Orkla ASA: Orkla bekrefter intensjon om å børsnotere Gränges AB på NASDAQ OMX Stockholm

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Orkla ASA (OSE:ORK) bekrefter intensjonen om å gjennomføre en børsnotering av aksjene i Gränges AB (publ).

NASDAQ OMX Stockholm har i dag besluttet å akseptere selskapets aksjer for handel på sedvanlige vilkår, herunder at prospekt godkjennes av den svenske Finansinspektionen samt att spredningskravet for selskapets aksjer oppfylles senest på noteringsdagen Børsnoteringen forventes gjennomført i løpet av fjerde kvartal 2014, forutsatt tilfredsstillende markedsforhold.

Tilbudet om å erverve aksjer i Gränges vil omfatte nedsalg av eksisterende aksjer eid av Orkla Industriinvesteringar AB. Tilbudet vil bli rettet mot institusjonelle investorer i Sverige og internasjonalt og til allmennheten i Sverige og Norge.

Carnegie og SEB er Joint Global Coordinators og Joint Bookrunners. Danske Bank og Svenska Handelsbanken er Joint Bookrunners.

Pressemeldingen som offentliggjøres av Gränges i forbindelse med intensjonen om børsnotering er vedlagt denne meldingen.

Ytterligere kunngjøringer i forbindelse med børsnoteringen vil bli offentliggjort så snart relevant informasjon foreligger.

Orkla ASA,

Oslo, 10. september 2014

For ytterligere informasjon, vennligst kontakt:

Rune Helland, SVP Investor Relations
Tel: +47 97 71 32 50

Om Gränges

Gränges er en ledende produsent av valsede aluminiumsprodukter til varmevekslerindustrien. Selskapet utvikler, produserer og markedsfører avanserte materialer som forbedrer både effektiviteten i kundenes produksjon og egenskapene til sluttproduktet. 

Gränges har hovedkontor i Stockholm, Sverige og har virksomhet i tre geografiske regioner: Europa, Asia og Amerika. Selskapet har produksjons-, forsknings- og utviklingsfasiliteter i Finspång og i Shanghai med en samlet årlig produksjonskapasitet på omkring 210 000 tonn.

Selskapet ble grunnlagt i 1896, og dagens drift ble etablert i 1972 da selskapet begynte å utvikle valsede produkter til varmevekslerindustrien.

Gränges har om lag 1.000 ansatte, og i 2013 omsatte selskapet for SEK 4 642 millioner.


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