CITYCON OYJ Stock exchange release 12 January 2022 at 15:55 hrs
The Board of Directors of Citycon Oyj has resolved to launch a new stock option plan directed to the Chief Executive Officer F. Scott Ball. The aim is to align the objectives of the shareholders and the CEO in order to increase the long-term value of the company, to retain the CEO at Citycon, and to offer him a competitive reward plan.
The number of stock options issued is 2,111,111 and they are issued gratuitously. The stock options entitle their owners to subscribe for a maximum total of 2,111,111 new shares in the Company or existing shares held by the Company. Of the stock options, 527,778 are marked with the symbol 2022A, 527,778 are marked with the symbol 2022B, 527,778 are marked with the symbol 2022C and 527,777 are marked with the symbol 2022D.
The number of shares subscribed by exercising stock options issued corresponds, on the date of release, to a maximum total of 1.24 per cent of all shares and votes of the shares in the company after the potential share subscriptions based on the stock options, if new shares are issued in the share subscription.
The share subscription price for shares subscribed by virtue of the stock options is EUR 7.38 per share. The share subscription price will be credited to the reserve for the company’s invested unrestricted equity.
The Share subscription period for stock options is,
- for stock options 2022A, 31 January 2022 – 31 December 2025
- for stock options 2022B, 31 January 2023 – 31 December 2025
- for stock options 2022C, 31 January 2024 – 31 December 2025
- for stock options 2022D, 31 January 2025 – 31 December 2025.
The theoretical market value of one stock option is EUR 0.436 per stock option and the total theoretical market value of all stock options 2022 is approximately EUR 920,000. The theoretical market value of one stock option has been calculated using the Black & Scholes stock option pricing model with the following input factors: share price EUR 7.075, share subscription price EUR 7.38, risk free interest rate 0%, time to maturity of stock options approximately 4 years, current dividend yield 7.1% and volatility 23.9%.
The Board of Directors resolved on the stock option plan on the basis of the authorization granted by the company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on 22 March 2021. The Company has a weighty financial reason for the issue of stock options since the stock options are intended to form part of the incentive and commitment program for the Group key employees.
For further information, please contact:
Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations
Tel. +358 40 725 7573
Citycon is a leading owner, manager and developer of mixed-use centres for urban living including retail, office space and housing. We are committed to sustainable property management in the Nordic region with assets that total approximately EUR 4.5 billion. Our centres are located in urban hubs with a direct connection to public transport. Placed in the heart of communities, our centres are anchored by groceries, healthcare and services to cater for the everyday needs of customers.
Citycon has investment-grade credit ratings from Moody's (Baa3), Fitch (BBB-) and Standard & Poor's (BBB-). Citycon Oyj’s share is listed in Nasdaq Helsinki.
Attachment: Terms and Conditions of Citycon Stock Options 2022