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    A dramatic landing during heavy rain resulted in both engines needing to be manually re-ignited. Reported by Brisbane Times 12 minutes ago.

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    OSB one side skin type structural insulation panels market will cross USD 75 million revenue in 2024 as improvised code-compliant air barrier function of OSB one side owing to improved permeability will be a key impetus for SIP industry growth.

    Selbyville, Delaware, Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --Structural Insulation Panels Market value is slated to go beyond 590 million-dollar mark by 2024, according to a forecast statistic analysis by Global Market Insights, Inc. Significant growth in the construction sector supported by rapid urbanization and industrialization will be a key impetus for *structural insulation panels market* growth. Technological advancements in residential & commercial construction regarding the energy conservation and reduced operational expenses will augment industry demand during the forecast period. Huge potential for new construction in South Africa, China, and Mexico along with favorable government regulations & policies towards green buildings will enhance product penetration.

    Increasing R&D investments with respect to the high-performance, energy-efficient building components to conserve significant loss of natural resources will stimulate SIP penetration. These advancements are providing modern and fast-track building techniques for new residential and commercial construction which in return will boost the overall industry landscape. Moreover, collective efforts from the U.S. Government and Department of Energy are strongly promoting the best practices for the energy-efficiency concept further fostering positive business outlook.

    *Request for a sample of this research report @ *https://www.gminsights.com/request-sample/detail/2452

    Several government policies & regulations for increasing energy efficiency of residential & commercial buildings resulting in the prevention of natural resource depletion will promulgate the industry growth. For instance, EU Directive 2012/27/EU for Energy Efficiency (EED) have a key focus on improvising energy consumption by controlling energy usage in the buildings and renovate 3% publicly owned buildings acquired by central govt. With an area greater than 250 sq. meters annually. However, numerous innovative building practices, such as modular construction practices may negatively impact the business expansion over the forecast time frame.

    EPS is anticipated to witness over 7% growth from 2018 to 2024. Expanded polystyrene is made from rigid cellular plastics and small beads of polystyrene raw materials. Major factors include easy to install, lightweight, energy-efficient, and availability in different colors will augment the structural insulated panels market. In addition, highly compatible with the OSB, minimum water absorption, and low vapor permanence are among the major benefits offered by the EPS.

    OSB one side skin type will surpass USD 75 million revenue in the forecast period. Improvised code-compliant air barrier function of OSB one side owing to improved permeability will be a key impetus for industry growth. Potential usage in the construction of roofing and sliding walls to attain improved moisture resistance and heat transfer will proliferate the segment size.

    Browse key industry insights spread across 500 pages with 705 market data tables & 27 charts & figures from the report, *“Structural Insulation Panels (SIP) Market Size By Product (Glass Wool, Stone Wool, EPS, XPS, Phenolics, PU/PIR, Flexible Insulation), By Skin Type (OSB Two Sides, OSB One Side), By Application (Walls, Roofs, Floors), By End-Use (Residential, Commercial, Non-Building), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Poland, UK, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Netherlands, Turkey, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, South Africa, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt), Growth Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2018 – 2024”* in detail along with the table of contents:

    https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/structural-insulation-panels-market

    Walls application held for more than 55% of the overall structural insulation panels revenue share in 2017. Continuous insulation provided by the application promoting uniform wall temperature and reduced moisture collection & convection which benefits building air quality and occupant comfort will proliferate the business expansion. Moreover, SIPs undergo negligible warping as compared to conventional material resulting in the installation of walls with more accuracy, will further propel the industry landscape.

    Residential building applications are projected to surpass 45 million square feet demand by 2024. Customers are majorly focusing on building revamps with significant energy efficiency. Increasing adoption of new emerging solutions offering superior performance and enduring the building regulations will propel the end-use penetration in the structural insulated panels market.

    APAC SIP market will witness over 7% CAGR from 2018 to 2024. Rising support from several government authorities across the region coupled with rapid infrastructural developments will promote positive business outlook. The upsurge in the construction expenses along with high industrialization rates in developing economies, including China, India, and Malaysia will augment the structural insulation panel's application scope across the region.

    *Make an inquiry for purchasing this report @* https://www.gminsights.com/inquiry-before-buying/2452

    Kingspan Group, Eagle Panel Systems, Inc., Foam Laminates, ACME PANEL, Future Building of America, Foard Panel Inc., Insulspan Inc., Isopan, and Nohara Holdings, Inc. are among the major structural insulation panel companies. The global industry share is consolidated due to the presence of a large number of industry players. Production facilities enhancement, product innovation, mergers & acquisitions, and portfolio expansion are among the key strategies to gain significant share by the major market players.

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    https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/remodeling-market

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    About Global Market Insights* 

    Global Market Insights, Inc., headquartered in Delaware, U.S., is a global market research and consulting service provider; offering syndicated and custom research reports along with growth consulting services. Our business intelligence and industry research reports offer clients with penetrative insights and actionable market data specially designed and presented to aid strategic decision making. These exhaustive reports are designed via a proprietary research methodology and are available for key industries such as chemicals, advanced materials, technology, renewable energy and biotechnology.

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    Australia rattled through the India tail to level the series at 1-1 and secure their first win since former captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned Reported by Independent 9 minutes ago.

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    Corrected headline of the press release in Latvian. English version remains unchanged.

    *Preliminary consolidated results of JSC Olainfarm for November 2018 show that total sales of the Group have reached 10.9 million euros, which represents  8% increase compared to the same period of 2017.  During the eleven months, sales of the Olainfarm Group have grown by 7%, reaching 112.6 million euros. In 11- month, period Olainfarm Group has sold its products in 52 markets worldwide.*

    Consolidated data

    Consolidated sales data for November show that the fastest growth in November was recorded in the Netherlands, Moldova, Belarus and Kazakhstan, where turnover grew by 474%, 98%, 67% and 52%, respectively. Sales to Uzbekistan in November decreased by 34%; 15% reduction was also marked in Ukraine, which can be explained by the orderly nature of orders. In November 2018, Olainfarm’s largest outlets were Russia, Latvia and Ukraine. In total Olainfarm products in November were sold in 33 markets.

    The fastest sales growth in eleven months of this year has been observed in Belarus and Tajikistan, where sales increased by 53% and 52%, respectively. A significant increase by 31% compared to the last year has also been achieved in Uzbekistan. Sales in Russia in 11 months have decreased by 5%, while sales in Latvia have risen by 18%, but in Lithuania by 23%.

    *November 2018, consolidated sales* *Sales, thsnd. EUR* *Changes to November 2017* *Share in total sales*
    Russia 3 454 -3% 32%
    Latvia 3288 24% 30%
    Ukraine 1309 -15% 12%
    Belarus 871 67% 8%
    Kazakhstan 291 52% 3%
    Uzbekistan 196 -34% 2%
    Germany 161 2% 1%
    Netherlands 145 474% 1%
    Lithuania 142 16% 1%
    Moldova 139 98% 1%
    Other 924 -1% 8%
    Total 10 920 8% 100%

    *11 months of 2018, consolidated sales * *Sales, thsnd. EUR* *Changes to 11 months of 2017* *Share in total sales *
    Russia 33 716 -5% 30%
    Latvia 31 827 18% 28%
    Belarus 13 336 53% 12%
    Ukraine 10 640 5% 9%
    Kazakhstan 3 070 5% 3%
    Uzbekistan 2 219 31% 2%
    Germany 1 768 3% 2%
    Lithuania 1 703 23% 2%
    Poland 1 385 8% 1%
    Tajikistan 1 300 52% 1%
    Other 11 591 -18% 10%
    Total 112 556 7% 100%

    Unconsolidated data

    According to the preliminary unconsolidated results, sales of JSC Olainfarm during November 2018 reached 7.97 million euros, which is similar to the 11-month sales results of 2017.  The largest increase in sales in November was recorded in the Netherlands and Poland, where sales grew by 474% and 254%, respectively. In November, sales fell by 8% in Russia, while sales in Ukraine dropped by 19% compared to the last November. A decrease of 34% was also noted in Uzbekistan. In November 2018, Olainfarm’s products were sold in 30 countries worldwide.

    According to unconsolidated 11-month results, sales of Olainfarm in Belarus have increased by 27%, in Latvia by 17%, in Ukraine by 5%, while sales in Russia have felt by 10% compared to 11 months of 2017. The largest increase in sales over the reporting period has been achieved in Tajikistan, Lithuania and Uzbekistan, where turnover grew by 59%, 35% and 31%, respectively. In total, during the eleven months of 2018, JSC Olainfarm products were sold in 46 countries.

