16-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Vaisala Corporation’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on March 26, 2013 decided to decrease the share premium fund presented in the Company’s balance sheet on December 31, 2012 by EUR 22,306,293.52 by transferring all the funds in the share premium fund into the invested non-restricted equity fund. The Meeting also decided that of the funds transferred into the invested non-restricted equity funds EUR 1.23 per share will be distributed to the shareholders as a return of capital, which equals to approximately EUR 22.2 million return of capital.
The Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration published the public summons to company’s creditors on April 18, 2013, and the due date set to object the decrease of the share premium fund in the summons was July 31, 2013. The company’s creditors did not object the decrease of the share premium fund by the said due date and the decrease of the share premium fund and return of capital can be implemented as decided by the Annual General Meeting.
As authorized by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on March 26, 2013, the Board of Directors of Vaisala Corporation has decided that the record date for the distribution of funds is August 16, 2013 and that the payment date for the return of capital is August 27, 2013. The return of capital of EUR 1.23 per share is paid to a shareholder, who is registered on record date decided by the Board of Directors in the Register of Shareholders of the Company held by Euroclear Finland Ltd.
Kaarina Muurinen, CFO
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Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on 75 years of experience, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for chosen weather-related and industrial markets. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1400 professionals worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange. www.vaisala.com www.twitter.com/VaisalaGroup