Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has approved Metsäliitto Cooperative’s listing prospectus for a bond

Metsä Group Stock Exchange Release 29 November 2012 at 6.30 pm EET


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Metsä Group’s parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative announced its decision to issue a bond of EUR 175 million on 22 November 2012. The bond matures on 29 November 2017 and carries a fixed coupon interest rate of 5.125 per cent per annum.

The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has today approved the prospectus drawn up for listing the bond. The prospectus will be made available in English as from 30 November 2012 on the company’s website at www.metsagroup.com/Financial/Investopportunities.

NASDAQ OMX Helsinki is expected to admit the bond to public trading as from 30 November 2012.

Nordea Markets and Pohjola Markets act as joint arrangers and bookrunners for the transaction. Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd acts as the legal advisor for the transaction.


METSÄLIITTO COOPERATIVE

For further information, please contact:
Vesa-Pekka Takala, CFO, Metsä Group, tel. +358 (0)10 465 4260


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Metsä Group is a responsible forest industry group. Our products are part of people’s everyday life, promoting sustainable well-being. Metsä Group produces high-quality products mainly from renewable Nordic wood. The Group’s business areas are tissue and cooking papers, board and paper, pulp, wood products as well as wood supply. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.3 billion in 2011, and it employs approximately 12,500 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries.


This release is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as an offer to purchase or sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell with respect to any bond. The distribution of this release and the related material concerning the issuance of the bond are prohibited by law in certain countries. The bond is not being offered to the public either inside or outside of Finland. Persons resident outside of Finland may receive this release and the related bond documentation only in compliance with applicable exemptions or restrictions. Persons into whose possession this release and the related bond documentation may come are required to inform themselves about and comply with such restrictions. This release and the related bond documentation may not be distributed or published in any country or jurisdiction if to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction or would require actions under the laws of a state or jurisdiction other than Finland, including the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan or Singapore. The information contained herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or tender, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell the bond to any persons in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale or tender would be unlawful. Metsäliitto Cooperative’s representatives assume no legal responsibility for such violations, regardless of whether the parties contemplating investing in or divesting Metsäliitto Cooperative’s bond are aware of these restrictions or not. Metsäliitto Cooperative’s bond has not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, nor under any securities legislation of any state in the United States, and it may not be offered, sold, resold delivered, distributed, bought or transferred in the United States or to US citizens or on behalf of US citizens, except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and any applicable state law legislation.

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Metsä Groupwww.metsagroup.com Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and greaseproof papers. In 2018, Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.7 billion, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 103,000 Finnish forest owners.

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