    *November 2018, unconsolidated sales * *Sales, thsnd. EUR* *Changes to November 2017* *Share in total sales*
    Russia 2 923 -8% 37%
    Latvia 1 616 18% 20%
    Ukraine 1 249 -19% 16%
    Belarus 622 24% 8%
    Uzbekistan 196 -34% 2%
    Germany 160 17% 2%
    The Netherlands 145 474% 2%
    Lithuania 135 14% 2%
    Poland 122 254% 2%
    Kazakhstan 119 4% 1%
    Other 708 12% 9%
    Total 7 996 0% 100%

    *11 months of 2018, unconsolidated sales * *Sales, thsnd. EUR* *Changes to 11 months of 2017* *Share in total sales *
    Russia 29 124 -10% 34%
    Latvia 15 675 17% 18%
    Ukraine 10 970 27% 13%
    Belarus 10 430 5% 12%
    Uzbekistan 2 219 31% 3%
    Kazakhstan 1 990 0% 2%
    Germany 1 752 5% 2%
    Lithuania 1 573 35% 2%
    Tajikistan 1 267 59% 1%
    Poland 1 043 3% 1%
    Other 9 358 -18% 11%
    Total 85 401 2% 100%

    Performance of daughter companies in November and 11- months period

    Sales of pharmacies of SIA Latvijas Aptieka* in November 2018* reached 2.1 million euros which represents an increase of 11% vs. the November 2017. 69 pharmacies were operating during September.  Sales of Silvanols in November reached 0.51 million euros ans increased by 13%. Combined sales of Tonus Elast and its Russian sales arm Elast Medical were 1.05 million euros. Combined sales of healthcare companies Diamed and Olainmed in November reached 0.25 million euros.  Sales of NPK Biotest in November 2018 reached 0.20 million euros.

    Sales of pharmacies of SIA Latvijas aptieka *in 11- months* of 2018 reached 21.4 million euros, which represents an increase of 9% compared to the same period of 2017.  Sales of SIA Silvanols in 11-months were 5.5 million euros and demonstrated a 16% increase in comparison to the same period of the last year. Sales of SIA Tonus Elast in eleven months period reached 9.2 million euros.  Combined 11-month sales of healthcare companies Diamed and Olainmed reached 2.4 million euros, but sales of NPK Biotest – 2.1 million euros.

    According to the estimates of JSC Olainfarm, the unconsolidated turnover of the company in 2018 could reach 96 million euros, while the consolidated turnover - 130 million euros. According to the preliminary turnover figures published here, in the 11-months of 2018, 88% of the total unconsolidated turnover planned for 2018 and 83% of the planned annual consolidated turnover has been achieved.

    JSC Olainfarm is one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in Latvia with more than 45 years of experience in production of medication and chemical and pharmaceutical products. A basic principle of company's operations is to produce reliable and effective top- quality products for Latvia and the rest of the world. Products made by the Group are being exported to more than 60 countries of the world, including the Baltics, Russia, other CIS, Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.

    Information prepared by:

    Inga Krukle
    Board Member, JSC Olainfarm
    Ph. +371 28698449

    Inga.krukle@olainfarm.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 16 minutes ago.

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    Australia have retained the same 13-man squad for the remaining two matches in Melbourne and Sydney after beating India in the second Test in Perth, the country's cricket board said on Tuesday. Reported by DNA 5 minutes ago.

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    Active exoskeletons market will witness highest growth during the forecast period owing to considerable requirement from industrial field coupled with technological advancement including fusion of man, machine, and information.

    Selbyville, Delaware, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --The exoskeleton market is slated to grow from $220 million in 2018 to $3500 million by 2026, according to a latest Global Market Insights, Inc. report. Increasing incident rates of stroke, spinal cord injury (SCI), or other diseases coupled with the growing number of accidents will drive the overall patient number suffering from mobility disorders.

    Over 15 million people are paralyzed and unable to walk, that in turn will provide strong growth opportunities for the exoskeletons market size. Research and development projects to reduce the overall costs and enhance its applications in military, industrial and recreational sectors will further support the industry expansion through 2026.

    *Request for a sample of this research report @ *https://www.gminsights.com/request-sample/detail/1946

    Exoskeletons are classified under class II by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that requires close application monitoring by regulatory authorities. Extensive clinical trials and approvals are required to demonstrate their safety in medical and personal mobility. Lengthy ethical approval procedures, complex patients’ requirement, and clinical uptake are required prior to product commercialization. These factors will inadvertently boost the consumer confidence in the products and thereby augment the exoskeleton market size over the forecast timeframe.

    Industrial manufacturing and process participants are focusing on deploying assistive systems that can reduce work related injuries, medical expenses, improve work efficiency and lower work fatigue. Industrial exosuits are specifically designed to leverage the utilization of systems in robust applications, will inadvertently fuel the exoskeleton market growth.

    Strategic collaboration between industry participants and research institutions to develop innovative solutions will further propel the exoskeletons market size over the forecast period.

    Limitations associated with existing systems that include affordability, weight, size, speed, and efficiency, are projected to hamper the exoskeletons market share over the forecast timeframe. Researchers are working for the development of lightweight, affordable, and easy to use systems, to overcome limitations and provide increased user support. However, this in turn has led to significant increase in the investments, hampering the profitability of the existing industry participants.

    Browse key industry insights spread across 350 pages with 406 market data tables & 15 figures & charts from the report, *“Exoskeleton Market Size, By Product (Stationary, Mobile), By Application (Industrial [Full Body, Upper Body, Lower Body], Military [Full Body, Upper Body, Lower Body], Healthcare [Full Body, Upper Body, Lower Body]), By Technology (Passive, Semi-Passive, Active), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, France, UK, Russia, Japan, China, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, MEA), Application Development, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2019 – 2026”* in detail along with the table of contents:

    https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/exoskeleton-market

    Based on product, mobile exoskeletons market revenue share is expected to witness highest growth over the forecast timeframe. Technological advancement in products and reduction in cost supported by smaller and powerful motors, inexpensive gyroscope and accelerometer provide the users with the required ease of mobility. Additionally, increasing usage in rehabilitation from stroke, and other physical disabilities will support the segment growth.

    Healthcare application segment will hold dominant exoskeleton market share through the forecast period. Growing rehabilitation requirement for disorders that include Parkinson’s disease, gait disorders and spinal cord injuries are expected to drive the system deployment in healthcare centers. Chief benefits offered to heath care providers include reduced burden on therapists to support during training and improved therapy results.

    Asia Pacific exoskeleton market will witness highest CAGR over the forecast period due to the high number of research and development initiatives by Japan, South Korea, and China in medical and military sectors.

    Major industry participants in the exoskeleton market share include Ekso Bionics, CYBERDYNE INC., ReWalk Robotics, and Rex Bionics Ltd. Collaboration with medical and defense research institutes are among the prominent strategies adopted by the industry participants to develop new products and increase their market share.

    *Make an Inquiry for purchasing this report @* https://www.gminsights.com/inquiry-before-buying/1946

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    https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/soft-exoskeleton-market

    *Medical Biomimetics Market Size *By Product [Cardiovascular, Orthopedic (Prostheses, Exoskeleton), Ophthalmology, Dental], By Application (Plastic Surgery, Wound Healing, Tissue Engineering, Drug Delivery), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Poland, China, India, Japan, Australia, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Saudi Arabia), Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2018 – 2024

    https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/medical-biomimetics-market

    *About Global Market Insights*

    Global Market Insights, Inc., headquartered in Delaware, U.S., is a global market research and consulting service provider; offering syndicated and custom research reports along with growth consulting services. Our business intelligence and industry research reports offer clients with penetrative insights and actionable market data specially designed and presented to aid strategic decision making. These exhaustive reports are designed via a proprietary research methodology and are available for key industries such as chemicals, advanced materials, technology, renewable energy and biotechnology.

    CONTACT: Contact Us:

    Arun Hegde
    Corporate Sales, USA
    Global Market Insights, Inc.
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    Toll Free: 1-888-689-0688
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    Blog: http://solutionrocket.com/ Reported by GlobeNewswire 1 hour ago.

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    Savosolar Plc
    Company Announcement:    19 December at 8.00 a.m. (CET)

    NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN THE USA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE OR SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IS UNLAWFUL.

