Raisio plc Stock Exchange Release, 14 May 2014
RAISIO'S CONVERTED SHARES
The Board of Directors of Raisio plc has decided in its meeting held on 28 April 2014 to convert a total of 84,500 restricted shares (series K) into free shares (series V). The decision has been entered in the Trade Register today, on 14 May 2014. The additional lot of free shares in question is admitted to trading on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd as of 15 May 2014.
Since the beginning of 2014, a total of 145,281 restricted shares of the company have been converted into free shares. The number of issued free shares is now 131,561,640 while the number of restricted shares is 33,587,390. The share capital entitles to 803,309,440 votes.
Since the conversion occurs between the two share classes, it does not affect the company’s registered share capital, which remains unaltered at EUR 27,776,072 and is divided into 165,149,030 shares.
The converted free shares have equal rights with the free shares issued earlier entitling to the right to the next succeeding profit to be shared as well as to other shareholder rights as of today.
Financial Supervisory Authority has by its decision on 29 May 1998 granted the company an exemption from obligation to publish a prospectus when an additional lot of free shares converted from restricted shares is admitted to trading on the stock exchange.
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Raisio Group briefly
Raisio plc is an international specialist in plant-based nutrition. Raisio’s operations are divided into two divisions: Brands and Raisioagro. The Group’s key market areas are Finland, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Estonia and Sweden. Raisio plc’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. In 2013, the Group's net sales totalled EUR 558 million and EBIT was EUR 39 million. The Group employs some 1,900 people. Raisio’s best-known brands are Benecol, Honey Monster, Elovena, Fox’s, Dormen, Juicee Gummee, Poppets and Benemilk.