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Final result of Citycon’s rights issue
All offered 49,032,002 shares were subscribed for in Citycon Oyj's (“Citycon”) rights issue completed on 1 October 2012. A total of 48,864,783 shares were subscribed for in the primary subscription representing approximately 99.7 per cent of the shares offered. A total of 21,892,922 shares were subscribed for in the secondary subscription, of which subscriptions for 167,219 shares were approved. The subscriptions amounted thus to approximately 144.3 per cent of the shares offered in total. The gross proceeds raised by Citycon in the rights issue were EUR approximately 90.7 million.
The Board of Directors of Citycon has today approved all primary subscriptions made in the rights issue between 17 September 2012 and 1 October 2012, and decided to approve the secondary subscriptions made by Citycon's shareholders or other investors in proportion to their subscription rights exercised in accordance with the primary subscription right, all in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rights issue.
Subscribers who did not receive all shares subscribed for by virtue of the secondary subscription will be repaid the subscription price for the shares not received by the subscriber to the bank account informed by the subscriber in connection with the subscription on or about 8 October 2012. No interest will be paid for the repayable funds.
Shares subscribed for in the primary subscription have been subject to public trading on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. since 2 October 2012 as interim shares. All shares subscribed for in the rights issue will be registered in the Finnish Trade Register on or about 8 October 2012 after which the interim shares will be combined with Citycon's existing class of shares. The new shares will be subject to public trading on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. together with the other Citycon shares starting on or about 9 October 2012.
Following the registration of the new shares in the Finnish Trade Register, the number of Citycon's shares will amount to 326,880,012 shares. All shares subscribed for in the rights issue have been fully paid for.
The subscribed shares will entitle their holders to full dividend and other distribution of funds declared by Citycon, if any, and to other shareholder rights in Citycon after the new shares have been registered with the Finnish Trade Register and in Citycon’s shareholder register, on or about 8 October 2012.
Adjustment to the EPRA EPS (basic) outlook based on the rights issue
According to the outlook announced by Citycon on 11 July 2012, the company forecasted, based on the existing property portfolio and number of shares, that its EPRA EPS (basic) will in 2012 be EUR 0.21 – 0.23. As the EPRA EPS (basic) forecast is based on the number of shares in the company, Citycon announced on 7 September 2012 that it adjusts the EPRA EPS (basic) forecast to reflect the increased number of shares as a result of the rights issue. Citycon now confirms such adjustment and forecasts that its EPRA EPS (basic) will be EUR 0.195–0.215 in 2012 based on the existing property portfolio and the increased number of shares.
Adjustment of conversion price of 2006 convertible capital bonds
As the rights issue was subscribed in full, the Board of Directors of Citycon has today, on 5 October 2012, confirmed the adjustments made on 7 September 2012 to the conversion price of the convertible capital bonds listed on 22 August 2006 to the effect that the new conversion price is EUR 4.05. The Board of Directors confirmed today that the maximum number of shares that can be subscribed for pursuant to the convertible bonds is increased to 10,185,185 shares and consequently the maximum increase in Citycon’s share capital as a result of such subscriptions is EUR 13,749,999.75. The increase in the maximum increase of share capital is expected to be registered in the Finnish Trade Register on or about 8 October 2012.
Adjustment of the terms and conditions of the 2011 stock options
As a consequence of the rights issue, Citycon’s Board of Directors has today, on 5 October 2012, also confirmed the adjustments made on 7 September 2012 to Citycon’s 2011 stock options in order to ensure the equal treatment of shareholders and the holders of Citycon’s 2011 stock options. As regards stock options 2011A—D(I), the adjusted subscription ratio is 1.1765 and the adjusted subscription price is EUR 2.9720 per share. As regards stock options 2011A—D(II), the adjusted subscription ratio is 1.1765 and the adjusted subscription price is EUR 3.0910 per share. As regards stock options 2011A—D(III), the adjusted subscription ratio is 1.1765 and the adjusted subscription price is EUR 2.5130 per share.
The total amount of shares is rounded down to full shares in connection with subscription of the shares and the total subscription price is calculated using the rounded amount of shares and rounded to the closest cent.
Due to the above adjustments, the Board of Directors has also confirmed that the maximum total number of shares to be subscribed for based on the 2011 stock options in increased to 8,106,085 shares, as permitted by the share issue authorization available to the Board of Directors after the completion of the rights issue.
The foregoing adjustments to the terms and conditions of the 2011 stock options due to the rights issue will be in force as of the registration of the adjusted maximum total number of shares to be subscribed for based on the 2011 stock options with the Finnish Trade Register on or about 8 October 2012.
Helsinki, 5 October 2012
Board of Directors
For further information, please contact:
Marcel Kokkeel, CEO
Tel. +358 20 766 4521 or +358 40 154 6760
Eero Sihvonen, Executive Vice President and CFO
Tel. +358 20 766 4459 or +358 50 557 9137
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
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