Based on the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on March 28, 2018, the Board of Directors of SSH Communications Security Corporation has decided to issue stock options to selected key personnel of the company and to a wholly-owned subsidiary if so separately decided by the Board of Directors, on the enclosed terms and conditions.

The stock options shall be offered in deviation from the shareholders' pre-emptive rights. The stock options shall be issued free of charge. 

There is an especially weighty financial ground for the Company, also observing the interests of all the Company’s shareholders, to deviate from the shareholders’ pre-emptive subscription right in the issuance of the stock options (directed share issuance without payment) since the stock options are intended to form part of the incentive and commitment program of the key personnel of SSH Communications Group and to motivate the key personnel to work on a long-term basis to increase shareholder value of the company.

The maximum total number of stock options shall be 980,000, which entitle to subscribe for a total maximum of 980.000 shares of SSH Communications Security Corporation. Each stock option entitles to subscribe for one (1) new share. 

The maximum number of shares which may be subscribed with the stock options is approximately 2.5 per cent of the company’s shares on a fully diluted basis.

All stock options shall be marked with the symbol 2019A.

The share subscription price for the shares shall be, the trade volume weighted average quotation of the company's share on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. during a one month period following the publication of the company’s annual results for the year 2018 (with said publication date not included in said period).

From the share subscription price shall be deducted the amount of the dividend and funds distributed through a distribution of funds from the distributable equity fund decided after the end of the period for determination of the share subscription price but before share subscription.

The share subscription price shall, however, always be at least the nominal value of the share.

Out of the share subscription price the amount equalling the nominal value of the share shall be transferred to the share capital and the exceeding amount to the fund for invested non-restricted equity.

The share subscription period will be from December 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023.

The complete terms and conditions of the Stock Option Plan are attached to this release.


Board of Directors

For further information, please contact:
Kaisa Olkkonen, CEO, telephone +358 40 579 5216

Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
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SSH Communications Security
SSH Communications Security is a leading provider of enterprise cybersecurity solutions that monitor, control, and automate trusted access to critical data. The company’s long track record of innovation includes Secure Shell (SSH) – one of the world’s most widely used network security protocols. Customers worldwide trust our flagship Universal SSH Key Manager® and other solutions to manage access, while greatly reducing costs and compliance risks. The Company sells direct through offices in North America, Europe and Asia and through a global network of certified partners. The company’s shares (SSH1V) are quoted on the NASDAQ Helsinki. For more information, visit