    *Savosolar announces plan to arrange a rights issue of approximately 5.3 MEUR*

    *The Board of Directors of Savosolar Plc ("Savosolar" or the "Company") **has decided to arrange a **partially underwritten rights issue totalling approximately EUR 5.3 million (the "Offering") with additional warrants enabling the Company to raise up to a maximum of approximately EUR 3.5 million (the "Warrants"), under the condition that the Extraordinary General Meeting to be summoned today gives authorisation to the Board of Directors to resolve on the Offering and the issuance of Warrants. The Offering is expected to consist of a maximum of **1,057,615,242 **new shares (the "Offer Shares"). In addition, maximum of 352,538,414 new shares could be subscribed based on the Warrants.*

    *Summary*

    · Approximately EUR 5.3 million before transaction costs is expected to be raised in the Offering if fully subscribed. The contribution from full subscription and utilisation of all issued Warrants will amount to at least EUR 1.7 million and at most EUR 3.5 million.
    · The Offering is secured to 80 per cent by subscription commitments and external underwriters. All members of the Company's Board of Directors and the Company's CEO have entered into subscription commitments in the Offering.
    · Savosolar is planning to give all its shareholders registered in Savosolar's shareholder register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd ("Euroclear Finland") or Euroclear Sweden AB ("Euroclear Sweden") one (1) book-entry subscription right (the "Subscription Right") for every one (1) share held on the Offering record date. One (1) Subscription Right entitles the holder to subscribe for three (3) Offer Shares. In addition, Savosolar intend to offer each subscriber of the Offer Shares one (1) Warrant free of charge for every three (3) Offer Shares subscribed and paid for in the Offering.
    · The record date for the Offering is planned to be 19 February 2019 with the last day of trading including the Subscription Rights on 15 February 2019 and the first day of trading excluding the Subscription Rights on 18 February 2019.
    · The subscription price is expected to be 0.005 EUR per Offer Share. The subscription period for the Offer Shares (the "Subscription Period") is expected to commence on 22 February 2019 at 09:30 Finnish time (08:30 Swedish time), and it is expected to end on 12 March 2019 at 16:30 Finnish time (15:30 Swedish time) in Finland and on 8 March 2019 in Sweden at 16:30 Finnish time (15:30 Swedish time).
    · The subscription price for the shares that can be subscribed based on the Warrants will be defined based on the 10 days volume weighted average price of the Company's shares on First North Finland between 2 March and 13 March 2020 with a 30 per cent discount. However, the subscription price shall not be less than 0.005 EUR per share nor higher than 0.010 EUR per share.
    · Each Warrant is expected to give the right to subscribe for one (1) new share during the period 16 March 2020 - 27 March 2020.
    · The Company has today entered into an agreement regarding a bridge financing of approximately EUR 0.8 million. The bridge financing shall be repaid in full after the Offering with interest amounting to 2.5 per cent per each beginning 30-day period.
    · Net proceeds from the Offering will secure the Company's working capital needs and provide financial capacity to ensure delivery on orders and projects in 2019.

    *
    Reasons for the Offering and use of proceeds*

    After an increased market activity in 2017, the positive development has continued in 2018. Solar heating will generate over 1 TWh (= 1 billion kilowatt hours) globally for the first time this year and according to market estimates, the solar district heating capacity is expected to increase to 240 TWh by 2050. Furthermore, international institutions and governments continue to incentivise corporate use of environmental-friendly energy solutions through support schemes, taxation and subsidies resulting in overall higher interest from a varied range of customers.

    In turn, Savosolar has experienced strong sales growth with revenues totaling EUR 1.33 million in H1 2018, resulting in a 117 per cent increase compared to the corresponding period in 2017. Moreover, the Company entered into order agreements totaling EUR 6.4 million during 2018. Whilst Savosolar is well-positioned in terms of production capacity, new orders and overall higher demand, the Company requires additional working capital and financial capacity to execute on projects to be delivered in 2019. Considering the Company's position with large orders to be completed in 2019 the Company plans to carry out a capital raise.

    Savosolar intends to use net proceeds from the Offering for the following:

    · Working capital required to deliver signed and upcoming orders for 2019 (including the repayment of capital and interest of the bridge loan financing of approximately EUR 0.8 million.)
    · Continue the path of operational improvements and to match profitability targets and build capability to meet a growing demand.

    *Terms of the Offering*

    The Board of Directors of the Company is planning to offer up to 1,057,615,242 new shares and additional warrants amounting to 352,538,414 for subscription in accordance with the shareholders' preferential subscription rights, under the condition that the Extraordinary General Meeting to be summoned gives authority to the Board of Directors to resolve on the Offering and the issuance of Warrants. The main terms for the Offering are presented below:

    · All shareholders registered in Savosolar's shareholder register maintained by Euroclear Finland or Euroclear Sweden are planned to be given one (1) book-entry Subscription Right for every one (1) share held in the Company on the Offering record date, which is planned to be 19 February 2019. Each one (1) Subscription Right will entitle their holder to subscribe for three (3) Offer Shares.
    · The Subscription Rights are planned to be registered in the shareholders' book-entry accounts in the book-entry system maintained by Euroclear Finland and Euroclear Sweden approximately on 22 February 2019.
    · The Subscription Rights are planned to be freely assigned and expected to be traded on First North Finland and First North Sweden between 22 February 2019 and 6 March 2019.
    · After the subscription, temporary shares corresponding to the Offer Shares subscribed for based on the Subscription Rights (the "Temporary Shares") will be entered into the subscriber's book-entry account.
    · The Offer Shares will be entered into the subscriber's book-entry account once they have been entered into the Trade Register, approximately during week 13, 2019.
    · Trading in the Temporary Shares is planned commence on First North Finland and on First North Sweden as their own special share class approximately on 22 February 2019.
    · The Temporary Shares will be combined with the Company's current shares after the Offer Shares have been registered in to the Trade Register.

    *Subscription Commitments and Underwriters*

    The size of the contemplated Offering will be approximately EUR 5.3 million. The Offering has been secured to 80 percent through subscription commitments and underwriters. All members of the Company's Board of Directors and the Company's CEO have entered into subscription commitments in the Offering. External underwriters are entitled to receive their underwriting compensation either in cash amounting to ten (10) per cent of underwritten amount, or the equivalence of twelve (12) per cent of the underwritten amount in new shares by setting off the underwriting compensation against the subscription price in a directed issue to be arranged if needed after the Offering.

    *Indicative Timetable *

    *15 February 2019* Resolution regarding the Offering by the Board of Directors
    *15 February 2019* The prospectus is published
    *15 February 2019* Last day of trading including the Subscription Rights
    *18 February 2019* First day of trading excluding the Subscription Rights
    *19 February 2019* Record date for the Offering
    *22 February - 6 March 2019* Trading period of Subscription Rights
    *22 February 2019* Trading starts in Intermediary Shares (BTA)
    *22 February - 8 March 2019* The Subscription Period for the Offering in Sweden
    *22 February - 12 March 2019* The Subscription Period for the Offering in Finland
    *14 March 2019* Announcement of the outcome of the Offering
    *25 March 2019* Last day of trading in the Temporary Shares on First North Finland
    *25 March 2019* Last day of trading in the Temporary Shares on First North Sweden

    *Advisers*

    Mangold Fondkommission AB is acting as financial advisor to the Company in the Offering. Smartius Oy is acting as the legal adviser to the Company on aspects of the Offering related to the Finnish law.

    *For more information:*

    Savosolar Plc
    Managing Director, Jari Varjotie
    Phone: +358 400 419 734
    e-mail: jari.varjotie@savosolar.com

    This company announcement contains information that Savosolar Plc is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication by aforementioned contact person on 19 December 2018 at 8.00 a.m. (CET).

    *Savosolar in brief*

    Savosolar with its highly efficient collectors and large-scale solar thermal systems has taken solar thermal technology to the next level. The company's collectors are equipped with the patented nano-coated direct flow absorbers, and with this leading technology, Savosolar helps its customers to produce competitive clean energy. Savosolar's vision is to be the first-choice supplier to high performance solar installations on a global scale. Focus is on large-scale applications like district heating, industrial process heating and real estate systems - market segments with a big potential for rapid growth. The company primarily delivers complete systems from design to installation, using the best local partners. Savosolar is known as the most innovative company in the business and aims to stay as such. The company has sold and delivered its products to 17 countries on four continents. Savosolar's shares are listed on Nasdaq First North Sweden with the ticker SAVOS and on Nasdaq First North Finland with the ticker SAVOH. For more information: www.savosolar.com.

    The company's Certified Adviser is Augment Partners AB, phone: +46 8-505 65 172.

