Kruunuvuoren Satama Oy to become a subsidiary of Kesko Corporation

Kesko Corporation, Kesko Pension Fund and Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company have today, 28 May 2019, agreed to dissolve their joint ownership of Kruunuvuoren Satama Oy. Ilmarinen has further agreed to acquire the 3,438,885 Kesko A shares currently held by Kruunuvuoren Satama Oy. Kruunuvuoren Satama Oy is estimated to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kesko Corporation by the end of the second quarter of 2019.

Kesko Corporation, Kesko Pension Fund and Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company have today, 28 May 2019, agreed on an arrangement to dissolve their joint ownership of Kruunuvuoren Satama Oy, a company established in 2010. Prior to the arrangement becoming effective, Kesko holds 49%, Ilmarinen 33% and Kesko Pension Fund 18% of the shares and votes in Kruunuvuoren Satama. The arrangement will be implemented in stages, and Kruunuvuoren Satama Oy is estimated to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kesko Corporation by the end of the second quarter of 2019.

As part of the arrangement, Kesko will acquire the shares in Kruunuvuoren Satama held by Kesko Pension Fund, while Kruunuvuoren Satama will acquire the shares in Kruunuvuoren Satama held by Ilmarinen. This is estimated to take place by the end of the second quarter of 2019. Kruunuvuoren Satama will maintain ownership of the properties and assets currently held by the company, with the exception of the 3,438,885 Kesko A shares which will be obtained by Ilmarinen. The fair value of the properties owned by Kruunuvuoren Satama is approximately €164 million.

The main purpose of Kruunuvuoren Satama is to own, manage and develop the retail store premises and other assets owned by the company and used by Kesko Group. Prior to the arrangement, the properties leased to Kesko Group have been treated in accordance with IFRS 16 Leases in the consolidated financial statements. Once the arrangement has been completed, the estimated time being by the end of June, the properties will be consolidated as owned properties in the consolidated financial statements. The financing invested by Kesko in the arrangement is approximately €56 million net. The decrease in lease expenditure will have a positive cash flow impact of approximately €12 million at an annual level. The arrangement will increase Kesko's comparable operating profit by some €5 million at an annual level. In relation to the arrangement, Kesko will record a profit of approximately €23 million as an item affecting comparability in income from associates. The arrangement will not affect Kesko Group’s outlook.

Kesko Pension Fund and Ilmarinen have further agreed on a pre-emptive right for Kesko Pension Fund to acquire from Ilmarinen a number of Kesko A shares equal to the number of shares obtained by Ilmarinen with this arrangement, should Ilmarinen’s holding of Kesko fall below the number of Kesko A shares obtained by Ilmarinen with this arrangement.

Further information is available from Jukka Erlund, EVP, Chief Financial Officer,
tel. +358 105 322 113, and Mika Majoinen, EVP, Group General Counsel, tel.
+358 105 322 206.

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