Alma Media Corporation Stock Exchange Release 12 August 2009 at 13:40
ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION HAS SET A BUY ORDER IN HELSINKI STOCK EXHANGE FOR TALENTUM OYJ SHARES AT EUR 1.85 PER SHARE
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN AUSTRALIA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA, CANADA OR THE UNITED STATES
Alma Media Corporation ("Alma Media" or the "Company") has on 10 August 2009 set a buy order in NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange for approximately eight million Talentum shares at a time. The buy order is connected with the company's mandatory tender for all shares in Talentum Oyj, according to Chapter 6, Section 10 of the Securities Market Act, announced on 10 August 2009, The price limit for the share purchases is 1.85 euros, which equals to the cash consideration to be offered in the mandatory tender offer.
It is Alma Media's intention to preserve the buy order in force at most up until the end of the offer period in the mandatory tender offer, approximately 15 September 2009.
Alma Media Corporation
Vice President, Corporate Communications and IR
Kai Telanne, President and CEO, tel. +358 10 665 3500
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
This release must not be released or otherwise distributed, in whole or in part, in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, Canada or the United States. This release is not a tender offer document and as such does not constitute an offer or invitation to make a sales offer. Investors shall accept the Tender Offer for the shares only on the basis of the information provided in a tender offer document. Offers will not be made directly or indirectly in any jurisdiction where either an offer or participation therein is prohibited by applicable law or where any tender offer document or registration or other requirements would apply in addition to those undertaken in Finland.
The Tender Offer is not being made in any jurisdiction where prohibited by applicable law and the tender offer document and related acceptance forms will not and may not be distributed, forwarded or transmitted into or from any jurisdiction where prohibited by applicable law. In particular, the Tender Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in or into, or by use of the postal service of, or by any means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, telex, telephone or the Internet) of interstate or foreign commerce of, or any facilities of a national securities exchange of, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, Canada or the United States. The Tender Offer cannot be accepted by any such use, means or instrumentality or from within Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, Canada or the United States.
Alma Media in brief
Alma Media is a profitably growing and internationally expanding company that invests in the future of newspapers and online media. Its best known products are the Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Etuovi.com.
Net sales in 2008 totalled EUR 341 million and the operating margin was over 14%. The company's share is listed in the Mid Cap segment of the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Please visit www.almamedia.com for further information.