CapMan issues EUR 40 million sustainability-linked notes as the first issuer in Finland

April 6, 2022

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CapMan issues EUR 40 million sustainability-linked notes as the first issuer in Finland

CapMan Plc Stock Exchange Release
6 April 2022 at 4:00 p.m. EEST

CapMan Plc (“CapMan“) issues unsecured sustainability-linked notes in the aggregate principal amount of EUR 40 million (the “Notes“). The Notes will mature on 13 April 2027 and carry initially a fixed annual interest of 4.500 per cent. The issue date for the Notes will be 13 April 2022.

”These Notes are the first sustainability-linked notes issued by a Finnish public company. As sustainability forms a central part of CapMan’s strategy, introducing notes that link our financing costs to predefined sustainability objectives as outlined in our Sustainability-Linked Finance Framework is a natural step for us. We are very pleased with the demand for these Notes that extend the average maturity of our bond portfolio and support our growth objectives, while providing an additional incentive towards reaching our sustainability targets,” says Atte Rissanen, CapMan’s CFO.

CapMan will submit an application for the Notes to be admitted to trading on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. The net proceeds of the offering will be used for the voluntary redemption of the existing notes due 2023 and general corporate purposes.

OP Corporate Bank plc acts as Sole Lead Manager of the issue of the Notes (the “Lead Manager“) and Sole Sustainability-Linked Finance Framework adviser.

For further information, please contact:

CAPMAN PLC

Linda Tierala
Director, Communications and IR

Distribution:
Nasdaq Helsinki
Principal media
www.capman.com

About CapMan

CapMan is a leading Nordic private asset expert with an active approach to value creation. As one of the private equity pioneers in the Nordics we have built value in unlisted businesses, real estate, and infrastructure for over three decades. With over to 4.5 billion in assets under management, our objective is to provide attractive returns and innovative solutions to investors. We are dedicated to set science-based targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. We have a broad presence in the unlisted market through our local and specialised teams. Our investment strategies cover minority and majority investments in portfolio companies and real estate, and infrastructure assets. We also provide wealth management solutions. Our service business includes procurement and analysis, reporting and back office services. Altogether, CapMan employs approximately 160 professionals in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, London and Luxembourg. We are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki since 2001.

Disclaimer

This release is for information 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 securities of CapMan. The distribution of this release and the related material concerning the issuance of the Notes may, in certain jurisdictions, be restricted by law. No actions have been taken to register or qualify the Notes, or otherwise to permit a public offering of the Notes, in any jurisdiction. Any offering material or documentation related to the Notes may be received only in compliance with applicable exemptions or restrictions. Persons into whose possession this release or any such offering material or documentation may come are required to inform themselves of and observe all such restrictions. This release and any such offering material or 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. In particular, this release and any such offering material or documentation may not be distributed in the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa or any other jurisdiction in which it would not be permissible to offer the Notes and this release and any related material concerning the issuance of the Notes may not be sent to any person in the before mentioned jurisdictions. The information contained herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or tender, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any of CapMan’s securities, including the Notes, to any person in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale or tender would be unlawful. Neither CapMan nor the Lead Manager, or their representatives accept any legal responsibility for any violation by any person, whether or not the persons contemplating investing in or divesting CapMan’s securities, including the Notes, are aware of such restrictions.

The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (as amended, the “U.S. Securities Act“), or under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. The Notes may not be offered, sold, pledged or otherwise transferred directly or indirectly within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. Persons (as such terms are defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act), except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

The information provided in this release and any offer materials relating to the Notes is addressed to and directed only at persons in the United Kingdom in circumstances where provisions of section 21(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 as amended, do not apply and are solely directed at persons in the United Kingdom who (a) have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order“) or (b) persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order, or other persons to whom they may be lawfully communicated (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons“). This release is directed only at relevant persons and any person who is not a relevant person must not act or rely on this release or any of its contents.