Suominen Corporation raised EUR 89.3 million in the share issues

Tampere, Finland, 2011-10-13 09:30 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Suominen Corporation                         Stock exchange release 13 October 2011 at 10:30 a.m.

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Suominen Corporation raised EUR 89.3 million in the share issues

The Board of Directors of Suominen Corporation (”Suominen” or the ”Company”) decided on 3 October 2011 to execute a share issue to the public (the “Share Issue”) and a share issue to the holders of Suominen’s capital loan of 2008 (the “Conversion Share Issue”). The purpose of the share issues is to finance Suominen’s acquisition of Ahlstrom Corporation’s Home and Personal wipes fabrics business area (the “Transaction”). A minimum of 188,888,889 and a maximum of 266,666,667 new shares (the “Issued Shares”) with a subscription price of EUR 0.45 per share were offered in the Share Issue and a maximum of 8,888,889 new shares (the “New Shares”) with a subscription price of EUR 0.45 per share were offered in the Conversion Share Issue. The share subscription period of the Share Issue and the Conversion Share Issue expired on 11 October 2011. The Board of Directors of the Company has decided to approve subscriptions made in the Share Issue and the Conversion Share Issue.

In the Share Issue, the Board of Directors approved the subscriptions of 193,739,111 Issued Shares corresponding to EUR 87.2 million. Subscribers will be informed of the approval of the subscriptions on 13 October 2011. Subscriptions must be paid no later than 14 October 2011 in accordance with the instructions provided together with the notice of approval of the place of subscription.

In the Conversion Share Issue, the Board of Directors approved the subscriptions of 4,799,997 New Shares. The total principal of the capital loan 2008 converted in the Conversion Share Issue was EUR 2.2 million. After the payment of the subscriptions, the remaining amount of the Company’s capital loan 2008 is EUR 1.8 million.

The shares subscribed in the Share Issue and in the Conversion Share Issue correspond together to 418.9 per cent of all the Company’s existing shares and voting rights related thereto prior to the Share Issue and the Conversion Share Issue and 80.7 per cent of all the existing shares, Issued Shares and New Shares and voting rights related to them following the Share Issue and the Conversion Share Issue.

The shares subscribed in the Share Issue and the Conversion Share Issue will be entered into the Trade Register around 21 October 2011. Trading in the Issued Shares and New Shares alongside the existing shares of the Company is expected to commence around 24 October 2011. As a result of the Share Issue and the Conversion Share Issue the number of Suominen´s shares will increase by 198,539,108 shares to 245,934,122 shares. The total subscriptions of the Share Issue and the Conversion Share Issue are EUR 89.3 million. The total net proceeds of the Share Issue will be approximately EUR 85.3 million.

It is estimated that the Home and Personal business area transaction will be completed by 31 October 2011 at the latest.


Helsinki, 13 October 2011

Suominen Corporation

Board of Directors


For additional information please contact:
Mr. Petri Rolig, President and CEO, tel. +358 (0)10 214 300
Mr. Arto Kiiskinen, Vice President and CFO, tel. +358 (0)10 214 300


Suominen produces high-quality flexible packaging, wet wipes and nonwovens for industry and the retail sector. The Group is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers in all its business areas, with operations in Finland, Poland, the Netherlands, and Russia. The Group had net sales of EUR 173 million in 2010 and it employs around 900 people. Suominen is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.suominen.fi



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