Clarification regarding capital structure and allocation of debt

As communicated earlier today, the SCA Board of Directors plans to initiate work in order to propose to the Annual General Meeting 2017 to decide on a split of the Group into two listed companies in order to create further value for the shareholders. 

This is planned to be completed through a distribution of the Group’s hygiene business to its shareholders whereby SCA’s shareholders will, in addition to their current shareholding, also receive shares in the new listed hygiene company.

In order to avoid any potential uncertainties, SCA wishes to underline the fact that no decision has been made on how to handle creditors, future capital structure, allocation of debt, etc. in relation to the contemplated separation.

For additional information please contact:
Fredrik Rystedt, CFO and Executive Vice President, +46 8 788 51 31

Henrik Sjöström, Media Relations Manager, +46 8 788 51 36
Johan Karlsson, VP Investor Relations, +46 8 788 51 30

SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company. The Group develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Sales are conducted in about 100 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and regional brands, such as Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. As Europe’s largest private forest owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. The Group has about 44,000 employees. Sales in 2015 amounted to approximately SEK 115bn (EUR 12.3bn). SCA was founded in 1929, has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information, visit www.sca.com.

About Us

The core of SCA’s business is the forest, 2.6 million hectares in northern Sweden. Around this unique resource, we have built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw material from our own and others’ forests. We offer paper for packaging and print, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions. 2016 the forest products company SCA had approximately 4,000 employees and sales amounted to approximately SEK 15,4 bn (EUR 1,6 bn). SCA was founded in 1929 and has its headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden. More information at www.sca.com.