ALMA MEDIA CORP.STOCK EXCH. ANNOUNCEMENT 10 SEPT. 2001, 13.00 AM ALMA MEDIA PLANS BOND LAUNCH Alma Media is planning to issue EUR 50 million in bonds, principally to domestic institutional investors, under its EUR 100 million medium term note programme. The bonds will be offered for sale from today. Sampo Bank Plc has been retained as the programme’s lead manager. The bonds mark the launch by Alma Media of a publicly listed debt instrument and at the same time expand the company’s sources of long-term financing. The bonds, which will total EUR 50 million, will be issued in one instalment under the book-building method on 4 October 2001. The bond premium will be variable and its coupon rate will be determined later. The maturity period of the bonds will be five years (4 October 2001 – 4 October 2006) and the minimum subscription lot will be EUR 100,000. The company will make its final decision on the bond launch after the close of the sale period based on offers made by investors. Alma Media’s intention is to apply for listing of the bonds on the HEX Helsinki Exchanges for public trading after the bonds are issued. Alma Media Corporation Ahti Martikainen Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations Further information: Mr Timo Ruotsalainen, Manager - Treasury, Alma Media Corporation, tel. +358 9 507 8760, +358 40 730 5661 Ms Riitta Salonen, Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets, Sampo Pankki plc, tel. +358 10 513 3633 Distribution: HEX Helsinki Exchanges, Principal Media
  • Date: 10.9.2001, 08:00
  • News type: Stock exchange release

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