Notification under Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Market Act

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Helsinki, Finland, 2014-01-10 19:15 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Suominen Corporation   Stock Exchange Release  10 January 2014 at 20.15 (EET)

NOTIFICATION UNDER CHAPTER 9, SECTION 10 OF THE SECURITIES MARKET ACT

Suominen Corporation has today received a notification referred to in Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Market Act:

1. Name of the issuer of shares:

Suominen Corporation (business identity code 1680141-9)

2. Name of the shareholder subject to the notification obligation:


Ahlström Capital Oy (business identity code 1670034-3)
AC Invest Two B.V. (registration code 51490943)

3. Reason for the notification:

Agreement or other arrangement that, if realized, would result in the acquisition or disposal of shares or voting rights.

4. Thresholds that are reached or crossed

The ownership may increase so that the following thresholds will be reached or crossed: 5 %, 10 %, 15 %, 20 %, 25 % tai 30 %.

The voting rights may increase so that the following thresholds will be reached or crossed: 5 %, 10 %, 15 %, 20 %, 25 % tai 30 %.

5. Date on which the threshold(s) is/are reached or crossed:

10 January 2014

6. Holdings of shares and voting rights notified in the previous notification:

Shares and voting rights (type of share or ISIN code Shares
Number
Shares
%
Voting rights
Number
Voting rights
%
SUY1V
(ISIN FI0009010862)
- - - -
Total - - - -

 

 

 

7. Holdings of shares and voting rights after the triggering transaction:

Shares and voting rights (type of share or ISIN code) Shares
Number
Shares
%
Voting rights
Number
Voting
rights
%
SUY1V
(ISIN FI0009010862)
1 057 510 0,43 1 057 510 0,43
Total 1 057 510 0,43 1 057 510 0,43

 

Agreement or arrangement that, if realized, would result in the acquisition or disposal of shares or voting rights

  Shares, Number (+/-) Shares
% (+/-)
Voting rights, Number (+/-) Voting rights,
% (+/-)
1) Ahlstrom Corporation’s option to sell the convertible hybrid bond max
+43 330 000
max
+14,88*
max
+43 330 000
max
+14,88*
*the shares subscribed for based on the convertible hybrid bond are taken into account here.
2) AC Invest Two B.V.’s option to acquire max
+66 666 666
max
+26,89*
max
+66 666 666
max
+26,89*
*+22,89, if the shares subscribed for based on the convertible hybrid bond are taken into account.
Total max
+109 996 666
max
+37,77*
max
+109 996 666
max
+37,77*
*the shares subscribed for based on the convertible hybrid bond are taken into account here.

 

Total shares in section 7

  Shares
Number
Shares
%
Voting rights
Number
Voting rights
%
1) 1 057 510 -
44 387 510
0,36-15,24 1 057 510 -
44 387 510
0,36-15,24
2) 1 057 510 -
67 724 176
0,43-27,32* 1 057 510 -
67 724 176
0,43-27,32*
*0,36-23,25, if the shares subscribed for based on the convertible hybrid bond are taken into account.
1) + 2) 1 057 510 -
111 054 176
0,36-38,13* 1 057 510 -
111 054 176
0,36-38,13*
*the shares subscribed for based on the convertible hybrid bond are taken into account here.

 

8. Total number of shares and voting rights in the issuer as used in the calculation for the notification:

Total number of shares in the issuer: 1) 291 264 122 (the shares subscribed for based on the convertible hybrid bond are taken into account here), 2) 247 934 122.

 

Total number of voting rights in the issuer: 1) 291 264 122 (the shares subscribed for based on the convertible hybrid bond are taken into account here), 2) 247 934 122.

 

9. Indirect holdings of shares and voting rights:

Name of the shareholder and reason for indirect holding (e.g., controlled undertaking or transfer of voting rights)

  Shares
Number
Shares
%
Voting rights
Number
Voting rights
%
AC Invest Two B.V. See section 7 See section 7 See section 7 See section 7
Total See section 7 See section 7 See section 7 See section 7

 

10. Chain of controlled undertakings:

AC Invest Two B.V. is a fully owned subsidiary of Ahlström Capital B.V. and Ahlström Capital B.V. is a fully owned subsidiary of Ahlström Capital Oy.

11. Additional information on agreements and other arrangements

Type of agreement or other arrangement Duration of agreement or other arrangement Intended date for exercising agreement or other arrangement
Ahlstrom Corporation’s option to sell the convertible hybrid bond 9,5 months -
AC Invest Two B.V.’s option to acquire 10 months -

 

Suominen Corporation
Nina Kopola, President & CEO

For additional information, please contact:
Nina Kopola, President and CEO, Suominen Corporation, tel. +358 10 214 300

Suominen in brief

Suominen supplies its industrial and retail customers with nonwovens and flexible packaging for use in consumer products worldwide. Suominen is the global market leader in nonwovens for wipes. The company employs more than 1,000 people in Europe and in the United States. Suominen’s net sales in 2012 amounted to MEUR 410.4 and operating profit excluding non-recurring items was MEUR 12.9 (continuing operations). The Suominen share (SUY1V) is listed in NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Stock Exchange. Read more at www.suominen.fi.

Distribution:
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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