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Citycon Oyj (“Citycon” or the “Company”) announced on 13 May 2014 that Citycon and CPP Investment Board European Holdings S.à r.l (“CPPIBEH”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, have on 12 May 2014 entered into an agreement on an overall arrangement whereby Citycon would strengthen its balance sheet by raising approximately EUR 400 million of new capital and CPPIBEH would become a significant strategic shareholder in Citycon. Citycon announced earlier today that its Board of Directors has on 8 June 2014 decided on the directed share issue of approximately EUR 206.4 million to CPPIBEH (the “Directed Share Issue”) as well as the subsequent fully underwritten rights issue of approximately EUR 196.5 million pursuant to the pre-emptive subscription right of the Company’s shareholders relating to the arrangement.
The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has today, on 9 June 2014, approved Citycon’s prospectus (“Prospectus”) relating to the Directed Share Issue.
The Prospectus will be available as of 9 June 2014 in the English language on the website of the Company at www.citycon.com/directedshareissue2014.
Helsinki, 9 June 2014
For further information, please contact:
Marcel Kokkeel, CEO
Tel. +358 20 766 4465
Eero Sihvonen, Executive VP and CFO
Tel +358 20 766 4459
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
This stock exchange release is not an offer for subscription for shares in the Company. A Finnish prospectus relating to the rights issue referred to in this stock exchange release and the subsequent listing of the new shares at NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. will be published once the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has approved it.
In particular, the information contained herein is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa or Japan, unless the Company in its sole discretion determines otherwise. These written materials do not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States, nor may the 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 thereunder. The Company does not intend to register any portion of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.
The issue, exercise and/or sale of securities in the offering are subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. The Company and Pohjola Bank plc assume no responsibility in the event there is a violation by any person of such restrictions. Pohjola Bank plc is acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the rights issue and will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this presentation) as its client in relation thereto and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients, nor for giving advice in relation to the rights issue or any arrangement referred to herein.
The information contained herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the securities referred to herein 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. Investors must neither accept any offer for, nor acquire, any securities to which this document refers, unless they do so on the basis of the information contained in the applicable prospectus published or offering circular distributed by the Company.
The Company has not authorized any offer to the public of securities in any Member State of the European Economic Area other than Finland. With respect to each Member State of the European Economic Area other than Finland and which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a “Relevant Member State”), no action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make an offer to the public of securities requiring publication of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. As a result, the securities may only be offered in Relevant Member States (a) to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Directive; or (b) in any other circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive. For the purposes of this paragraph, the expression an “offer of securities to the public” means the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the securities to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to exercise, purchase or subscribe the securities, as the same may be varied in that Member State by any measure implementing the Prospectus Directive in that Member State and the expression “Prospectus Directive” means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD Amending Directive, to the extent implemented in the Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State and the expression “2010 PD Amending Directive” means Directive 2010/73/EU.
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