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Reference is made to the offer document dated 5 August 2021 (the "Offer
Document") for the recommended voluntary offer by Nordax Bank AB (publ)
("Nordax" or the "Offeror") to acquire all outstanding shares in Bank Norwegian
ASA (the "Company") against a consideration in cash of NOK 105 per Share
(subject to adjustment as set out in the Offer Document) (the "Offer Price")
(the "Offer"). Reference is further made to the announcement dated 15 October
2021 in which the Offeror announced that settlement of the Offer would take
place no later than 4 November 2021 (the "Settlement Notification").
The Offeror hereby announces that settlement of the Offer has been made in
accordance with the Settlement Notification and as set out in section 1.11
(Settlement) in the Offer Document. As of today, the Offeror has a total
shareholding in the Company of 178,665,254 shares, equivalent to approximately
95.6% of the share capital and voting rights in the Company. The receiving agent
has made payments of the Offer Price to shareholders that have accepted the
Offer, whom are expected to receive the settlement amount on their respective
bank accounts during the course of tomorrow, 3 November 2021.
The Offeror intends to effect a compulsory acquisition of the remaining shares
in the Company at a redemption price equal to the Offer Price of NOK 105 per
share, as soon as practically possible. A separate press release will be
announced when the compulsory acquisition has been resolved in accordance with
section 6-22 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act, cf. section 4-25 of the
Norwegian Public Limited Liability Companies.
For further information, visit www.collaborate-to-scale.com.
ABG Sundal Collier, DNB Markets, Goldman Sachs International and Melesio are
acting as financial advisors to Nordax in the process. FCG Risk & Compliance AB
is acting as advisor on governance, risk and compliance to Nordax. Advokatfirman
Cederquist KB is acting as Swedish legal counsel and Advokatfirmaet Wiersholm AS
is acting as Norwegian legal counsel to Nordax.
Oscar Karlsson, Brunswick Group
+46 709 62 78 42
Nordax Bank AB (publ) is a leading specialist bank in Northern Europe owned by
Nordic Capital Fund VIII and Sampo. Nordax has around 294,000 private customers
in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Germany. We are a specialist bank that
through responsible lending helps people make informed decisions for a life they
can afford. We are a flexible complement to the major banks. Instead of
quantity, we have specialised in a few selected products that we know best:
personal loans, mortgages, equity release products and savings accounts. Since
2019, Svensk Hypotekspension, which is a specialist in equity release products,
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nordax. Nordax has around 360 employees,
practically all of whom work from a central office in Stockholm. The credit
assessment process is one of Nordax's core competencies. It is thorough, sound
and data driven. Nordax's customers are financially stable. As of 30 September
2021, lending to the public amounted to SEK 31.7 billion and deposits amounted
to SEK 27.5 billion.
Read more about Nordax on http://www.nordaxgroup.com.
This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy
or the solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. This press release and
any related documentation are not being distributed and must not be mailed or
otherwise distributed or sent in or into any country in which the distribution
would require any such additional measures to be taken or would be in conflict
with any law or regulation in such country - any such action will not be
permitted or sanctioned by Nordax.
Statements in this press release relating to future status and circumstances,
including statements regarding future performance, growth and other projections
and whether the Offer will be completed, are forward-looking statements. These
statements may generally, but not always, be identified by the use of words such
as "anticipates", "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 Nordax. Any such
forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they were made and
Nordax 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.
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