Stock exchange release

Fortum has published offer document for Uniper shares, acceptance period has commenced

07 November 2017, 08:00 EET


Fortum has today published the offer document for the voluntary public takeover
offer (Offer) for the outstanding shares of Uniper following approval of the
offer document by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).
The acceptance period has commenced today, 7 November 2017, and ends on 16
January 2018.

Pursuant to the Offer, Uniper shareholders who tender their shares will receive
the previously announced total value of EUR 22.00 per share in cash, which
includes the value of an expected dividend from Uniper of EUR 0.69 per share
for the fiscal year 2017. The total value represents a premium of 36% over the
share price prior to intense market speculation regarding a potential
transaction at the end of May 2017 and a premium of 120% over the initial
trading price post spin-off of EUR 10.

“We believe that our offer represents a very attractive valuation for Uniper’s
shares and provides an excellent opportunity for all Uniper shareholders to
lock in the significant share price gains over the past year,” said Pekka
Lundmark, President and CEO of Fortum. “I can clearly state that while we
welcome all shares offered to us, we are focused on acquiring E.ON's 46.65%
shareholding. We have no plans whatsoever, nor do we see any reasons, to raise
the offer price.”

Based on the agreement made and announced on 26 September 2017, E.ON has the
right to tender its 46.65% stake into Fortum’s Offer in early 2018. If E.ON
does not tender its Uniper shares by 11 January 2018, Fortum will have the
right to sell to E.ON any Uniper shares it has acquired from the market by the
same date as well as any shares it acquires through the Offer. In addition,
Fortum would be entitled to a compensation fee from E.ON. The compensation fee
includes a base fee corresponding to 20% of the total offer value (EUR 22.00
per Uniper share) attributable to the 170,720,340 Uniper shares held by E.ON
(i.e. approximately EUR 750 million). The compensation fee also contains a
variable payment depending on how much the Uniper share price exceeds EUR 22.00
during the last five trading days before 11 January 2018. The variable payment
is capped at an amount equal to the amount of the base fee. Thus, in total, the
compensation fee could reach a maximum of 40% of the total offer value
attributable to the Uniper shares held by E.ON (i.e. approximately EUR 1.5

In the agreement, E.ON has also undertaken to exercise its voting rights and
the right to submit countermotions in such a way that a dividend of EUR 0.69
per Uniper share will be resolved for the financial year ending 31 December
2017 subject to available balance sheet profits. In the event that Uniper's
Annual General Meeting 2018 does not resolve a dividend or resolves a dividend
which is lower than an amount of EUR 0.69 per Uniper share, Fortum will pay the
difference to the shareholders who have accepted the Offer. In the event that
the settlement of the Offer occurs prior to Uniper's Annual General Meeting
2018, the Offer price will be increased by EUR 0.69 per Uniper share to amount
to EUR 22 per Uniper share.

Fortum intends to become a long-term investor and an active, supporting,
reliable and constructive strategic partner to Uniper, its management and
employees. As a major shareholder in Uniper, Fortum intends, to the extent
permissible under applicable law and provided that Uniper's management will be
open thereto, to engage with Uniper's management to evaluate and implement
cooperation opportunities for the benefits of Uniper and Fortum.

“As a major shareholder we intend to live up to our responsibility to act as a
constructive partner to Uniper. In turn, we are looking forward to Uniper
management assuming their responsibility to make this relationship work in the
best interest of the company, its shareholders and employees. As stated
previously, we are willing to make significant commitments and look forward to
formalising these with Uniper management in order to establish a strong basis
for constructive cooperation between our two companies,” said Lundmark.

The Offer will be financed with existing cash resources and committed credit
facilities, with Barclays Bank PLC originally underwriting 100% of the EUR 12
billion credit facilities to cover the Offer, associated costs and ongoing
liquidity requirements. In October, the credit facilities were syndicated to
selected relationship banks of Fortum. Transaction costs incurred by Fortum
will depend on the acceptance rate of the Offer. At an acceptance rate of 100%,
the maximum transaction costs could be EUR 100 million, including funding costs
of approximately EUR 60 million.

The Offer will be subject to competition and regulatory approvals, but has no
minimum acceptance condition. Fortum expects to finalise the transaction in

The offer document and a non-binding English translation along with
instructions on how to obtain a printed copy are available at


Måns Holmberg
Acting Head of Investor Relations and Financial Communications

Further information:

Investors and analysts:
Måns Holmberg, Acting Head of Investor Relations and Financial Communications

tel. +358 44 518 1518

Rauno Tiihonen, Manager, Investor relations
tel. +358 10 453 6150

Pauliina Vuosio, Vice President, Communications
tel. +358 50 453 2383

Sabine Morgenthal, Brunswick Group,
tel. +49 174 325 8886

Christian Weyand, Brunswick Group,
tel. +49 172 617 1677

Teleconference for media:

A telephone conference for media will be arranged today 7 November 2017 at 7:30
CET. The participants will have a possibility to present questions in a Q&A

To participate, please dial:

Finland: +358 (0)9 42 45 08 06
Germany: +49 (0) 302 21 53 18 02
International: +44 (0) 844 571 8892

Confirmation code: 6487665

An on-demand version and transcript of the teleconference will be available at and Fortum's investor website after the event.


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Important notice
This announcement is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an
offer to sell shares of Uniper. The definite terms and conditions of the Offer,
as well as further provisions concerning the Offer, have been published in the
offer document. Investors and holders of shares in Uniper are strongly advised
to read the offer document and all other relevant documents regarding the
Offer, since they will contain important information.

Fortum reserves the right, to the extent permissible under applicable law, to
acquire, directly or indirectly, additional Uniper Shares outside of the Offer
on or off the stock exchange. To the extent such acquisitions occur,
information about them will be published according to the applicable statutory

Fortum is a leading clean-energy company that provides its customers with
electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource
efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for
a cleaner world. We employ some 9,000 professionals in the Nordic and Baltic
countries, Russia, Poland and India, and 62% of our electricity generation is
CO2 free. In 2016, our sales were EUR 3.6 billion. Fortum's share is listed on
Nasdaq Helsinki.