Sanoma considers issuance of hybrid bond

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Sanoma Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 2 December 2013 at 09:45 CET+1

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Sanoma is considering issuance of a hybrid bond. The potential issue is expected to be launched in the near future subject to market conditions. The targeted size of the issue is approximately EUR 100 million.

“The hybrid bond strengthens our balance sheet supporting effective execution of our strategic plan”, says Harri-Pekka Kaukonen, President and CEO.

A hybrid bond is an instrument which is subordinated to the company's other debt obligations and which is treated as equity in the IFRS financial statements. The hybrid bond does not confer to its holders the rights of a shareholder and does not dilute the holdings of the current shareholders.

Nordea Markets acts as the sole lead manager for the transaction.

Additional information
Sanoma’s Investor Relations, Olli Turunen, tel. +358 40 552 8907 or ir@sanoma.com

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Get the world. Sanoma helps people access and understand the world. Sanoma is a front runner in consumer media and learning in Europe. We employ around 10,000 professionals in more than 10 countries. In 2012, the Group’s net sales totalled EUR 2.4 billion. Sanoma’s share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

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