    *IMPORTANT NOTICE*

    This release or the information contained therein shall not be distributed, directly or indirectly, in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa or the United States. The information contained in this release do not constitute an offer of, or invitation to purchase any securities in any area, where offering, procurement of or selling such securities would be unlawful prior to registration or exemption from registration or any other approval required by the securities regulation in such area. This release is not an offer for sale of securities in the United States. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations issued by virtue of it. Savosolar has not registered, and does not intend to register, any offering of securities in the United States. No actions have been taken to register the shares or the offering anywhere else than in Finland and Sweden.

    The information contained herein shall not constitute an offer of, or invitation to purchase any securities in any jurisdiction. This release is not a prospectus and does not constitute any offer, invitation or investment advice to subscribe for or purchase securities. Investors should not subscribe for or purchase any securities or make any investment decisions referred to herein except on the basis of information contained in a prospectus issued by Savosolar. Reported by GlobeNewswire 1 hour ago.

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    Mascot Bidco Oy
    Stock Exchange Release
    December 19, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. (EET)NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA OR SOUTH AFRICA OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE TENDER OFFER WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.Mascot Bidco Oy commences the voluntary recommended public cash tender offer for all the issued and outstanding shares in Amer Sports Corporation on December 20, 2018Mascot Bidco Oy ("the "Offeror") and Amer Sports Corporation ("Amer Sports") announced on December 7, 2018 that they had, together with Mascot JVCo (Cayman) Limited and members of an Investor Consortium (as defined below) including ANTA Sports Products Limited ("ANTA Sports"), FV Mascot JV, L.P. (an investment vehicle managed by FountainVest Partners) ("FV Fund") and Anamered Investments Inc (an investment vehicle owned by Mr. Chip Wilson) ("Anamered Investments"), on December 7, 2018 entered into a combination agreement (the "Combination Agreement") under which the Offeror undertook to make a voluntary recommended public cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares in Amer Sports, but excluding any shares of Amer Sports which are held by Amer Sports or its subsidiaries. ANTA Sports, FV Fund, Anamered Investments and Tencent Holdings Limited ("Tencent") (which will invest through Mount Jiuhua Investment Limited as a limited partner in FV Fund) together form the investor consortium (the "Investor Consortium").
    The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has today approved the tender offer document relating to the Tender Offer (the "Tender Offer Document"). The acceptance period for the Tender Offer (the “Offer Period”) will commence on December 20, 2018 at 9:30 am (Finnish time) and expire on February 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm (Finnish time). The Offeror reserves the right to extend the Offer Period in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer.
    The Tender Offer Document will be available in Finnish from December 20, 2018 onwards at Nasdaq Helsinki, Fabianinkatu 14, FI-00130 Helsinki, Finland. An electronic version of the Tender Offer Document will be available in Finnish from December 20, 2018 onwards online at http://ir.anta.com/en/news_amer.php, www.amersports.com/sijoittajat/ostotarjous and www.nordea.fi/osakkeet, and in English from December 20, 2018 onwards online at http://ir.anta.com/en/news_amer.php, www.amersports.com/investors/tender-offer and www.nordea.fi/equities.
    The price offered for each share validly tendered in the Tender Offer is EUR 40.00 in cash (the “Offer Price”).
    The Board of Directors of Amer Sports has decided to unanimously recommend that Amer Sports’ shareholders accept the Tender Offer. The following major shareholders of Amer Sports have, subject to certain customary conditions, irrevocably undertaken to accept the Tender Offer: Kaleva Mutual Insurance Company, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited and Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, representing in aggregate approximately 7.91 percent of the issued shares and votes in Amer Sports. In addition, Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki r.y., who hold approximately 4.29 percent of the issued shares and votes in Amer Sports, have expressed that they view the Tender Offer positively.
    Most of the Finnish book-entry account operators are expected to send a notification of the Tender Offer, including instructions and the relevant acceptance form to their customers who are registered as shareholders in the shareholders’ register of Amer Sports maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd. Shareholders who do not receive such notification from their account operator or asset manager can contact any branch office of Nordea Bank Abp (“Nordea Bank”) where such shareholders can receive the necessary information and submit their acceptance of the Tender Offer or, if such shareholders are U.S. residents or located within the United States, they may contact their brokers for the necessary information. Nordea Bank will not be engaging in communications relating to the Tender Offer with shareholders located within the United States.
    A shareholder of Amer Sports whose shareholdings are registered in the name of a nominee and who wishes to accept the Tender Offer shall effect such acceptance in accordance with the nominee’s instructions. The Offeror will not send acceptance forms or other documents related to the Tender Offer to such shareholders of Amer Sports.
    The completion of the Tender Offer is, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer, subject to certain conditions to be fulfilled (unless waived by the Offeror) on or prior to the date of the Offeror’s announcement of the final result of the Tender Offer.
    The Offeror will announce the preliminary result of the Tender Offer on or about the first (1st) Helsinki business day following the expiry of the Offer Period or, if applicable, the extended or discontinued Offer Period, and will announce the final result on or about the third (3rd) Helsinki business day following the expiry of the Offer Period or, if applicable, the extended or discontinued Offer Period. The announcement of the final result will confirm (i) the percentage of the shares that have been validly tendered and not properly withdrawn and (ii) whether the Tender Offer will be completed.
    The Offeror may also acquire shares in Amer Sports in public trading on Nasdaq Helsinki or otherwise before, during and/or after the Offer Period (including any extension thereof) and any subsequent Offer Period or otherwise outside the Tender Offer to the extent permitted by Finnish, U.S. and other applicable law, as the case may be, at a price not exceeding the Offer Price of EUR 40.00 per share.
    The terms and conditions of the Tender Offer are enclosed in their entirety to this stock exchange release (Appendix 1).
    ADVISORS
    Citigroup is acting as the exclusive financial advisor and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP as the international legal advisor, Roschier, Attorneys Ltd. as the Finnish legal advisor and Fangda Partners as the Chinese legal advisor to ANTA Sports, FountainVest Partners and the Offeror in connection with the Tender Offer. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP acts as the Hong Kong legal advisor to ANTA Sports, Kirkland Ellis acts as the international legal advisor to FountainVest Partners and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP acts as the international legal advisor to Tencent. Nordea Bank Abp acts as the Lead Manager of the Tender Offer outside the United States.
    Goldman Sachs International is acting as the exclusive financial advisor and White & Case LLP as the legal advisor to Amer Sports in connection with the Tender Offer.
    MEDIA AND INVESTOR ENQUIRIES:
    ANTA Sports:
    Cora Wan
    Tel. +852 98774860
    consortium@hkstrategies.com
    FountainVest Partners:
    Cora Wan
    Tel. +852 98774860
    consortium@hkstrategies.com
    Amer Sports:
    Samppa Seppälä, Head of Corporate Communications and IR
    Tel. +358 50 568 0533
    samppa.seppala@amersports.com
    ABOUT ANTA SPORTS
    The ANTA brand was established in 1991, and ANTA Sports Products Limited (Stock code: 2020.HK), a leading sportswear company in China measured by revenue in 2017, was listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2007. For many years, ANTA Sports has been principally engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of ANTA sportswear series to provide the mass market in China with professional sporting products including footwear, apparel and accessories. In recent years, ANTA Sports has accelerated its strategy of "Single-Focus, Multi-Brand, and Omni-Channel" to deepen its footprint in the sportswear market in China. ANTA Sports aims to unlock the potential of both the mass and high-end sportswear markets in China by embracing an all-round brand portfolio including ANTA, FILA, DESCENTE, SPRANDI, KINGKOW and KOLON SPORT, and by seizing new opportunities arising in various important retail channels.
    ABOUT FOUNTAINVEST PARTNERS
    FV Fund is a limited partnership established under the laws of Cayman Islands offering limited partnership interests for the purposes of the Tender Offer and whose principal business is investment holding. The general partner of FV Fund is FV Babylon Partners GP Ltd which is ultimately controlled by FountainVest Partners.
    Founded in 2007, FountainVest Partners is one of the most established independent private equity firms in Asia. FountainVest Partners focuses on long-term oriented investments in industry leaders, partnering closely with management teams to drive growth and create value in diversified areas including in strategy, operations, finance, and industry consolidation. FountainVest Partners has completed a number of successful landmark investments in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Sectors of focus include Consumer, Media & Technology, Healthcare, Industrials, and Financial Services. FountainVest Partners is backed by some of the largest sovereign wealth funds and public pensions plans around the world, with assets under management of close to USD 5.0 billion.
    ABOUT ANAMERED INVESTMENTS
    Anamered Investments is an investment vehicle owned by Mr. Chip Wilson, who is a pioneer in vertical retailing and technical apparel. As the founder of lululemon athletica inc., Mr. Wilson is an expert in designing technical fabrications and bringing technical apparel to global markets. Mr. Wilson retains a significant interest in lululemon athletica inc., as well as a well-diversified portfolio of investments in private equity, private companies, public securities, and real estate. Each of the businesses Mr. Wilson has invested in privately are nurtured and supported by long-term capital and are held to a high standard of performance, governance, financial return and accountability.
    ABOUT TENCENT
    Tencent Holdings Limited was founded in Shenzhen, China, in 1998 and went public on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in 2004. Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Its social products WeChat/ Weixin and QQ link users to a rich digital content catalogue including games, video, music and books. Its proprietary targeting technology helps advertisers reach out to hundreds of millions of consumers in China. Its infrastructure services including payment, security, cloud and artificial intelligence create differentiated offerings and support our partners’ business growth. Tencent seeks to evolve with the Internet by investing in people and innovation.
    ABOUT AMER SPORTS
    Amer Sports Corporation is a sporting goods company with internationally-recognized brands including Salomon, Arc’teryx, Peak Performance, Atomic, Mavic, Suunto, Wilson and Precor. Its technically advanced sports equipment, footwear, apparel and accessories aim to improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. Amer Sports' business is balanced by its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets. Amer Sports' shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
    Forward-Looking Statements
