SCA has completed its offer for the Chinese tissue manufacturer Vinda and is now the majority shareholder with 59.95% of the shares.

Pressrelease:

SCA is now the majority shareholder of Vinda, which is the third largest tissue company in China. China is the second largest tissue market globally.

“It is positive that we are now the majority shareholder of Vinda. We see the potential to further strengthen the company. Vinda is a well-known and well-managed company in the fast-growing Chinese market,” says Jan Johansson, President and CEO of SCA.

“Since its beginnings back in 1985, Vinda has grown and captured market shares in the tissue segment. SCA aims to develop collaboration with Vinda and utilize its extensive and robust distribution network,” says Jan Johansson.

SCA will consolidate Vinda as of the first quarter of 2014.

For more details, read the joint announcement included below.

Stockholm, November 11, 2013

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited
take no responsibility for the contents of this joint announcement, make no representation as to
its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss
howsoever arising from or in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this joint
announcement.
This joint announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an invitation or
offer to acquire, purchase or subscribe for securities of Vinda nor shall there be any sale,
purchase or subscription for securities of Vinda in any jurisdiction in which such offer,
solicitation or sale would be unlawful absent the filing of a registration statement or the
availability of an applicable exemption from registration or other waiver. This joint
announcement is not for release, publication or distribution in or into any jurisdiction where to
do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction.
SCA Group Holding BV Vinda International Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Netherlands with limited liability) (Incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability)
(Stock code: 3331)
JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT
VOLUNTARY CONDITIONAL CASH OFFER
BY J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES (ASIA PACIFIC) LIMITED
FOR AND ON BEHALF OF SCA GROUP HOLDING BV
FOR VINDA INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LIMITED
(1) CLOSE OF THE OFFERS
(2) SETTLEMENT OF THE OFFERS
AND
(3) WAIVER OF PUBLIC FLOAT REQUIREMENT
Sole Financial Adviser to
SCA Group Holding BV
Joint Financial Adviser to
Vinda International Holdings Limited
Independent Financial Adviser to the Independent Board Committee
CLOSE OF THE OFFERS AND LEVEL OF ACCEPTANCES
The Offeror announces that the Offers closed at 4: 00 p.m. on 11 November 2013.
As at 4 : 00 p.m. on 11 November 2013, valid acceptances of the Share Offer have been
received in respect of 393,768,528 Offer Shares (representing approximately 38.68% of the
voting rights in Vinda on a fully-diluted basis as at the date of this joint announcement, and
which include the acceptance by Fu An in accordance with the Fu An Undertaking).
As at 4 : 00 p.m. on 11 November 2013, valid acceptances of the Option Offer have been
received in respect of 6,902,000 Options (which include the acceptance by Ms. Zhang in
accordance with the Zhang Irrevocable Undertaking).
WAIVER OF PUBLIC FLOAT REQUIREMENT
Following completion of the transfer of the 393,768,528 Offer Shares tendered for
acceptance by the Independent Shareholders in respect of the Share Offer to the Offeror
at the close of the Share Offer, 152,658,680 Shares will be held by the public, who are
independent of the directors, chief executive or substantial shareholders of Vinda or its
subsidiaries or any of their respective associates, representing approximately 15.29% of the
issued share capital and voting rights of Vinda, at the close of the Offers. Accordingly,
following the close of the Offers, Vinda does not satisfy the minimum public float
requirement under Rule 8.08(1)(a) of the Listing Rules.
Vinda has applied to the Stock Exchange for a temporary waiver from strict compliance
with Rule 8.08(1)(a) of the Listing Rules for the period from 11 November 2013 to 10
February 2014 (both dates inclusive).
INTRODUCTION
Reference is made to (i) the announcements jointly issued by SCA Group Holding BV (the
‘‘Offeror’’) and Vinda International Holdings Limited (‘‘Vinda’’) dated 9 September and 30
September 2013 in relation to the Offers; (ii) the composite offer and response document
jointly issued by the Offeror and Vinda dated 7 October 2013 in relation to the Offers (the
‘‘Composite Document’’); (iii) the announcement jointly issued by the Offeror and Vinda in
relation to the despatch of the Composite Document dated 7 October 2013; and (iv) the
announcement jointly issued by the Offeror and Vinda in relation to the Offers becoming
unconditional in all respects dated 28 October 2013. Unless otherwise stated, capitalised terms
used herein shall have the same meanings as those defined in the Composite Document.
All time and date references contained in this joint announcement are to Hong Kong times and
dates.
CLOSE OF THE OFFERS AND LEVEL OF ACCEPTANCES
The Offeror announces that the Offers closed at 4 : 00 p.m. on 11 November 2013.
As at 4 : 00 p.m. on 11 November 2013, valid acceptances of the Share Offer have been received
in respect of 393,768,528 Offer Shares (representing approximately 38.68% of the voting rights
in Vinda on a fully-diluted basis as at the date of this joint announcement, and which include
the acceptance by Fu An in accordance with the Fu An Undertaking).

