Publication of prospectus in connection with rights issue in Cloetta
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Cloetta's prospectus with an invitation to subscribe for shares is now available on Cloetta's website, www.cloetta.com. The prospectus will also be made available on Handelsbanken's website www.handelsbanken.se/investeringserbjudande.
Simultaneously, it is informed that Cloetta's interim report for the period 1 September – 31 December 2011 has now been audited; the interim report including the auditors' report, is available on www.cloetta.com/financials.
For additional information, please contact:
Jacob Broberg, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, phone: +46 70 190 00 33.
The information in this press release is subject to the disclosure requirements of Cloetta pursuant to the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the Swedish Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication on 13 March 2012, 8.00 a.m. CET.
Cloetta, founded in 1862, is a leading confectionary company in the Nordic region, the Netherlands, and Italy. In total, Cloetta products are sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. Cloetta owns some of the strongest brands on the market, e.g. Läkerol, Cloetta, Jenkki, Kexchoklad, Malaco, Sportlife, Saila, Red Band and Sperlari. Cloetta has 12 production units in six countries. Cloetta's B-shares are traded on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.
More information about Cloetta is available on www.cloetta.se.
This press release is not an offer for subscription for shares in Cloetta. A prospectus relating to the rights issue referred to in this press release has been prepared and filed with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and will be made available as set out in this press release, subject to certain customary limitations.
The distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and persons into whose possession it or any part of it comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. The information in this press release shall not constitute an offer to sell shares or the solicitation of an offer to buy shares, nor shall there be any sale of any securities of the company in any jurisdiction.
This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation of an offer to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the Securities Act or an exemption therefrom. No public offering of the securities referred to herein is being made in the United States. Copies of this announcement are not being, and may not be, distributed or sent, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, into the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong or Japan.
Handelsbanken Capital Markets is acting for Cloetta and no one else in connection with the rights issue and will not be responsible to anyone other than the company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for providing advice in relation to the rights issue and/or any other matter referred to in this announcement.
Handelsbanken Capital Markets accepts no responsibility whatsoever and makes no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, for the contents of this announcement, including its accuracy, completeness or verification or for any other statement made or purported to be made by it, or on its behalf, in connection with Cloetta and the new shares, or the rights issue, and nothing in this announcement is, or shall be relied upon as, a promise or representation in this respect, whether as to the past or future. Handelsbanken Capital Markets accordingly disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law all and any responsibility and liability whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise which they might otherwise have in respect of this announcement or any such statement.