    This stock exchange release contains statements that, to the extent they are not historical facts, constitute "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, expectations, projections, objectives, targets, goals, strategies, future events, future revenues or performance, capital expenditures, financing needs, plans or intentions relating to acquisitions, competitive strengths and weaknesses, plans or goals relating to financial position, future operations and development, business strategy and the trends in the industries and the political and legal environment and other information that is not historical information. In some instances, they can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms "believes", "intends", "may", "will" or "should" or, in each case, their negative or variations on comparable terminology. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks, uncertainties and assumptions, both general and specific, and risks exist that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved. Given these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as at the date of this stock exchange release.
    Information for U.S. Shareholders
    The Tender Offer is being made for the securities of Amer Sports, a public limited liability company incorporated under Finnish Law, and is subject to Finnish disclosure and procedural requirements, which are different from those of the United States of America. The Tender Offer will be made in the United States of America in compliance with Section 14(e) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), and the applicable rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, including Regulation 14E (subject to any exemptions or relief therefrom, if applicable) and otherwise in accordance with the requirements of Finnish law. Accordingly, the Tender Offer will be subject to disclosure and other procedural requirements, including with respect to the Tender Offer timetable, settlement procedures, withdrawal, waiver of conditions and timing of payments that are different from those applicable under U.S. domestic tender offer procedures and laws.
    To the extent permissible under applicable laws and regulations, including Rule 14e-5 under the Exchange Act, and in accordance with normal Finnish practice, the Offeror and its affiliates or its broker and its broker’s affiliates (acting as agents or on behalf of the Offeror or its affiliates, as applicable) may from time to time after the date of this stock exchange release, and other than pursuant to the Tender Offer, directly or indirectly purchase, or arrange to purchase shares of Amer Sports or any securities that are convertible into, exchangeable for or exercisable for shares of Amer Sports. These purchases may occur either in the open market at prevailing prices or in private transactions at negotiated prices. In no event will any such purchases be made for a price per share that is greater than the price offered in the Tender Offer. To the extent information about such purchases or arrangements to purchase is made public in Finland, such information will be disclosed by means of a press release or other means reasonably calculated to inform U.S. shareholders of Amer Sports of such information. No purchases will be made outside of the Tender Offer in the United States of America by or on behalf of the Offeror or its affiliates. In addition, the financial advisors to the Offeror may also engage in ordinary course trading activities in securities of Amer Sports, which may include purchases or arrangements to purchase such securities. To the extent required in Finland, any information about such purchases will be made public in Finland in the manner required by Finnish law.
    The receipt of cash pursuant to the Tender Offer by a U.S. holder of Amer Sports shares may be a taxable transaction for U.S. federal income tax purposes and under applicable state and local, as well as foreign and other tax laws. Each holder of Amer Sports shares is urged to consult his independent professional advisor regarding the tax consequences of accepting the Tender Offer.
    Neither the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission nor any securities commission of any state of the United States has (a) approved or disapproved the Tender Offer, (b) passed upon the merits or fairness of the Tender Offer, or (c) passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of the disclosure in this stock exchange release. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence in the United States.
    American Depositary Shares and American Depositary Receipts
    Amer Sports has in place an ADR program in respect of its shares. The Tender Offer will not be made for the ADSs, nor for the ADRs. However, the Tender Offer will be made for the shares underlying the ADSs. Holders of ADSs and ADRs are encouraged to consult with the appropriate depositary regarding the tender of shares that are represented by ADSs.
    THIS STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE MAY NOT BE RELEASED OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA OR SOUTH AFRICA OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE TENDER OFFER WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
    THIS STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE IS NOT A TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT AND AS SUCH DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR INVITATION TO MAKE A SALES OFFER. IN PARTICULAR, THIS STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE IS NOT AN OFFER TO BUY OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO SELL ANY SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN, AND IS NOT AN EXTENSION OF THE TENDER OFFER, IN CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA OR SOUTH AFRICA. INVESTORS SHALL ACCEPT THE TENDER OFFER FOR THE SHARES ONLY ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN A TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT. OFFERS WILL NOT BE MADE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE EITHER THE TENDER OFFER OR ACCEPTANCE THEREOF IS PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR WHERE ANY TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT OR REGISTRATION OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD APPLY IN ADDITION TO THOSE UNDERTAKEN IN FINLAND.
    THE TENDER OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW AND, WHEN PUBLISHED, THE TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT AND RELATED ACCEPTANCE FORMS WILL NOT AND MAY NOT BE DISTRIBUTED, FORWARDED OR TRANSMITTED INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
    Other matters
    Goldman Sachs International, which is authorized by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting exclusively for Amer Sports and no one else in connection with the Tender Offer and the matters set out in this announcement, and will not be responsible to anyone other than Amer Sports for providing the protections afforded to clients of Goldman Sachs International, or for giving advice in connection with the Tender Offer or any matter or arrangement referred to in this announcement.
    Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited, an entity organized and regulated in Hong Kong, is acting exclusively for its clients and no one else in connection with the Tender Offer and the matters set out in this announcement, and will not be responsible to anyone other than its clients for providing the protections afforded to its clients, or for giving advice in connection with the Tender Offer or any matter or arrangement referred to in this announcement.
    APPENDIX 1
    TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE TENDER OFFER
    Object of the Tender Offer
    Through a voluntary public cash tender offer in accordance with Chapter 11 of the Finnish Securities Market Act (746/2012, as amended, the “SMA”) and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, Mascot Bidco Oy (the “Offeror”), a Finnish private limited company that will be an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of ANLLIAN Sports Products Limited (“ANTA SPV“), FV Mascot JV, L.P. (“FV Fund”) and Anamered Investments Inc (“Anamered Investments”) at the Closing Date (as defined below), offers to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares in Amer Sports Corporation (the “Company” or “Amer Sports”), including 1,679,936 shares in the Company currently held indirectly by ANTA Sports Products Limited (“ANTA Sports”), but excluding any shares in the Company which are held by the Company or its subsidiaries (the “Shares” or, individually, a “Share”), on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth below (the “Tender Offer”).
    The Offeror, together with ANTA Sports, FV Fund, Anamered Investments, Mascot JVCo (Cayman) Limited (“JVCo”) and Amer Sports have on 7 December 2018 (the “Signing Date”) entered into a Combination Agreement (the “Combination Agreement”) under which the Offeror makes the Tender Offer.
    Offer Price
    The offer price for each Share (the number of issued and outstanding Shares as at the date of this Tender Offer Document is 115,220,745) validly tendered in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer is EUR 40.00 in cash (the “Offer Price”).
    However, should the Company change the number of Shares issued and outstanding on the date hereof as a result of a new share issue, reclassification, stock split (including a reverse split) or any other similar transaction with dilutive effect, or should the Company distribute a dividend or otherwise distribute funds or any other assets to its shareholders, or if a record date with respect to any of the foregoing shall occur prior to the Closing Date (as defined below), the Offer Price shall be adjusted accordingly on a euro-for-euro basis on the gross value declared or made, before the deduction of any withholding tax and/or any other applicable taxes.
    Offer Period
    The offer period for the Tender Offer commences on 20 December 2018 at 9:30 a.m. (Finnish time) and expires on 28 February 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (Finnish time) (the “Offer Period”), unless the Offer Period is extended on special grounds as set forth below.
    The Offer Period may be extended by the Offeror (i) from time to time until such time when all of the Offer Conditions (as defined below) shall have been satisfied or waived and (ii) with a Subsequent Offer Period (as defined below) in connection with the announcement of the final result of the Tender Offer whereby the Offeror also declares the Tender Offer unconditional, all as set forth below.
    The Offeror will announce a possible extension of the Offer Period through a stock exchange release at the latest on 1 March 2019. The Offeror will announce a possible extension of an already extended Offer Period at the latest on the first (1st) Helsinki Business Day following the expiry of the extended Offer Period.
    If the Offeror extends the Offer Period, the Offer Period will expire on the date and at the time until which the Offeror extends the Offer Period unless the extended Offer Period is discontinued as set
    forth below. The maximum duration of the Offer Period (including any extended Offer Period) is ten (10) weeks. However, if the Offer Conditions (as defined below) have not been fulfilled due to a particular obstacle such as, for example, pending approval by a competition or other regulatory authority, the Offeror may extend the Offer Period beyond ten (10) weeks until such obstacle has been removed and the Offeror has had a reasonable time to respond to the situation. The date of the expiry of the extended Offer Period will in such case be published at least two (2) weeks before such expiry. Further, any Subsequent Offer Period (as defined below) may extend beyond ten (10) weeks.
    The Offeror may discontinue any extended Offer Period should all the Offer Conditions (as defined below) be fulfilled or waived by the Offeror before the expiry of the extended Offer Period and execute the sale and purchase of the Shares validly tendered and not properly withdrawn in accordance with “ – Terms of Payment and Settlement of Shares” below. Should the Offeror discontinue the extended Offer Period, the Offeror will announce its decision thereon through a stock exchange release as soon as possible after such decision has been made and in any case at least two (2) weeks before the expiry of the extended Offer Period to be discontinued. If the Offeror discontinues the extended Offer Period, the extended Offer Period will expire on such earlier date and at the time indicated in such announcement made by the Offeror.
    The Offeror reserves the right to extend the Offer Period in connection with the announcement of the final result of the Tender Offer as set forth in “ – Announcement of the Result of the Tender Offer” below (such extended Offer Period shall be referred to as the “Subsequent Offer Period”). In the event of such Subsequent Offer Period, the Subsequent Offer Period will expire on the date and at the time determined by the Offeror in the final result announcement. The expiration of a Subsequent Offer Period will be announced at least two (2) weeks before the expiration of such Subsequent Offer Period.
