FORTUM CORPORATION INVESTOR NEWS 18 OCTOBER 2018 14.45 EEST
The Administrative Court of Appeal in Stockholm, Sweden, has on 18 October ruled in favour of Fortum related to Fortum's income tax assessments in Sweden for the year 2013.
In July 2017, Fortum paid the additional taxes including interest for 2013, in total SEK 273 million (EUR 26 million) and booked them as a receivable. The repayment of this receivable will have a positive cash flow effect for Fortum. Fortum estimates to receive the payment during 2018.
The assessment concerns Fortum's right to deduct interest relating to intra-group loans. The Administrative Court of Appeal confirmed that Fortum had sufficient business reasons for the loans and accepted Fortum's appeal.
The Swedish tax authorities may apply for the right to appeal from the Supreme Administrative Court.
Vice President, Investor Relations and Financial Communications
Reijo Salo, Vice President, Corporate Tax, tel. +358 50 45 24443