Ratos: The application period for institutional investors in the preference shares issue is shortened
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The Board of Directors of Ratos has decided to shorten the application period for institutional investors in the ongoing issue of up to 830,000 Class C preference shares ("Preference shares").
Applications to subscribe for Preference shares from institutional investors shall be submitted no later than 17.30 CET today 4 June 2013. The reason for the shortened application period is very strong demand from institutional investors. The shortening of the application period is in accordance with the terms presented in the prospectus for the issue.
The application period for the general public in Sweden is not shortened. Applications to subscribe for Preference shares for the general public in Sweden shall be submitted no later than 17.00 CET on Wednesday 12 June 2013.
For further information, please contact: Susanna Campbell, CEO Ratos, +46 8 700 17 00 Emma Rheborg, Head of Corporate Communications and IR, Ratos, +46 8 700 17 20
IMPORTANT INFORMATION The information in this press release is not an offer to acquire, subscribe or otherwise trade in shares or other securities in Ratos. Any invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for Preference shares in Ratos is only made through the prospectus that Ratos made public and that was approved by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority on 28 May 2013.
This press release may not, directly or indirectly, be released or published in or distributed to or within the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia or any other jurisdiction where such action would require additional prospectuses, filings or other measures in addition to those required under Swedish law. The offer is not made to, and application forms will not be approved from, share subscribers (including shareholders), or persons acting on behalf of share subscribers, in said countries or persons in any other jurisdiction where applications for the subscription for Preference shares would contravene applicable laws or regulations, or would require additional prospectuses, filings, or other measures in addition to those required under Swedish law. Nor may the information in this press release be forwarded or reproduced in any way that would violate such restrictions or would give rise to such requirements. Measures in violation of the restrictions may constitute a breach of relevant securities legislation.
No paid subscribed shares or Class C preference share issued by Ratos ("Securities") have been registered, and will not be registered, under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") or the securities legislation of any state or other jurisdiction in the United States, and may not be offered, pledged, sold, resold, delivered or otherwise transferred, directly or indirectly, within the United States or to U.S. persons as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act ("Regulation S"). The Securities are being offered outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S. There will not be any public offering of Securities in the United States or to U.S. persons.
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Financial calendar from Ratos:
Interim Report January - June 2013 15 August 2013
Interim Report January - September 2013 8 November 2013
Ratos is a private equity conglomerate. The company's mission is to maximise shareholder value over time through the professional, active and responsible exercise of its ownership role in primarily medium to large unlisted Nordic companies. Ratos's holdings include AH Industries, Aibel, Arcus-Gruppen, Biolin Scientific, Bisnode, DIAB, Euromaint, GS-Hydro, Hafa Bathroom Group, HL Display, Inwido, Jøtul, KVD Kvarndammen, Mobile Climate Control, Nebula, Nordic Cinema Group and SB Seating. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm and market capitalisation amounts to approximately SEK 18 billion.