    Conditions to Completion of the Tender Offer
    The obligation of the Offeror to accept for payment the tendered Shares and to complete the Tender Offer shall be subject to the fulfillment or, to the extent permitted by applicable law, waiver by the Offeror of the following conditions (jointly the “Offer Conditions”) on or prior to the date of the Offeror’s announcement of the final result of the Tender Offer:
    1) the Tender Offer has been validly accepted with respect to outstanding Shares representing, together with any outstanding Shares otherwise held by the Offeror prior to the final result announcement, more than ninety (90) percent of the outstanding Shares and voting rights in the Company calculated in accordance with Chapter 18, Section 1 of the Finnish Companies Act (624/2006, as amended, the “FCA”) governing the right and obligation to commence mandatory redemption proceedings;
    2) the receipt of all necessary approvals, permits, consents, clearances, termination or expiration of any applicable waiting periods (or extensions thereof) or other actions by any competition authorities or other regulatory authorities required under any applicable competition laws or other regulatory laws in any jurisdiction for the completion of the Tender Offer by the Offeror;
    3) the Tender Offer has been approved by the shareholders of ANTA Sports in accordance with, and to the extent required by, applicable law (including the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited);
    4) the removal of Article 11 of the articles of association of the Company (in relation to the obligation of shareholders, whose shareholding attains or exceeds certain thresholds, to, on demand by other shareholders, redeem the shares of such other shareholders as well
    as securities giving entitlement to such Shares) has been duly approved by an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of the Company;
    5) no legislation or other regulation has been issued or decision by a competent court or regulatory authority has been given that would wholly or in any material part prevent or postpone the completion of the Tender Offer;
    6) no fact or circumstance has arisen after the announcement of the Tender Offer that constitutes a Material Adverse Change (as defined below);
    7) the Combination Agreement has not been terminated in accordance with its terms and remains in full force and effect; and
    8) the Board of Directors of the Company has issued the recommendation that the shareholders of the Company accept the Tender Offer and the recommendation remains in full force and effect and has not been modified or amended and the Board of Directors of the Company has not included conditions to or decided not to issue its recommendation (excluding any technical modification or change of the recommendation required under applicable laws or the Helsinki Takeover Code issued by the Securities Market Association as a result of a competing offer so long as the recommendation to accept the Tender Offer is upheld).
    “Material Adverse Change” or “Material Adverse Effect” means any material adverse change in, or material adverse effect to (together, the “Effect”), the business, assets, liabilities, financial condition or results of operations of the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole; provided, that none of the following shall be deemed to constitute a material adverse change or effect: (i) any change in capital market conditions generally or in general economic conditions, including with respect to interest rates or currency exchange rates, so long as such Effect does not have a materially disproportionate effect on the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole, in comparison to other companies in the same industry as the Company and its subsidiaries, (ii) any change in geopolitical conditions or any outbreak or escalation of hostilities, acts of war or terrorism, (iii) any hurricane, tornado, flood, earthquake or other natural or man-made disaster occurring, (iv) any change in applicable statutes, generally approved accounting principles or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), (v) any change in general conditions in the industries in which the Company and its subsidiaries operate so long as such Effect does not have a materially disproportionate effect on the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole in comparison to other companies in the same industry as the Company and its subsidiaries, (vi) the failure of the Company to meet any internal or published projections, forecasts, estimates or predictions in respect of revenues, earnings, net asset value or other financial or operating metrics before, on or after the date the Combination Agreement, it being understood that any underlying Effect being the cause of such failure to meet projections, forecasts, estimates or predictions may still be deemed to constitute a Material Adverse Change, (vii) changes in the market price or trading volume of the Company’s securities, it being understood that any underlying Effect being the cause of such changes in the market price or trading volume of the Company’s securities may still be deemed to constitute a Material Adverse Change, (viii) the announcement of the Tender Offer and the Offeror potentially or actually becoming the new controlling shareholder of the Company (including without limitation the effect of any change of control or similar clauses in contracts entered into by the Company and its subsidiaries) and (ix) a termination event triggering an obligation to pay liquidated damages.
    The Offeror reserves the right to withdraw the Tender Offer in the event that any of the above Offer Conditions is not fulfilled.
    The Offeror can only invoke any of the Offer Conditions so as to cause the Tender Offer not to proceed, to lapse or to be withdrawn if the circumstances which give rise to the right to invoke the relevant Offer Condition have a material significance to the Offeror in view of the Tender Offer, as referred to in the Regulations and Guidelines 9/2013 (as amended) issued by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority and the Helsinki Takeover Code issued by the Securities Market Association.
    The Offer Conditions set out herein are the exhaustive conditions for the completion of the Tender Offer.
    The Offeror reserves the right to waive, to the extent permitted by applicable law, any of the Offer Conditions that have not been satisfied.
    Obligation to increase the Tender Offer or to pay compensation
    The Offeror reserves the right to acquire Shares also in public trading on Nasdaq Helsinki or otherwise before, during and/or after the Offer Period (including any extension thereof) and any Subsequent Offer Period or otherwise outside the Tender Offer to the extent permitted by Finnish, U.S. and other applicable law.
    If the Offeror or any party referred to in Chapter 11, Section 5 of the SMA acquires, before the expiry of the Offer Period, Shares at a higher price than the Offer Price or otherwise on terms that are more favourable than those of the Tender Offer, the Offeror must according to Chapter 11, Section 25 of the SMA amend the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer to correspond to this acquisition on more favourable terms (obligation to increase the offer). The Offeror shall then, without delay, make public the triggering of the obligation to increase the offer and pay, in connection with the completion of the Tender Offer, and in addition to the Offer Price, the difference between the more favourable acquisition terms and the consideration offered in the Tender Offer to the holders of securities who have accepted the Tender Offer.
    If the Offeror or any party referred to in Chapter 11, Section 5 of the SMA acquires, during the nine (9) months following the expiry of the Offer Period, Shares at a higher price than the Offer Price or otherwise on terms that are more favorable than those of the Tender Offer, the Offeror must according to Chapter 11, Section 25 of the SMA compensate those holders of securities who have accepted the Tender Offer for the amount equal to the difference between the more favorable acquisition terms and the consideration offered in the Tender Offer (obligation to compensate). The Offeror shall then, without delay, make public the triggering of the obligation to compensate and pay the difference between the more favorable acquisition terms and the consideration offered in the Tender Offer within one month after the triggering of the obligation to compensate to the holders of securities who have accepted the Tender Offer.
    According to Chapter 11, Section 25, Subsection 5 of the SMA, the obligation to compensate shall, however, not be triggered in case the payment of a higher price than the Offer Price is based on an arbitral award pursuant to the FCA, provided that the Offeror or any party referred to in Chapter 11, Section 5 of the SMA has not offered to acquire Shares on terms that are more favorable than those of the Tender Offer before or during the arbitral proceedings.
    Acceptance Procedure of the Tender Offer
    The Tender Offer must be accepted separately for each book-entry account. A shareholder of the Company giving the acceptance must have a cash account in a financial institution operating in Finland or abroad (see also “ – Terms of Payment and Settlement of Shares” and “ – Important Information” below). A shareholder may only accept the Tender Offer unconditionally and for every Share on the book-entry account mentioned in the acceptance form on the date and time of the execution of the sale and purchase of the Shares. Acceptance given during the Offer Period is effective also until the end of any extended Offer Period.
    Most of the Finnish book-entry account operators are expected to send a notification of the Tender Offer, including instructions and the relevant acceptance form to their customers who are registered as shareholders in the shareholders’ register of the Company maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd (“Euroclear”). Shareholders who do not receive such notification from their account operator or asset manager can contact any branch office of Nordea Bank Abp (“Nordea Bank”) where such shareholders can receive the necessary information and submit their acceptance of the Tender Offer or, if such shareholders are U.S. residents or located within the United States, they may contact their brokers for the necessary information. Please note, however, that Nordea Bank will not be engaging in communications relating to the Tender Offer with shareholders located within the United States.
    Shareholders in the Company whose shareholdings are registered in the name of a nominee and who wish to accept the Tender Offer shall effect such acceptance in accordance with the nominee’s instructions. The Offeror will not send acceptance forms or other documents related to the Tender Offer to such shareholders in the Company.
    Pledged Shares may only be tendered with the consent of the relevant pledgee. The obtaining of such consent shall be the responsibility of the relevant shareholder in the Company. The consent by the pledgee shall be delivered in writing to the account operator.
    A shareholder in the Company who is registered as a shareholder in the shareholders’ register of the Company and who wishes to accept the Tender Offer shall submit a properly completed and duly executed acceptance form to the account operator managing the shareholder’s book-entry account in accordance with its instructions and within the time limit set by the account operator or, in case such account operator does not accept acceptance forms (e.g. Euroclear), such shareholder shall contact any branch office of Nordea Bank to give its acceptance to tender the Shares. The acceptance form shall be submitted so that it is received during the Offer Period or, if the Offer Period has been extended, during such extended Offer Period, however, always in accordance with the instructions of the relevant account operator. In the event of a Subsequent Offer Period, the acceptance form shall be submitted so that it is received during the Subsequent Offer Period, however, always in accordance with the instructions of the relevant account operator.The method of delivery of acceptance forms is at the shareholder’s option and risk, and the delivery will be deemed made only when actually received by the relevant account operator or Nordea Bank. The Offeror reserves the right to reject any acceptance given in an incorrect or incomplete manner. The Offeror may also reject any partial tender of the Shares per book-entry account.
