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Friday, 16 June 2017

Silmäasema Oyj: Notification according to chapter 9, section 5 of the Securities Market Act: Janus Henderson Group's ownership in Silmäasema has increased above 5 percent

Silmäasema Oyj    

Published: 14:30 CEST 16-06-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Silmäasema Oyj / : SILMA /ISIN: FI4000243399

Silmäasema Oyj: Notification according to chapter 9, section 5 of the Securities Market Act: Janus Henderson Group's ownership in Silmäasema has increased above 5 percent

Silmäasema Oyj: Notification according to chapter 9, section 5 of the Securities Market Act: Janus Henderson Group's ownership in Silmäasema has increased above 5 percent

 

Stock Exchange Release 16 June 2017, at 3.30 p.m.

Silmäasema Oyj has on 16 June 2017 received Janus Henderson Group plc's notification referred to in Securities Market Act from  stating that Janus Henderson Group plc's ownership and share of votes in Silmäasema Oyj has increased above the threshold of 5 percent.

 

As a result of share transactions on 13 June, 2017 the holding of Janus Henderson Group plc

increased to 838,239 shares, representing an ownership of 5.88 percent of Silmäasema Oyj's total number of shares and share of votes.

 

Silmäasema Oyj has one series of shares in which each share carries one vote. The aggregate number of shares is 14,248,805

 


Additional information

Pasi Kohmo, CEO, Silmäasema, +358 50 331 7015, pasi.kohmo@silmaasema.fi

Kati Räihä, Director, Marketing and Communications, Silmäasema, +358 50 416 6764, kati.raiha@silmaasema.fi

 

Silmäasema in brief

Silmäasema is a Finnish company, which offers all products and services for optical retail and eye healthcare nationwide. Silmäasema is the largest private eye clinic provider offering eye surgeries and the second largest optical retail chain with 25.3 per cent market share. The Silmäasema chain has 148 stores and 13 eye clinics as well as eight stores in Estonia. The Silmäasema chain employs close to 1,000 eye healthcare professionals. In 2016, the Silmäasema chain conducted around 210,000 optician's eye examinations, 190,000 ophthalmologist's appointments and over 15,000 cataract and refractive surgeries. Silmäasema's Group net sales were 101.3 million euros in 2016 and adjusted EBITDA was 12.0 million euros.

 





This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions (One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006. Tel: +1 212 401 8700. www.nasdaqomx.com) on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients. Source: Silmäasema Oyj, Atomitie 5A, Helsinki 00370, Finland
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