HKScan Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 24 March 2021, 10.00 a.m. Finnish time
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HKScan Corporation files listing application and publishes listing prospectus in respect of its EUR 90 million bond
HKScan Corporation (the "Company") announced on 18 March 2021 the issuance of a senior unsecured bond of EUR 90 million (the "New Notes"). The four-year New Notes mature on 24 March 2025, carry a fixed annual interest at the rate of 5.000 per cent and had an issue price of 100 per cent.
The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has today on 24 March 2021 approved the listing prospectus of the New Notes. The prospectus is available in the English language on the Company's website at https://www.hkscan.com/en/investors-information/financials/Debtinvestors/bond-2025/.
The Company has today filed an application with Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd ("Nasdaq Helsinki") for the admission to trading of the New Notes on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki.
Subject to the approval of the listing application, Nasdaq Helsinki is expected to admit the New Notes to trading on the official list as from 25 March 2021. The ISIN code of the New Notes is FI4000490990.
Nordea Bank Abp and OP Corporate Bank plc act as coordinators for the issue of the New Notes and together with Danske Bank A/S and DNB Bank ASA, Sweden Branch as joint lead managers for the issue of the New Notes.
Tero Hemmilä, CEO, tel. +358 10 570 2012
Jyrki Paappa, CFO, tel. +358 10 570 2512
Heidi Hirvonen, SVP Communications, tel. +358 10 570 6072
Media contacts: HKScan Media Service Desk +358 (0)10 570 5700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At HKScan, we make life tastier – today and tomorrow. Our strategic target is to grow into a versatile food company. Our responsibly produced, delicious products are part of consumers’ varied food moments – both every day and on special occasions. We have some 7,000 HKScan professionals applying more than 100 years of experience to make locally produced food. For us at HKScan, responsibility means continuous improvements and concrete actions throughout the food chain. As part of our Zero Carbon programme, we are targeting a carbon-neutral food chain from farms to consumers by the end of 2040. Our home markets cover Finland, Sweden, the Baltics and Denmark. Our strong product brands include HK®, Kariniemen®, Via®, Scan®, Pärsons®, Rakvere®, Tallegg® and Rose™. Through our strategic partnerships, we are also known for Kivikylän®, Tamminen® and Boltsi brands. HKScan is a publicly listed company, and in 2020, our net sales totalled nearly EUR 1.8 billion.
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This communication does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The New Notes have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or under the applicable securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons except pursuant to an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
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