Nordea’s Board of Directors has prepared a prospectus regarding the rights issue, and the listing of the new shares on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen, respectively, which has been approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. The prospectus is available on Nordea’s website, www.nordea.com, and can also be ordered through Nordea’s offices at Smålandsgatan 17, Stockholm, Sweden (telephone: +46 8 678 0440); Christiansbro, Strandgade 3, Copenhagen, Denmark (telephone: +45 3333 5092); Alexandersgatan 36 B, Helsinki, Finland (Telephone: +358 200 3000 (in Finnish) and +358 200 5000 (in Swedish)); and Middelthunsgate 17, Oslo, Norway (telephone: +47 224 843 53).
An information brochure describing the key features of the transaction and all practical information related to the subscription will be sent to Nordea’s directly registered retail shareholders.
For further information:
Fredrik Rystedt, Chief Financial Officer, +46 8 614 7812
Johan Ekwall, Head of Investor Relations, +46 8 614 7852
Lauri Peltola, Head of Group Identity and Communication, +46 8 614 7916
The information above has been made public according to the Securities Market Act and the Financial Instruments Trading Act. This information was published at 11.00 am on 17 March 2009.
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN OR HONG KONG
This press release is not an offer for subscription for shares in Nordea. A prospectus relating to the rights issue referred to in this press release and the subsequent listing of the new ordinary shares at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen has been approved and registered with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.
The distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions may be restricted. This press release does not constitute an offer of, or an invitation to purchase, any securities of Nordea in any jurisdiction.
This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Nordea Bank AB (publ) does not intend to register any portion of the offering of the securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States. Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan or Hong Kong.
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