Sanoma Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 2 December 2013 at 15:50 CET+1
PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, HONG KONG, SOUTH AFRICA OR JAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.
Sanoma issues a EUR 100 million hybrid bond, i.e. capital securities. The proceeds of the hybrid bond will be used to pay down debt. The settlement date of the bond is 12 December 2013 and the coupon rate of the bond is 7.25% per annum. The bond has no maturity but the company may exercise an early redemption option after three years. The issue was aimed primarily for domestic institutional investors.
“We are very satisfied with the outcome of the issue as the hybrid bond was broadly distributed and significantly oversubscribed. The hybrid bond strengthens our balance sheet supporting effective execution of our strategic plan”, says Harri-Pekka Kaukonen, President and CEO.
A hybrid bond is an instrument which is subordinated to the company's other debt obligations and which is treated as equity in the IFRS financial statements. The hybrid bond does not confer to its holders the rights of a shareholder and does not dilute the holdings of the current shareholders.
Nordea Markets acts as the sole lead manager for the transaction.
Sanoma’s Investor Relations, Olli Turunen, tel. +358 40 552 8907 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Get the world. Sanoma helps people access and understand the world. Sanoma is a front runner in consumer media and learning in Europe. We employ around 10,000 professionals in more than 10 countries. In 2012, the Group’s net sales totalled EUR 2.4 billion. Sanoma’s share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
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