Suominen Corporation issues EUR 85 million bond

Helsinki, Finland, 2017-09-25 15:30 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

Suominen Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 25 September 2017 at 4.30 pm (EEST)

Suominen Corporation issues EUR 85 million bond

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Suominen Corporation issues a senior unsecured bond of EUR 85 million. The bond matures on 3 October 2022, it carries a fixed annual interest at the rate of 2.50 percent and has an issue price of 100.00 percent. The bond was subscribed by approximately total of 75 investors.

The Company will make application for the listing of the bond on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. The proceeds from the bond offering will be partially used for the partial repurchase of Suominen Corporation’s existing unsecured EUR 75,000,000 4.375 percent fixed-rate notes due 2019 (ISIN: FI4000108576), and the remaining proceeds may be used for general corporate purposes.

Nordea Bank AB (publ) and Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ) act as Joint Lead Managers for the issue of the bond.

Suominen Corporation

Nina Kopola

President and CEO

Further information: Suominen Corporation’s CFO Tapio Engström, tel. +358 10 214 300.

Suominen manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes as well as for medical and hygiene products. The end products made of Suominen’s nonwovens – wet wipes, feminine care products and swabs, for instance – bring added value to the daily life of consumers worldwide. Suominen is the global market leader in nonwovens for wipes and employs over 650 people in Europe and in the Americas. Suominen’s net sales in 2016 amounted to EUR 416.9 million and comparable operating profit to EUR 25.6 million. The Suominen share (SUY1V) is listed in Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange (Mid Cap). Read more at www.suominen.fi.

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