HKScan Corporation – Announcement of indicative tender offer results

HKScan Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 13 September 2017 at 16.30 Finnish time (EEST).

Nordea Bank AB (publ) (the “Offeror”) announces today the indicative results of the invitation on behalf of HKScan Corporation (the “Company”) to all holders of the outstanding EUR 100,000,000 3.625 percent fixed-rate notes due 21 November 2019 (ISIN: FI4000115415) (the “Notes”), issued by the Company, to tender their Notes for purchase by the Offeror for cash (the “Tender Offer”) on the terms and conditions set out in the tender offer memorandum dated 4 September 2017 (the “Tender Offer Memorandum”). Capitalised terms used in this release but not defined have the meanings given to them in the Tender Offer Memorandum.

At the Expiration Deadline of 12:00 noon Finnish time (EEST) on 13 September 2017, valid tender instructions of EUR 63,565,000 in aggregate nominal amount of Notes were received pursuant to the Tender Offer.

The Offeror has reserved the right, in its sole discretion, to decide on acceptance of the Notes, including not to accept any Notes. The acceptance by the Offeror of any Notes is subject to the fulfilment of the New Issue Condition (as defined in the Tender Offer Memorandum), described in the stock exchange release published on 4 September 2017.

As at the date of this release, the New Issue Condition has not yet been fulfilled. The Offeror will announce the final results of the Tender Offer, and simultaneously announce whether the New Issue Condition has been fulfilled or not, as soon as feasible, and no later than 22 September 2017.

Additional information may be obtained from the Dealer Managers:

Nordea Bank AB (publ): E-mail: / Tel: +45 6161 2996

OP Corporate Bank plc: E-mail: / Tel: +358 10 252 1668


HKScan Corporation

Jari Latvanen
President and CEO

Further information: HKScan Corporation's CFO Tuomo Valkonen or VP Group Treasury & IR Keijo Keränen. Kindly submit a call-back request to Marja-Leena Dahlskog, VP Communications, tel. +358 10 570 2142.

HKScan is the leading Nordic food company. We sell, market and produce high-quality, responsibly-produced pork, beef, poultry and lamb products, processed meats and convenience foods under strong brand names. Our customers are the retail, food service, industrial and export sectors, and our home markets comprise Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Baltics. We export to close to 50 countries. In 2016, HKScan had net sales of nearly EUR 1.9 billion and some 7 300 employees.



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