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Rautaruukki Corporation Stock exchange release July 29 2014 at 15.35pm EEST
SSAB has announced, that SSAB to commence a compulsory redemption proceeding in
respect of remaining Rautaruukki shares; price to be offered EUR 11.24 per share
SSAB AB (publ) ("SSAB") announced earlier today that it will complete the share
exchange offer to Rautaruukki Corporation's ("Rautaruukki") shareholders.
In accordance with the terms and conditions of the share exchange offer, title
to 95.1 percent of Rautaruukki's shares and votes has now transferred to SSAB.
As a result, SSAB has today informed Rautaruukki that the redemption right and
obligation under the Finnish Companies Act in respect of the Rautaruukki shares
held by minority shareholders has arisen.
SSAB intends to initiate arbitral proceedings as provided in the Finnish
Companies Act as soon as possible to complete the compulsory redemption of the
shares in Rautaruukki held by minority shareholders. In such compulsory
redemption proceeding, SSAB will offer EUR 11.24 in cash for each Rautaruukki
share, which corresponds to the market value in euro of SSAB's class A and class
B shares offered as consideration for Rautaruukki shares in the share exchange
offer on July 22, 2014, the final day of the offer period.
For further information, please contact:
Andreas Koch, Head of Investor Relations, email@example.com, +46 8 45 45 729
This information is published by SSAB pursuant to the requirements of the
Finnish Securities Market Act and the Swedish Securities Market Act.
SVP, Marketing and Communications
Ruukki specialises in steel and steel construction. We provide customers with
energy-efficient steel solutions for better living, working and moving. We have
around 8,600 employees and an extensive distribution and dealer network across
some 30 countries including the Nordic countries, Russia and elsewhere in Europe
and the emerging markets, such as India, China and South America. Net sales in
2013 totalled ?2.4 billion. The company's share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
(Rautaruukki Oyj: RTRKS). www.ruukki.com
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
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