Taking into account the 216,431,897 Shares (representing approximately 21.26% of the voting
rights in Vinda on a fully-diluted basis as at the date of this joint announcement) held,
controlled or directed by SCA Hygiene Holding AB prior to the commencement of the Offer
Period on 9 September 2013, the Offeror and parties acting in concert with it are interested in
an aggregate of 610,200,425 Shares (representing approximately 59.95% of the voting rights in
Vinda on a fully-diluted basis as at the date of this joint announcement). Save for the above,
none of the Offeror or the parties acting in concert with it held, controlled or directed any
Shares or any rights over Shares prior to the commencement of the Offer Period.
Save for the acceptances of the Share Offer described above, the Offeror and the parties acting
in concert with it have not acquired or agreed to acquire any Shares or rights over Shares
during the Offer Period. None of the Offeror or the parties acting in concert with it has
borrowed or lent any relevant securities (as defined under Note 4 to Rule 22 of the Takeovers
Code) in Vinda during the Offer Period.
As at 4 : 00 p.m. on 11 November 2013, valid acceptances of the Option Offer have been
received in respect of 6,902,000 Options (which include the acceptance by Ms. Zhang in
accordance with the Zhang Irrevocable Undertaking).
SETTLEMENT OF THE OFFERS
Remittances in respect of the consideration (after deducting the seller’s ad valorem stamp
duty) payable for the Offer Shares tendered under the Share Offer has been and will be
despatched by ordinary post to those Independent Shareholders who accepted the Share Offer
at their own risk within seven (7) Business Days following the date of receipt by the Registrar
of all the relevant documents to render the acceptance by such Independent Shareholders
under the Share Offer complete and valid.
Remittances in respect of the consideration payable for cancellation of the Options tendered
under the Option Offer has been and will be despatched by ordinary post at the own risk of
those Optionholders who accepted the Option Offer to the office of Vinda in Hong Kong at
Room 506, Tower 1, South Seas Centre, 75 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong
Kong for collection by such Optionholders within seven (7) Business Days following the date
of receipt by the Registrar of all the relevant documents to render the acceptance by such
Optionholders under the Option Offer complete and valid.
WAIVER OF PUBLIC FLOAT REQUIREMENT
Following completion of the transfer of the 393,768,528 Offer Shares tendered for acceptance
by the Independent Shareholders in respect of the Share Offer to the Offeror at the close of the
Share Offer, 152,658,680 Shares will be held by the public, who are independent of the
directors, chief executive or substantial shareholders of Vinda or its subsidiaries or any of their
respective associates, representing approximately 15.29% of the issued share capital and
voting rights of Vinda, as at the close of the Offers. Accordingly, following the close of the
Offers, Vinda does not satisfy the minimum public float requirement under Rule 8.08(1)(a) of
the Listing Rules.

Accordingly, Vinda has applied to the Stock Exchange for a temporary waiver from strict
compliance with Rule 8.08(1)(a) of the Listing Rules for the period from 11 November 2013 to
10 February 2014 (both dates inclusive). As disclosed in the Composite Document, the
directors of the Offeror and Vinda have jointly and severally undertaken to the Stock
Exchange to take appropriate steps following the close of the Offers to ensure that sufficient
public float exists in the Shares.
By order of the board of directors of
SCA Group Holding BV
Jan Torsten FRIMAN
Director
By order of the board of directors of
Vinda International Holdings Limited
ZHANG Dong Fang
Director
Hong Kong, 11 November 2013
As at the date of this joint announcement, the Board comprises executive Directors, namely Mr.
LI Chao Wang, Ms. YU Yi Fang, Ms. ZHANG Dong Fang and Mr. DONG Yi Ping; nonexecutive
Directors, namely Mr. Johann Christoph MICHALSKI, Mr. Ulf Olof Lennart
SODERSTROM and Mr. CHIU Bun (alternate director to Mr. MICHALSKI and Mr.
SODERSTROM) and independent non-executive Directors, namely Dr. CAO Zhen Lei, Mr.
KAM Robert, Mr. HUI Chin Tong, Godfrey and Mr. TSUI King Fai.
As at the date of this joint announcement, the board of directors of the Offeror comprises of Jan
Torsten FRIMAN, Jan Lennart PERSSON, Iman DAMSTE´ , William Andrew VERMIE,
Mukundkumar Ambalal AMIN and Duncan John PARSONS.
All Directors jointly and severally accept full responsibility for the accuracy of the information
contained in this joint announcement (other than the information relating to the Offeror and the
parties acting in concert with it), and confirm, having made all reasonable enquires, that to the
best of their knowledge, opinions expressed in this joint announcement (other than those
expressed by the Offeror and the parties acting in concert with it) have been arrived at after due
and careful consideration and there are no other facts not contained in this joint announcement,
the omission of which would make any statement contained in this joint announcement
misleading.
The directors of the Offeror jointly and severally accept full responsibility for the accuracy of the
information contained in this joint announcement (other than the information relating to the
Vinda Group), and confirm, having made all reasonable enquires, that to the best of their
knowledge, opinions expressed in this joint announcement (other than those expressed by the
Vinda Group) have been arrived at after due and careful consideration and there are no other
facts not contained in this joint announcement, the omission of which would make any statement
contained in this joint announcement misleading.

For additional information please contact: Johan Karlsson, VP Investor Relations, +46 8 788 51 30 Boo Ehlin, VP Media Relations, +46 8 788 51 36

Attached file: SCA has completed the offer for Vinda

Published 11/11/2013