Essity divests partly owned company in Tunisia
Hygiene and health company Essity divests its 49% stake in Sancella Tunisia to the other owner Sotupa. Sancella Tunisia offers a range of Essity's products and brands in Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Libya. Essity will retain a presence on these markets through license and distribution agreements.
In 2019, Sancella Tunisia reported net sales of SEK 575m (TND 154m). The divestment is expected to give rise to a gain of approximately SEK 25m, which will be recognized as an item affecting comparability when the transaction is completed.
The transaction is subject to approval by Tunisian authorities and is expected to be completed during Q4 2020.
For further information, please contact:
Per Lorentz, Vice President Corporate Communications, +46 8 788 52 51, email@example.com
Johan Karlsson, Vice President Investor Relations, +46 8 788 51 30, firstname.lastname@example.org
Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company. We are dedicated to improving well-being through our products and services. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 46,000 employees. Net sales in 2019 amounted to approximately SEK 129bn (EUR 12.2bn). The company’s headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and Essity is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity breaks barriers to well-being and contributes to a healthy, sustainable and circular society. More information at www.essity.com.