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Rettig Group issues EUR 110 million bond

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Rettig Group Ltd issues a senior unsecured bond of EUR 110 million. The bond matures on 25 April 2022, it bears a fixed annual interest at the rate of 2.375 per cent and has an issue price of 99.479 per cent.

The proceeds from the bond offering will be used to refinance some of Rettig’s existing debt, including the partial redemption of the bond maturing in 2017, and for general corporate purposes.

Nordea Bank AB (publ) and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) act as Lead Managers for the issue of the bond.

For further information, contact:
Tomas von Rettig, President and CEO, Rettig Group
Tel. +358 (0)40 7455276
www.rettig.fi

Rettig Group is a Finnish family held investment company that creates value for generations through active and responsible ownership. Our holdings include Rettig ICC (indoor climate comfort), Nordkalk (limestone), Alandia (insurance), eQ (asset management and corporate finance) and Anchor (financial investments). Through these businesses Rettig Group is active in about 28 countries globally and employs over 4,000 people.

Disclaimer:
This release is for information purposes only and is not to be construed as an offer to purchase or sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell with respect to any securities of the Rettig Group Ltd (the “Company”). The distribution of this release and the related material concerning the issuance of the bond may, in certain jurisdictions, be unlawful or restricted by law. No actions have been taken to register or qualify the bond, or otherwise to permit a public offering of the bond, in any jurisdiction. Any offering material or  documentation related to the bond may be received only in compliance with applicable exemptions or restrictions. Persons into whose possession this release or any such offering material or documentation may come are required to inform themselves of and observe all such restrictions. This release and any such offering material or documentation may not be distributed or published in any country or jurisdiction if to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction or would require actions under the laws of a state or jurisdiction other than Finland. In particular this release and any such offering material or documentation may not distributed or published in the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa or any other jurisdiction in which it would not be permissible to offer the bond and this release and any related material concerning the issuance of the bond may not be sent to any person in the aforementioned jurisdictions. The information contained herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or tender, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any of the Company's securities including the bond to any person in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale or tender would be unlawful. Neither the Company nor the Lead Managers, or their affiliates or representatives accept any legal responsibility for any violation by any person, whether or not the persons contemplating investing in or divesting the Company's securities including the bond are aware of such restrictions. The bond has not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or with any securities regulatory authority of any state of the United States. The bond may not be offered, sold, pledged or otherwise transferred directly or indirectly within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, a U.S. Person (as defined in Regulation S (“Regulation S”) under the U.S. Securities Act), except in offshore transactions within the meaning of and in accordance with Regulation S.

In the United Kingdom, the information provided in this release and any offer materials relating to the bond is addressed to and directed only at (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of “investment professionals” in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) or (ii) high net worth bodies corporate, unincorporated associations and partnerships and trustees of high value trusts as described in Article 49(2) the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). In the United Kingdom, any investment activity to which this document relates is only available to and will only be engaged in with relevant persons, and any person who is not a relevant person must not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.

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