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Solidium has today, 5 September 2013, placed 68 million shares in TeliaSonera
AB, representing approx. 1.6 per cent of the outstanding share capital of
TeliaSonera, in an accelerated bookbuilt offering to international and Nordic
institutional investors (the "Equity Offering"). The proceeds from the Equity
Offering are approximately EUR 368 million representing a pre-tax gain for
Solidium of approximately EUR 128 million relative to the book value. Following
the Equity Offering, Solidium's holding in TeliaSonera decreases from 11.7 per
cent to 10.1 per cent of the outstanding shares. Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch
acted as Lead Manager and Sole Bookrunner for
the Equity Offering.
"I am very satisfied with the successful execution of this transaction", says
Solidium's Managing Director Kari Järvinen. "We will use the proceeds mainly to
finance our profit distribution to the State."
Solidium has agreed to not dispose of any further shares of TeliaSonera for a
period of 90 days following announcement of the Equity Offering on 4 September
2013, subject to certain customary exceptions.
Solidium is a limited company wholly owned by the State of Finland. Its mission
is to strengthen and stabilise Finnish ownership in nationally important
companies and increase the value of its holdings in the long term. Investment
activities are based on financial analysis. The basis and core objective of
Solidium's investment strategy is proper, value-enhancing asset management of
its current holdings. Through its stakes, Solidium is a minority owner in eleven
listed companies: Elisa, Kemira, Metso, Outokumpu, Outotec, Rautaruukki, Sampo,
Stora Enso, Talvivaara Mining Company, TeliaSonera and Tieto. The market value
of Solidium's investments is approximately 7.6 billion euros at the date of this
press release. Further information: www.solidium.fi.
Further information: Managing Director Kari Järvinen, Solidium Oy,
+358 10 830 8905
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN MADE FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND SHALL NOT
CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO BUY, SELL, ISSUE, OR SUBSCRIBE FOR, OR THE SOLICITATION
OF AN OFFER TO BUY, SELL, ISSUE, OR SUBSCRIBE FOR ANY SECURITIES, NOR SHALL
THERE BE ANY SALE OF SECURITIES IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH OFFER,
SOLICITATION OR SALE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL PRIOR TO REGISTRATION OR QUALIFICATION OF
SUCH SECURITIES UNDER THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY SUCH JURISDICTION.
MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PART IN THE EQUITY
OFFERING. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND ANY OFFER OF SECURITIES TO WHICH IT RELATES ARE
ONLY ADDRESSED TO AND DIRECTED AT PERSONS WHO ARE (1) QUALIFIED INVESTORS WITHIN
THE MEANING OF DIRECTIVE 2003/71/EC AND ANY RELEVANT IMPLEMENTING MEASURES (THE
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RELATING TO INVESTMENTS WHO FALL WITHIN ARTICLE 19(1) OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES
AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (FINANCIAL PROMOTION) ORDER 2005 (THE "ORDER") OR ARE
PERSONS FALLING WITHIN ARTICLE 49(2)(A) TO (D) (HIGH NET WORTH COMPANIES,
UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS, ETC) OF THE ORDER OR ARE PERSONS TO WHOM AN OFFER
OF THE SECURITIES REFERRED HEREIN MAY OTHERWISE LAWFULLY BE MADE (ALL SUCH
PERSONS TOGETHER BEING REFERRED TO AS "RELEVANT PERSONS"). THE INFORMATION
REGARDING THE EQUITY OFFERING SET OUT IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST NOT BE ACTED ON
OR RELIED ON BY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT RELEVANT PERSONS. ANY INVESTMENT OR
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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN OFFER OF SECURITIES FOR SALE INTO THE UNITED STATES.
THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER
THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN
THE UNITED STATES, EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN APPLICABLE EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION.
NO PUBLIC OFFERING OF SECURITIES IS BEING MADE IN THE UNITED STATES.
ANY INVESTMENT DECISION TO BUY SECURITIES IN THE EQUITY OFFERING MUST BE MADE
SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION WHICH HAS NOT BEEN
INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED BY THE LEAD MANAGER OR THE SELLER. NEITHER THIS
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VIOLATION OF UNITED STATES, CANADIAN, AUSTRALIAN, JAPANESE OR OTHER APPLICABLE
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ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN BY THE LEAD MANAGER OR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES,
OR ANY OTHER PERSON THAT WOULD PERMIT AN OFFER OF THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO
HEREIN OR POSSESSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OR ANY OTHER OFFERING
OR PUBLICITY MATERIAL RELATING TO THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN IN ANY
JURISDICTION WHERE ACTION FOR THAT PURPOSE IS REQUIRED. PERSONS INTO WHOSE
POSSESSION THIS ANNOUNCEMENT COMES ARE REQUIRED BY THE LEAD MANAGER TO INFORM
THEMSELVES ABOUT AND TO OBSERVE ANY SUCH RESTRICTIONS.
THE LEAD MANAGER IS ACTING EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE SELLER AND NO ONE ELSE IN
CONNECTION WITH THE EQUITY OFFERING. THE LEAD MANAGER WILL NOT REGARD ANY OTHER
PERSON (WHETHER OR NOT A RECIPIENT OF THIS DOCUMENT) AS THEIR CLIENT IN RELATION
TO THE EQUITY OFFERING AND THE LEAD MANAGER WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE TO ANYONE
OTHER THAN THE SELLER FOR PROVIDING THE PROTECTIONS AFFORDED TO THEIR CLIENTS
NOR FOR GIVING ADVICE IN RELATION TO THE EQUITY OFFERING OR ANY TRANSACTION,
ARRANGEMENT OR OTHER MATTER REFERRED TO IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. THE LEAD MANAGER
MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE EQUITY OFFERING ON A PROPRIETARY BASIS.
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