    By accepting the Tender Offer, the shareholder of the Company authorizes Nordea Bank or a party authorized by Nordea Bank or the account operator managing the shareholder’s book-entry account to enter a transfer restriction or a sales reservation on the shareholder’s book-entry account after the shareholder has delivered its acceptance of the Tender Offer. In addition, the shareholder who has accepted the Tender Offer authorizes Nordea Bank or a party authorized by Nordea Bank or the account operator managing the shareholder’s book-entry account to perform the necessary entries and to take all other actions required to technically execute the Tender Offer and to sell all of the Shares held at such book-entry account at the time of the execution of trades under the Tender Offer to the Offeror in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer. Furthermore, the shareholder who has accepted the Tender Offer authorizes its account operator to disclose the necessary personal data, the number of its book-entry account and the details of the acceptance to the parties involved in the order or execution of the order and settlement of Shares.
    A shareholder that has validly accepted the Tender Offer and that has not properly withdrawn its acceptance in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer may not sell or otherwise dispose of its tendered Shares. A transfer restriction in respect of the Shares will be registered in the relevant book-entry account after a shareholder has submitted the acceptance for the Tender Offer. If the Tender Offer is not completed or if the tender is properly withdrawn by the shareholder in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer, the transfer restriction registered on the tendered Shares in the relevant book-entry account will be removed as soon as possible and within approximately three (3) Helsinki Business Days following the announcement that the Tender Offer will not be completed or the receipt of a notice of withdrawal in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer.
    Legal entity shareholders must have a valid LEI code (Legal Entity Identifier) when giving their acceptance to the Tender Offer.
    American Depositary Shares and American Depositary Receipts
    The Offeror is aware that there the Company has in place a Level I American Depositary Receipt Program in respect of the Shares. The Tender Offer is not being made for American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) representing the Shares, nor for American Depositary Receipts evidencing such ADSs (“ADRs”). However, the Tender Offer is being made for the Shares underlying the ADSs. Holders of ADSs and ADRs are encouraged to consult with the appropriate depositary about tendering Shares that are represented by ADSs into the Tender Offer.
    Holders of ADSs may present their ADSs to the depositary bank for cancellation and (upon compliance with the terms of the deposit agreement relating to the ADR Program concerning the Shares, including payment of the depositary’s fees and any applicable transfer fees, taxes and governmental charges) delivery of the underlying Shares to them. The Tender Offer may then be accepted in accordance with its terms for such Shares delivered to holders of ADSs upon such cancellation. Holders of ADSs should adhere to the timelines that may be imposed on their cancellation of the ADSs in order to be able to tender the underlying Shares into the Tender Offer.
    Withdrawal Rights
    In accordance with Chapter 11, Section 16, Subsection 1 of the SMA, the acceptances for the Shares validly tendered in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer may be withdrawn at any time during the Offer Period or, if the Offer Period has been extended, during such extended Offer Period, until the Offeror has announced that all the Offer Conditions have been fulfilled by the Offeror or the Offeror has waived the right to invoke them, thereby declaring the Tender Offer unconditional. After such announcement, the acceptances for the Shares already tendered may no longer be withdrawn except in the event that a third party announces a competing public tender offer for the Shares before the execution of the sale and purchase of the Shares in accordance with “ – Terms of Payment and Settlement of Shares” below. The holders of the Shares validly tendered may also withdraw their acceptance during the Offer Period if the Offer Period has lasted over ten (10) weeks and the Tender Offer has not been completed.
    The proper withdrawal of the acceptance for the Shares validly tendered requires that a written notice of withdrawal is submitted to the same account operator to whom the acceptance form with respect to such Shares was submitted. In case the acceptance form with respect to Shares was submitted to Nordea Bank, the notice of withdrawal must be submitted to Nordea Bank. In case of holdings that are registered in the name of a nominee, the holders of Shares shall instruct the nominee to submit the notice of withdrawal.
    If a holder of Shares registered in the Finnish book-entry securities system withdraws his/her acceptance of the Tender Offer in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer,
    the transfer restriction registered on the tendered Shares in the relevant book-entry account will be removed as soon as possible and within approximately three (3) Helsinki Business Days following the receipt of a notice of withdrawal in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer.
    Shares for which an acceptance is withdrawn may be re-tendered by following the acceptance procedures described in “ – Acceptance Procedure of the Tender Offer” above at any time prior to the expiry of the Offer Period or, if the Offer Period has been extended, prior to the expiry of such extended Offer Period or during the Subsequent Offer Period, if any.
    The account operator managing the relevant book-entry account or the nominee may charge a fee for withdrawals in accordance with its price list.
    In the event of a Subsequent Offer Period, the acceptance of the Tender Offer shall be binding and cannot be withdrawn, unless otherwise provided under mandatory law.
    Announcement of the Result of the Tender Offer
    The Offeror will make the preliminary result of the Tender Offer public on or about the first (1st) Helsinki Business Day following the expiry of the Offer Period or, if applicable, the extended or discontinued Offer Period, and will announce the final result on or about the third (3rd) Helsinki Business Day following the expiry of the Offer Period or, if applicable, the extended or discontinued Offer Period. The release of the final result will confirm (i) the percentage of the Shares that have been validly tendered and not properly withdrawn and (ii) whether the Tender Offer will be completed.
    In the event of a Subsequent Offer Period, the Offeror will announce the initial percentage of the Shares validly tendered during the Subsequent Offer Period on or about the first (1st) Helsinki Business Day following the expiry of the Subsequent Offer Period and the final percentage on or about the third (3rd) Helsinki Business Day following the expiry of the Subsequent Offer Period.
    Terms of Payment and Settlement of Shares
    The sale and purchase of the Shares validly tendered and not properly withdrawn in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer will be executed no later than on the twelfth (12th) Business Day following the announcement of the final result of the Tender Offer (the “Closing Date”). This takes into account the internal timetables concerning withdrawals of funds of the Investor Consortium Members that operate in an investment fund structure. The sale and purchase of the Shares will take place on Nasdaq Helsinki (if permitted by the rules applicable to securities trading on Nasdaq Helsinki) or outside of Nasdaq Helsinki.
    The date for the settlement of the above completion of trades (the “Settlement Date”) will be the Closing Date or the first (1st) Helsinki Business Day following the Closing Date. The payment of the Offer Price will be made on the Settlement Date into the bank account connected to the shareholder’s book-entry account or, in the case of shareholders whose holdings are registered in the name of a nominee, into the bank account specified by the custodian or nominee. In any event, the Offer Price will not be paid to a bank account situated in Canada, Japan, Australia or South Africa or any other jurisdiction where the Tender Offer is not to be made (see “ – Important information” below), and all guidance from custodians or nominees specifying bank accounts in such jurisdictions will be rejected. The actual time of receipt for the payment by the shareholder will depend on the schedules of money transactions between financial institutions and agreements between the holder and account operator, custodian or nominee in each case.
    In the event of a Subsequent Offer Period, the Offeror shall in connection with the announcement thereof announce the terms of payment and settlement for the Shares tendered during the
    Subsequent Offer Period. The completion trades of the Shares validly tendered in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer during the Subsequent Offer Period shall, however, be executed at least within two (2) week intervals.
    The Offeror reserves the right to postpone the payment of the Offer Price if payment is prevented or suspended due to a force majeure event, but shall immediately effect such payment once the force majeure event preventing or suspending payment is resolved.
    If all the Offer Conditions are not met and the Offeror does not waive these conditions or extend the offer period, the Tender Offer will be terminated and no consideration will be paid for the tendered Shares.
    Transfer of Ownership
    Title to the Shares validly tendered in the Tender Offer will pass to the Offeror against the payment of the Offer Price by the Offeror to the tendering shareholder.
    Transfer Tax and Other Payments
    The Offeror will pay the transfer taxes, if any, relating to the sale and purchase of the Shares in connection with the completion of the Tender Offer.
    Fees charged by account operators, asset managers, nominees or any other person for registering the release of any pledges or other possible restrictions preventing a sale of the relevant Shares, as well as fees relating to a withdrawal of the tender by a shareholder in accordance with “ – Withdrawal Rights” above, will be borne by each shareholder. The Offeror shall be responsible for other customary fees relating to book-entry registrations required for the purposes of the Tender Offer, the sale and purchase of the Shares tendered under the Tender Offer or the payment of the Offer Price.
    Other Issues
    The Offeror reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer in accordance with Chapter 11, Section 15, Subsection 2 of the SMA, subject to the provisions of the Combination Agreement.
    Subject to the provisions of the Combination Agreement, the Offeror reserves the right to extend the Offer Period and to amend the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer (including a potential withdrawal of the Tender Offer) in accordance with Chapter 11, Section 17 of the SMA if, during the Offer Period or any extended Offer Period, a third party announces a competing public tender offer for the Shares.
    The Offeror shall have sole discretion to determine all other issues relating to the Tender Offer, subject to the requirements of applicable law as well as the provisions of the Combination Agreement.
    Important Information
    The Tender Offer is not being made directly or indirectly in any jurisdiction where either the making of or participating in such tender offer would be prohibited by applicable law or would require registration or further documents or measures in addition to those required under the Finnish law. As such, this Tender Offer Document and related acceptance forms are not and may not be distributed, forwarded or transmitted in or into any jurisdiction where such distribution, forwarding or transmission would be prohibited by applicable law or would require registration or further documents or measures in addition to those required under the Finnish law by any means whatsoever including, without limitation, mail, facsimile transmission, e-mail, telephone, Internet or other forms of communications. In particular, the Tender Offer is not being made, directly or
    indirectly, in or into, and this Tender Offer Document must under no circumstances be distributed into, or accepted by any such means within, or by persons located or resident in, or persons (including agents, fiduciaries or other intermediaries) acting for the account or benefit of persons located or resident in Canada, Japan, Australia or South Africa. Any purported acceptance of the Tender Offer resulting directly or indirectly from a violation of these restrictions will be invalid. Reported by GlobeNewswire 54 minutes ago.

