Orkla ASA: How to apply for Gränges shares

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Monday 29 September, Orkla announced its decision to launch the offering related to the sale of shares in Gränges. The application period is set from 30 September to 8 October 2014. For the general public in Norway, all applications must be made through Nordnet AS' internet service.

 

Applications for acquisition of shares should relate to a minimum of 250 shares and a maximum of 20 000 shares, in even lots of 50 shares each.

 

The application is made through Nordnet AS' internet service. Please note that applicants in Norway must be depository account customers at Nordnet. Persons who do not have a depository account at Nordnet must open such depository account prior to submission of the application form. More information is available at www.nordnet.no.

 

Swedish and Norwegian shareholders in Orkla ASA registered in the share ledger as per 25 September 2014 applying for shares in the retail offering may be considered separately during allotment.

 

Payment for shares allotted through Nordnet

 

For depository account customers at Nordnet, payment for allotted shares will be withdrawn from the indicated account at the latest on the settlement date 14 October 2014. Note that liquid funds for payment of the allotted shares shall be accessible on the depository account from the last day of the application period, 8 October 2014 until the settlement date 14 October 2014.

 

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DISCLAIMERS

 

This announcement is not an offer to buy any securities issued by Gränges AB (publ) (the "Company") in any jurisdiction where such offer or sale would be unlawful.

 

In any EEA Member State, other than Sweden and Norway, that has implemented Directive 2003/71/EC as amended (together with any applicable implementing measures in any member State, the "Prospectus Directive"), this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive.

 

This document and the information contained herein are not for distribution in or into the United States of America. This document does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any securities in the United States. Any securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There is no intention to register any securities referred to herein in the United States or to make a public offering of the securities in the United States.

 

In the United Kingdom, this document and any other materials in relation to the securities described herein is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, "qualified investors" (as defined in section 86(7) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) and who are (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order"); or (ii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this document and should not act or rely on it.

 

Any offering of securities will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from the issuer or selling security holder and that will contain detailed information about the Company and management, as well as financial statements. This document is an advertisement and not a prospectus for the purposes of the Prospectus Directive.  Investors should not subscribe for any securities referred to in this document except on the basis of information contained in the prospectus.

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