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Anora Group Plc Stock Exchange Release 1 September 2021 at 3:45 pm EET
Anora Group Plc has on 1 September 2021 received the following notification pursuant to Chapter 9, section 5 of the Securities Markets Act ("SMA") from the State of Finland.
According to the notification, the share of Anora Group Plc’s shares and voting rights has fallen below the threshold of 30, 25 and 20 per cent on 1 September 2021 and the reason for the notification was an event changing the breakdown of shares or voting rights.
Altia Plc (“Altia”) and Arcus ASA (“Arcus”) announced on 29 September 2020 the merger of Altia’s and Arcus’ business operations through a statutory cross-border absorption merger of Arcus into Altia (the “Merger”). The new combined company will be named Anora Group Plc (“Anora”). Anora Group Plc announced today on 1 SAeptember 2021 that the Merger has been registered with the Finnish Trade Register on the effective date of the Merger on 1 September 2021. As a result of the registration of the completion of the Merger, Altia became Anora Group Plc and Arcus has been dissolved.
Due to the Merger the State of Finland’s position changed as follows:
|% of shares and voting rights||% of shares and voting rights through financial instruments||Total of both in %||Total number of shares and voting rights of issuer|
|Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached||19.39%||19.39%||67,553,624 outstanding shares|
|Position of previous notification (if applicable)||36.24%||36.24%||36,140,485 outstanding shares|
Notified details of the resulting situation following the crossing of the threshold:
A: Shares and voting rights
|Number of shares and voting rights||% of shares and voting rights|
|Class/type of shares||Direct (SMA 9:5)||Indirect (SMA 9:6 and 9:7)||Direct (SMA 9:5)||Indirect (SMA 9:6 and 9:7)|
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