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Norske Skog AS vurderer offentlig tilbud og notering av aksjer på Oslo Børs

12 June 2019


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Norske Skog AS, en av de ledende, globale produsenter av publikasjonspapir, annonserer i dag at de har igangsatt en prosess for å vurdere et offentlig tilbud (IPO) og notering av aksjer på Oslo Børs. Norske Skog AS eies i dag av fond administrert av Oceanwood Capital Management Limited.

Den potensielle IPOen forventes å bestå av et offentlig tilbud av aksjer i Norge og en rettet emisjon til institusjonelle og andre profesjonelle investorer i noen andre utvalgte jurisdiksjoner. Transaksjonen kan komme til å omfatte et sekundært salg av aksjer fra Oceanwood og/eller salg av nye aksjer i Norske Skog.

Sven Ombudstvedt, styreleder og konsernsjef i Norske Skog kommenterer:

- Norske Skogs eier anser at en notering vil etablere en viktig plattform for fremtidig utvikling. Vi har hatt en sterk kontantstrøm til tross for fallende etterspørsel etter papirprodukter. Tilgang til kapitalmarkedet vil bidra til flere muligheter for å finansiere ytterligere vekst fremover. Vår langsiktige strategi er fortsatt å forbedre kjernevirksomheten, konvertere deler av papirmaskinene og diversifisere innen bioenergi, fiber og biokjemikaliemarkedene.

Prosessen med å vurdere en IPO og notering av aksjene forventes gjennomført i andre halvdel av 2019, basert på rådende markedsforhold. ABG Sundal Collier ASA og DNB Markets, en del av DNB Bank ASA, har fått mandat av Norske Skog som felles globale koordinatorer og tilretteleggere ("Managers"), mens Carnegie AS har fått mandat som felles tilrettelegger. Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS er norske advokater for Norske Skog.

Om Norske Skog
Norske Skog er en ledende produsent av publikasjonspapir med sterke markedsposisjoner i Europa og Australasia. Konsernet er den tredje største produsenten i Europa og den største produsenten i Australia.

Norske Skog driver til sammen syv lønnsomme papirfabrikker, strategisk plassert nær attraktive markeder. Total papirproduksjonskapasitet er på 2,6 millioner tonn, hvorav 1,7 millioner tonn er avispapir og 0,9 millioner tonn er magasinpapir (superkalandrert og bestrøket).

Norske Skog-konsernet har ca 2.400 ansatte, og hadde i 2018 en omsetning og brutto driftsresultat på henholdsvis NOK 12,6 milliarder og NOK 1,0 milliarder. Driftsresultatet for 2018 var NOK 0,9 milliarder.

Om Oceanwood
Oceanwood er et uavhengig investeringsselskap grunnlagt i 2006, med kontorer i London og på Malta. Selskapet forvalter over USD 2 milliarder, primært for offentlige pensjonskasser og andre institusjonelle investorer. Oceanwood er dedikert til å investere i selskaper i Europa og anvender en fundamental tilnærming i sine investeringer. Oceanwood er fokusert på en bærekraftig balanse i selskapene det investeres, i og er opptatt av konstruktivt samarbeid med ledelsesgruppene i sine selskaper, for å oppnå verdiskapning for alle interessegrupper.

12. juni 2019

Norske Skog kommunikasjon og samfunnskontakt

For ytterligere informasjon:

Norske Skog presse:
Direktør kommunikasjon og samfunnskontakt
Carsten Dybevig
Epost: carsten.dybevig(at)norskeskog.com
Tlf: 917 63 117
Twitter: @Norske_Skog


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