Stock Exchange Release
31 May 2017 at 9.00 am (EET)
Neste Corporation Announces Indicative Tender Offer Results
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Neste Corporation (the "Company") announces today the indicative results of the invitation to the holders of its EUR 400,000,000 4.00 per cent. notes due 18 September 2019 (ISIN: FI4000047360) (the "2019 Notes") and EUR 500,000,000 2.125 per cent. notes due 17 March 2022 (ISIN: FI4000148671) (the "2022 Notes", and together with the 2019 Notes, the "Notes") to tender their Notes for cash on the terms and conditions set out in the tender offer memorandum dated 18 May 2017 (the "Tender Offer Memorandum") (the "Tender Offers"). Capitalised terms used in this release but not defined have the meanings given to them in the Tender Offer Memorandum.
At the Expiration Deadline of 4:00 p.m. (Finnish time) on 30 May 2017, valid Tender Instructions of EUR 252,753,000 in aggregate nominal amount of 2019 Notes and EUR 178,700,000 in aggregate nominal amount of 2022 Notes were received pursuant to the Tender Offers.
The Company announces its indicative and non-binding intention to accept for purchase EUR 252,753,000 in aggregate nominal amount of 2019 Notes and EUR 178,700,000 in aggregate nominal amount of 2022 Notes pursuant to the Tender Offers.
Accordingly, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer Memorandum, all valid tenders are expected to be accepted in full with no proration of Notes.
Whether the Company will accept for purchase any Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offers is subject (unless such condition is waived by the Company on its sole and absolute discretion), without limitation, to the completion of the issue of the New Notes. As at the date of this release, the New Issue Condition has not yet been fulfilled.
The Pricing Date and Pricing Time of the 2022 Tender Offer will be on 31 May 2017 at or around 12:00 p.m. (Finnish time), and the final tender offer results and the Completion Date will be announced as soon as feasible after the Pricing Time on or about 31 May 2017.
Nordea Bank AB (publ) acts as Dealer Manager and Nordea Bank AB (publ), Finnish Branch acts as Tender Agent for the Tender Offers. Information in respect of the Tender Offers may be obtained from the Dealer Manager: email: NordeaLiabilityManagement@nordea.com / tel: +45 61612996.
For more information, please contact:
Mika Rydman, Vice President and Group Treasurer, tel: +358 10 458 4710
Olli Kivi, Manager, Corporate Finance, Group Treasury, tel. +358 10 458 4683
Neste in brief
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates sustainable choices for the needs of transport, businesses and consumers. Our global range of products and services allows customers to lower their carbon footprint by combining high-quality renewable products and oil products to tailor-made service solutions. We are the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, and we are also bringing renewable solutions to the aviation and plastics industries. We want to be a reliable partner, whose expertise, R&D and sustainable practices are widely respected. In 2016, Neste's net sales stood at EUR 11.7 billion, and we were on the Global 100 list of the 100 most sustainable companies in the world. Read more: neste.com/en
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This communication does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The New Notes have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or under the applicable securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons except pursuant to an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
This communication does not constitute an offer of New Notes to the public in the United Kingdom. No prospectus has been or will be approved in the United Kingdom in respect of the New Notes. Consequently, this communication is directed only at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom, (ii) persons who 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"), (iii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2) of the Order and (iv) other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). In addition, this communication is, in any event only directed at persons who are "qualified investors" pursuant to the Prospectus Directive (2003/71/EC, as amended). Any investment activity to which this communication relates will only be available to, and will only be engaged with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.