THIS PRESS RELEASE IS NOT AN OFFER, WHETHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN AUSTRALIA, CANADA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA, SWITZERLAND OR THE UNITED STATES OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH OFFER PURSUANT TO LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS IN SUCH RELEVANT JURISDICTION WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. SHAREHOLDERS NOT RESIDENT IN SWEDEN WHO WISH TO ACCEPT THE OFFER (AS DEFINED BELOW) MUST MAKE INQUIRIES CONCERNING APPLICABLE LEGISLATION AND POSSIBLE TAX CONSEQUENCES. SHAREHOLDERS SHOULD REFER TO THE OFFER RESTRICTIONS INCLUDED IN THE SECTION TITLED “IMPORTANT INFORMATION” AT THE END OF THIS PRESS RELEASE AND IN THE OFFER DOCUMENT PUBLISHED ON SAVARIA (SWEDEN)’S WEBSITE (WWW.NORDIC-OFFER.COM).
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On 27 January 2021, Savaria (Sweden) AB1 (“Savaria (Sweden)”), a company wholly owned by Savaria Corporation2 (“Savaria”), announced a recommended cash offer to the shareholders of Handicare Group AB (“Handicare”) to tender all their shares in Handicare to Savaria (Sweden) at a final price of SEK 50 in cash per share (the “Offer”).
The offer document relating to the Offer has today been approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Sw. Finansinspektionen). The acceptance period of the Offer starts on 11 February 2021 and ends on 4 March 2021. Settlement is expected to commence on or around 11 March 2021.
The offer document is available on Savaria (Sweden)’s website (www.nordic-offer.com) and on Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ)’s (“SEB”) website (www.sebgroup.com/prospectuses). The offer document will be available on the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s website (www.fi.se) in Swedish. The acceptance form relating to the Offer can be found on Savaria (Sweden)’s and SEB’s websites. A copy of the offer document and a pre-printed acceptance form will be sent to shareholders in Handicare whose shares were directly registered with Euroclear Sweden AB on 10 February 2021, except for those domiciled in the excluded countries (see above).
Savaria (Sweden) has reserved the right to amend the acceptance period, as well as the settlement date. A notice of any such amendment will be announced by Savaria (Sweden) by means of a press release in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.
Information about the Offer
Information about the Offer is made available at: www.nordic-offer.com
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For administrative questions regarding the Offer, please contact your bank or the nominee registered as holder of your shares.
Savaria (Sweden) discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Stock Market (Takeover Bids) Act and the Takeover Rules. The information was submitted for announcement at 13:30 (CET) on 10 February 2021.
This press release has been published in Swedish and English. In the event of any discrepancy in content between the two language versions, the Swedish version shall prevail.
The Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland or the United States or in any other jurisdiction where such offer pursuant to legislation and regulations in such relevant jurisdiction would be prohibited by applicable law, by use of mail or any other communication means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, electronic mail, telex, telephone and the Internet) of interstate or foreign commerce, or of any facility of national securities exchange or other trading venue, of Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland or the United States, and the Offer cannot be accepted by any such use or by such means, instrumentality or facility of, in or from, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland or the United States. Accordingly, this press release or any documentation relating to the Offer are not being and should not be sent, mailed or otherwise distributed or forwarded in or into Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland or the United States.
This press release is not being, and must not be, sent to shareholders with registered addresses in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland or the United States. Banks, brokers, dealers and other nominees holding shares for persons in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland or the United States must not forward this press release or any other document received in connection with the Offer to such persons. For purposes of this section, “United States” refers to the United States of America (its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia).
The Offer and the information and documents contained in this press release are not being made and have not been approved by an authorized person for the purposes of section 21 of the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the “FSMA”). Accordingly, the information and documents contained in this press release are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of the information and documents contained in this press release is exempt from the restriction on financial promotions under section 21 of the FSMA on the basis that it is a communication by or on behalf of a body corporate which relates to a transaction to acquire day to day control of the affairs of a body corporate; or to acquire 50 per cent or more of the voting shares in a body corporate, within article 62 of the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005.
Statements in this press release relating to future status or circumstances, including statements regarding future performance, growth and other trend projections and other benefits of the Offer, are forward-looking statements. These statements may generally, but not always, be identified by the use of words such as “anticipates”, “intends”, “expects”, “believes”, or similar expressions. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of Savaria. Any such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Savaria has no obligation (and undertakes no such obligation) to update or revise any of them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except for in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
1 A newly established company under name change from Goldcup 26098 AB.
2 A corporation organised and existing under the laws of the Province of Alberta, Canada, with Canadian registration number 1161491460, having its registered office at 4350 Highway 13, Laval, Québec H7R 6E9 Canada and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:SIS).
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