Finnair redeems the outstanding share of EUR 38.3 million of the hybrid bond issued on 26 November 2012

Finnair Plc         Stock Exchange Release          13 October 2016 at 11:15 am EET

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Finnair Plc redeems the outstanding share of the EUR 120 million hybrid bond (ISIN: FI4000049952) issued on 26 November 2012. The outstanding share amounts to EUR 38.3 million.

The redemption will be made on 26 November 2016 in accordance with the terms and conditions of the hybrid bond.

In October 2015, Finnair repurchased, by a public tender offer, EUR 81.7 million of the hybrid bond issued on 26 November 2012.

After this transaction, the EUR 200 million hybrid bond issued by Finnair on 13 October 2015 will remain outstanding. The hybrid bond has no maturity date but the issuer is entitled to redeem the hybrid bond 5 years after the issue date.

A hybrid bond is an instrument which is subordinated to the company’s other debt obligations and treated as equity in the IFRS financial statements. The hybrid bond does not confer to its holders the rights of a shareholder and does not dilute the holdings of the shareholders.

Finnair Plc
Communications

Further information:
Treasury Operations Manager Aku Väliaho, tel. +358 9 818 4372, aku.valiaho@finnair.com

Further information:
Finnair communications, tel. +358 9 818 4020, comms(a)finnair.com

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Finnair is a network airline specialising in passenger and cargo traffic between Asia and Europe. Helsinki’s geographical location gives Finnair a competitive advantage, since the fastest connections between many European destinations and Asian megacities fly over Finland. Finnair’s vision is to offer its passengers a unique Nordic experience, and its mission is to offer the smoothest, fastest connections in the northern hemisphere via Helsinki and the best network to the world from its home markets. Finnair is the only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking and a member of the one world alliance. In 2015, Finnair’s revenues amounted to EUR 2,255 million and it had a personnel of 4,800 at the year-end. Finnair Plc’s shares are quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Finnair is specialised in flying between Europe and Asia via Helsinki. Finnair's strategy is based on the growing markets in Asia, the fastest connections between Europe and Asia, high-quality service, and cost-efficient, punctual operations. Founded in 1923, Finnair is one of the world's oldest continuously operating airlines. It is a member of oneworld, the leading airline alliance for quality-conscious business travelers.

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