Publication of supplement to prospectus regarding the 2010 rights offering of SAS AB
Today SAS AB (”SAS”) has published a supplement to the previously published prospectus regarding SAS’ ongoing rights offering. The supplementary prospectus has been prepared due to the publication today by SAS of the SAS group’s interim report for the period January – March 2010 and the air traffic disruptions that have impacted the airline industry as a result of volcanic ash from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland. The interim report, which contains information regarding the impact of the air traffic disruptions due to the volcanic ash on SAS’s operations, is included in the supplementary prospectus.
The supplementary prospectus, which has been approved and registered with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (the “SFSA”), must be read together with the prospectus in all parts. The supplementary prospectus and the prospectus are available electronically on the websites of the SFSA (www.fi.se), SAS (www.sasgroup.net) under Investor relations, Nordea (www.nordea.se/placera) and SEB (www.seb.se/prospekt). The supplementary prospectus is also available at SAS’s head office (Frösundaviks Allé 1, Solna, Sweden) and can, subject to applicable securities regulations, be ordered free of charge by telephone from Nordea in Sweden (+46 8 678 04 50), Denmark, (+45 33 33 50 92) and Norway (+47 22 48 62 62).
Under Chapter 2, Section 34 of the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act of 1991, those investors who have subscribed for or applied for, or in any other manner consented to subscription for securities covered by the prospectus before the publication of the supplementary prospectus are entitled to withdraw their subscriptions, applications or consents within five working days from the publication of the supplementary prospectus, i.e. no later than on 29 April 2010. Any subscription, application or consent that is not withdrawn will remain binding and those who wish to remain as subscribers do not need to take any further action.
For further information, please contact
Denmark: +45 33 33 50 92
Norway: +47 22 48 62 62
Sweden: +46 8 678 04 50
SAS discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was provided for publication on April 22, 2010, at 5.30pm CET
This document is not being distributed to persons in any state or jurisdiction where the offer or sale of the rights or shares is not permitted.
These materials are not an offer for sale of securities in the United States. Securities may not be sold in the United States absent registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The issuer of the securities does not intend to register any part of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the Rights or the Shares in the United States.
This document is only being distributed to and is only directed at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) to investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) or (iii) high net worth companies, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons in (i), (ii) and (iii) above together being referred to as “relevant persons”). The Rights and the Shares are only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.
This document is an advertisement and is not a prospectus for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC (such Directive, together with any applicable implementing measures in the relevant home Member State under such Directive, the “Prospectus Directive”). A prospectus prepared pursuant to the Prospectus Directive will be published, which, when published, can be obtained from the SAS Group. Investors should not subscribe for any securities referred to in this document except on the basis of information contained in the prospectus.
In any EEA Member State that has implemented the Prospective Directive, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive.
Sture Stølen, Head of SAS Group Investor Relations, +46 70 997 1451