017 at 11.35 am EEST
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Metsä Board Corporation (the “Company”) announced on 21 September 2017 the issuance of senior unsecured notes in the amount of EUR 250 million (the “New Notes”). The New Notes mature on 29 September 2027, bear fixed annual interest at the rate of 2.750 per cent and have an issue price of 99.664 per cent.
The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has today approved the listing prospectus of the New Notes. The listing prospectus will be available from 2 October 2017 in the English language on the company's website at www.metsaboard.com/Investors.
The Company has today filed an application to Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd for the admission of the New Notes to trading on the regulated market. Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd is estimated to admit the New Notes to trading on the official list as from 3 October 2017.
Danske Bank A/S and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) act as Joint Lead Managers for the issue of the Notes.
Katri Sundström, VP, Investor Relations, tel. +358 400 976 333
METSÄ BOARD CORPORATION
Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards including folding box-boards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards are developed to provide better, safer and more sustainable solutions for consumer goods as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests.
The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2016, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.7 billion, and it has approximately 2,500 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
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 require-ments 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.