Pohjola to Issue Index-linked Bond in Equity Market

8/23/2011, 8:00 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
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Pohjola to Issue Index-linked Bond in Equity Market
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On 5 October  2011, Pohjola Bank plc will issue an index-linked bond, Pohjolan
Jättiläiset VIII/2011 (Pohjola Giants VIII/2011), with a maximum nominal volume
of EUR 40 million. Targeted at retail investors, the bond with a maturity of
five years will be issued under Pohjola's domestic bond programme, with the
subscription period beginning on 29 August 2011.

The bond alternatives are Neutral and Plus with issue prices of 100% and 110%.
The index-linked yield is calculated by multiplying the return rate by the
relative positive change between the initial and final value of the equity
basket formed by quoted company shares.

The equity basket index comprises the following 10 companies with the same
weightings, selected by Pohjola Research: Carlsberg, Ericsson, Fortum, Hennes &
Mauritz, Kone, Nordea, Novo Nordisk, Statoil, Svenska Handelsbanken and

Pohjola Bank plc will act as the manager of the issue and the bond will be
listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd, provided that the volume issued is at least
the minimum as specified in the Rules and Regulations of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
The branches of OP-Pohjola Group member banks and op.fi/joukkolainat will serve
as subscription agents.

For more information, please contact:
Mr Hanno Hirvinen, Executive Vice President, tel. +358 (0)10 252 2221

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