Orthex Corporation, March 15, 2021 at 9:50 EET Stock exchange release



Orthex Corporation has applied for its shares to be listed on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd

Orthex Corporation (“Orthex” or the “Company”) has today submitted a listing application with Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd (“Nasdaq Helsinki”) to list the Company’s shares first on the prelist and then on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki. Trading in Orthex’s shares is expected to commence on the prelist of Nasdaq Helsinki on or about March 25, 2021, and on the official list on or about March 29, 2021.

Further enquiries

Alexander Rosenlew, CEO, Orthex Corporation                
Tel. +358 40 500 3826

Juuso Kivinen, Chair of the Board (Board member after the listing), Orthex Corporation
Tel. +358 50 521 1444

Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae, Board member (Chair of the Board after the listing), Orthex Corporation
Tel. +45 20 63 36 17

Orthex in brief

Orthex is a leading Nordic houseware company. Orthex designs, produces and sells household products with a mission to make consumers’ everyday life easier: Orthex strives to create functional, long lasting and sustainable high-quality household products. Orthex’s products cover multifunctional assortment of storage boxes, kitchen products and products for home and yard. Orthex markets and sells its products under three main consumer brands: SmartStore, GastroMax and Orthex. In addition, it sells externally produced kitchen products under the Kökskungen brand.

Orthex has more than 100 years of experience in the production, design and marketing of household products, and it has approximately 800 customers in more than 40 countries. Orthex’s core geographic markets include the Nordics (i.e., Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland) and export markets, including Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Orthex is headquartered in Espoo, Finland, and it currently has seven local sales offices located in the Nordics, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Orthex’s production facilities are located in Tingsryd and Gnosjö, Sweden, and in Lohja, Finland. In addition, Orthex has centralized warehousing in Sweden and Finland in connection with its Tingsryd and Lohja production facilities, as well as an outsourced warehouse in Überherrn, Germany.

Orthex aims to be the industry forerunner in sustainability by promoting safe and long-lasting products, reducing the carbon footprint of its operations and products, as well as by sourcing an ever-increasing amount of raw materials from bio-based and recycled materials. Orthex aims for its production process to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Important information

This announcement is not being made in and copies of it may not be distributed or sent into the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore or South Africa.

This document is not a prospectus for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (the “Prospectus Regulation”) and underlying legislation. A prospectus prepared pursuant to the Prospectus Regulation and approved by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has been published, and can be obtained from the Company and other places indicated in the prospectus. Investors should not subscribe for or purchase any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the prospectus.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Company does not intend to register any of the securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States.

In any member state of the European Economic Area other than Finland (each a “Relevant State”), this information and this offering are only addressed to and directed at persons who are “Qualified Investors” within the meaning of Article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation. The securities are only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with, Qualified Investors. This information should not be acted upon or relied upon in any Relevant State by persons who are not Qualified Investors.

This communication does not constitute an offer of the securities to the public in the United Kingdom. No prospectus has been or will be approved in the United Kingdom in respect of the securities. This communication is being distributed to and is directed only at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) persons who are investment professionals within the meaning of Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) or (ii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom this announcement may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “Relevant Persons”). Any investment activity to which this communication relates will only be available to and will only be engaged with, Relevant Persons. Any person who is not a Relevant Person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.

Matters discussed in this announcement may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intends,” “estimate,” “will,” “may,” “continue,” “should” and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors, which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements.

The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as at its date, and are subject to change without notice.

Information to Distributors

For the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended (“MiFID II”); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) Chapter 5 of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority’s regulations regarding investment services and activities, FFFS 2017:2, (together the “MiFID II Product Governance Requirements”), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any “manufacturer” (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the shares have been subject to a product approval process, where the target market for shares in the Company are: (i) retail investors and (ii) investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II (the “target market”). Notwithstanding the assessment of the target market, distributors should note that: the price of the shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The target market assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Offering. For the avoidance of doubt, the target market assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the shares in the Company. Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares in the Company and determining appropriate distribution channels.