Coronaria Oy Supplements the Tender Offer Document Relating to the Public Tender Offer for All Shares Issued by Silmäasema Plc

Silmäasema Oyj
Stock Exchange Release
7 November at 5:00 p.m. EET

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA OR HONG KONG, OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE TENDER OFFER WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, SEE SECTION “IMPORTANT INFORMATION” BELOW.

Silmäasema Oyj has received the following information regarding Coronaria’s supplementation to Tender Offer Document Relating to the Public Tender Offer for All Shares Issued by Silmäasema Plc.

Coronaria Oy (“Coronaria” or the “Offeror”) has on September 5, 2019 commenced a mandatory public tender offer to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares in Silmäasema Oyj (“Silmäasema”) that are not held by Coronaria, Silmäasema or any of its subsidiaries (the “Tender Offer”).

The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has today approved a supplement to the tender offer document relating to the Tender Offer (the “Supplement Document”). The Offeror has supplemented Section 1.6 of the tender offer document with the information of the press release (the “Release”) published by Silmäasema on November 4, 2019 on the observations of the Board of Directors of Silmäasema regarding the situation of Coronaria’s mandatory tender offer. The Supplement Document and the Release are added to this release as Annex 1.

The tender offer document will be available with the Supplement Document in Finnish from November 8, 2019 onwards at the headquarters of Coronaria, Saaristonkatu 22, 3rd floor, FI-90100 Oulu, Finland, at Carnegie Investment Bank AB, Finland branch, Eteläesplanadi 22 A, 7th floor, FI-00130 Helsinki, Finland and at Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd., Fabianinkatu 14, FI-00100 Helsinki, Finland. The electronic version of the tender offer document will be available with the Supplement Document in Finnish from November 8, 2019 onwards online at www.coronaria.fi/ostotarjous and www.carnegie.se/ostotarjous and in English from November 8, 2019 onwards online at www.coronaria.fi/tender-offer and www.carnegie.se/tenderoffer.

Silmäasema’s operations will continue as normal and the transaction has no impact on our customers.

Attachments: Coronaria's Release and Supplement  Document at 7 November 2019.

SILMÄASEMA OYJ

For further information, please contact:


CEO Jussi Salminen, tel. +358 40 834 5818
CFO Sari Nordblad, tel. +358 50 552 7247
Niina Streng, Head of Communications and Investor Relations, tel. +358 50 322 5195


Silmäasema is a Finnish company, which offers all products and services for optical retail and eye healthcare nationwide. Silmäasema is the largest private eye clinic provider offering eye surgeries and the second largest optical retail chain in Finland. The Silmäasema chain has nearly 150 stores and 13 eye clinics in Finland as well as nine stores in Estonia. The Silmäasema chain employs over 1,000 eye healthcare professionals. The Silmäasema Group’s net sales were EUR 122.9 million in 2018 and adjusted EBITDA was EUR 11.8 million.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

THIS RELEASE MAY NOT BE RELEASED OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDI-RECTLY, IN OR INTO, THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA OR HONG KONG OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE TENDER OFFER WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

THIS RELEASE IS NOT A TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT AND AS SUCH DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR INVI-TATION TO MAKE A SALES OFFER. IN PARTICULAR, THIS RELEASE IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY ANY SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN, AND IS NOT AN EXTENSION OF THE TENDER OFFER, IN OR INTO, THE UNITED STATES CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA OR HONG KONG. INVESTORS SHALL ACCEPT THE TENDER OFFER FOR THE SHARES ONLY ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN A TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT. OFFERS WILL NOT BE MADE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE EITHER AN OFFER OR PARTICIPATION THEREIN IS PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR WHERE ANY TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT OR REGISTRATION OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD APPLY IN ADDITION TO THOSE UNDERTAKEN IN FINLAND.

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