PARETO ADVISES VOSTOK NEW VENTURES ON THE SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT OF A SEK 600 MILLION SENIOR UNSECURED BOND

Pareto Securities AB has advised Vostok New Ventures Ltd., an investment company focused on online marketplaces and businesses with strong network effects, on placing a senior unsecured bond in an amount of SEK 600 million within a framework of SEK 800 million (the “Bonds”). The Bonds, maturing in June 2020, will bear a fixed rate coupon of 5.50 per cent, with interest paid quarterly in arrears. The proceeds from the transaction will be used for general corporate purposes, including investments.

The transaction was very well received by the market, with participation primarily from Norwegian and Swedish institutional accounts. Altogether, more than 60 investors participated in the oversubscribed issue, which was upsized by SEK 100 million in response to strong demand.

Pareto Securities AB acted as Sole Bookrunner in connection with the bond issue.

For more information please contact:

Mats Carlsson, CEO, at +46 8 402 52 86

Markus Wirenhammar, Head of Debt Capital Markets, at +46 8 402 51 86 or mw@paretosec.com

Vostok New Ventures Ltd, formerly Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd, is an investment company with the business concept of using experience, expertise and a widespread network to identify and invest in assets with considerable potential for value appreciation. The company has a special focus on online marketplaces and businesses with strong network effects. The Swedish Depository Receipts (SDRs) of Vostok New Ventures are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap segment, with the ticker VNV SDB. For more information on Vostok New Ventures, visit www.vostoknewventures.com.       

Pareto Securities AB is part of the Pareto Securities group. Pareto Securities is an independent investment bank focused on the Nordic market. Pareto Securities offers Nordic and non-Nordic institutions, companies and private individuals investment services related to trading in stocks, derivatives and fixed income instruments, equity research and advisory services within corporate finance. The Pareto Securities group has a total of more than 400 employees, with its headquarters in Oslo and offices in Sweden (Stockholm and Malmö), Norway, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom, France, USA, Canada, Singapore and Australia.

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Pareto Securities is an independent full service investment bank with a leading position in the Nordic capital markets and a strong international presence within the energy sector. Pareto Securities AB offers Swedish and foreign institutions, companies and private individuals investment services related to trading in stocks, shares in SPV’s and fixed income instruments, wide coverage both within equity- and credit research. Furthermore, Pareto Securities corporate finance offers ECM, M&A and DCM services as well as arrangement and syndication of new investment projects, arrangement and syndication of sale and leaseback structures within real estate, infrastructure and shipping/offshore. Pareto Securities AB is part of the Pareto Securities group and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with more than 500 employees located in offices in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Singapore and Australia.

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