This information is published in accordance with the Swedish Securities Act, the Financial Instruments Trading Act or demands made in the exchange rules.
Not for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia or any other jurisdiction where such action would be prohibited.
The Board of Directors of Ratos has prepared a prospectus for the forthcoming issue of preference shares.
The Swedish language prospectus has today, 28 May 2013, been approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Sw. Finansinspektionen).
The Swedish language prospectus is available on Ratos' website, www.ratos.se, Handelsbanken's website, www.handelsbanken.se/investeringserbjudande as well as SEB's website, www.seb.se/prospekt. An information brochure (in Swedish) containing a brief description of the offering is also available on the above websites.
For further information, please contact:
Susanna Campbell, CEO Ratos, +46 8 700 17 00
Emma Rheborg, Head of Corporate Communications and IR, Ratos, +46 8 700 17 20
The information in this press release is not an offer to acquire, subscribe or otherwise trade in shares or other securities in Ratos. Any invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for preference shares in Ratos will only be made through the prospectus that Ratos makes public through this press release.
This press release may not, directly or indirectly, be released or published in or distributed to or within the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia or any other jurisdiction where such action would require additional prospectuses, filings or other measures in addition to those required under Swedish law. The offer is not made to, and application forms will not be approved from, share subscribers (including shareholders), or persons acting on behalf of share subscribers, in said countries or persons in any other jurisdiction where applications for the subscription for preference shares would contravene applicable laws or regulations, or would require additional prospectuses, filings, or other measures in addition to those required under Swedish law. Nor may the information in this press release be forwarded or reproduced in any way that would violate such restrictions or would give rise to such requirements. Measures in violation of the restrictions may constitute a breach of relevant securities legislation.
No paid subscribed shares or Class C preference share issued by Ratos ("Securities") have been registered, and will not be registered, under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") or the securities legislation of any state or other jurisdiction in the United States, and may not be offered, pledged, sold, resold, delivered or otherwise transferred, directly or indirectly, within the United States or to U.S. persons as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act ("Regulation S"). The Securities are being offered outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S. There will not be any public offering of Securities in the United States or to U.S. persons.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that reflect Ratos's current view of future events as well as financial and operational development. Words such as "intend", "assess", "expect", "may", "plan", "estimate" and other expressions involving indications or predictions regarding future development or trends, not based on historical facts, identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements inherently involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties as they depend on future events and circumstances. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future results or development and the actual outcome may differ materially from forward-looking statements.