Agrofin, the largest single shareholder of Fiskars, is to be merged into Fiskars, and company’s A and K shares are to be combined. The objective of the combination of the share series and the merger is to increase the liquidity of the shares as well as to increase transparency and simplify the ownership structure. The arrangement also aims at increasing the interest in the markets towards the Fiskars share.

Fiskars is a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors. The group has a strong portfolio of trusted international brands including Fiskars, Iittala, Gerber, Silva, and Buster. Associated company, Wärtsilä Corporation, is also an important part of the group, and forms one of Fiskars’ operating segments, together with the Americas, EMEA, and Other. Founded in 1649 and listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Fiskars is Finland’s oldest company. Fiskars recorded net sales of EUR 697 million in 2008 and employs some 4,100 people.

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