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    DGAP-News: Kibaran Resources Limited / Key word(s): Miscellaneous

    19.12.2018 / 08:30
    The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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    *EcoGraf International Patent*
     

    *Highlights*
     

    · *Successful completion of pilot plant program confirms advantages of EcoGraf-process*
    · *International patent filed over optimised purification process flowsheet developed during the pilot plant test work program *
    · *Market demand accelerating with Bloomberg New Energy Finance recently reporting the 'Battery Boom will Draw US$620 Billion in Investment by 2040'*
    · *Research and development to be continued with Australia's Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre*
    *Kibaran Resources Limited* ("*Kibaran*" or the "*Company*") (ASX: *KNL*) announces that it has taken another important step in its strategy to be a global supplier of eco-friendly natural flake and spherical graphite products, with an international patent lodged for the optimised *EcoGraf *purification process flowsheet generated from the recent pilot plant test work program.

    Results from this program are currently being incorporated into the previous feasibility study (refer ASX release 5 December 2017, Battery Graphite Pilot Plant) by GR Engineering Services Limited.

    The *EcoGraf *optimised flowsheet has demonstrated significant technical and commercial advantages, with on-going customer trials confirming the suitability of *EcoGraf *products for lithium-ion battery and advanced carbon product applications in Asia and Europe. This milestone is the result of over five years of industry leading graphite processing test work and positions the Company as a future leader in the manufacture of non-hydrofluoric acid treated battery graphite for the e-mobility and energy storage markets.

    As automobile and battery manufacturers increasingly focus on ensuring responsibly and sustainably sourced battery mineral supply chains *EcoGraf *is attracting growing interest from potential customers and plans are being finalised to commence operations in 2019.

     

    *Research and Development*

    As previously reported (refer ASX release 2 October 2018, Research and Development) Kibaran is engaging with the Australian Taxation Office ("ATO") and AusIndustry in relation to its research and development programs. A report detailing eligible expenditures incurred on experimental activity during the year ended 30 June 2017 has been provided to the ATO. The programs in question comprised cutting-edge 'clean' and 'green' graphite processing technology experimentation conducted in collaboration with industry leading expertise, including Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation ("CSIRO") and led to a break-through non-hydrofluoric acid purification process *EcoGraf *over which a patent application was first lodged in 2017.

    The Company notes a report launched by the Australian Government on 11 December 2018 titled "The Lithium-Ion Battery Value Chain - New Economy Opportunities for Australia" in which the case is made by AusTrade and others for the public and private sectors to seize the opportunities emerging in new energy technologies and capitalise on Australia's mining, processing and manufacturing expertise to capture an increased share of the international Battery Value Chain. Kibaran continues to embrace this objective and has been extending its research and development programs via collaboration with Australia's Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre at Western Australia's Curtin University.

    Separately, Kibaran is progressing its more recent 2018 Overseas Advance Finding submission with AusIndustry in relation to advance approval of research and development activities through to 30 June 2020 and is also finalising its refund claim for eligible research and development expenses incurred for the year ended 30 June 2018.

    *International Patent Coincides with Forecast Massive New Investment in Electric Energy Capacity*

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance[1] recently reported that battery investment growth is exceeding previous expectations and the global energy-storage market is now projected to surge approximately 200 times its current size to reach over 900 Gigawatts by 2040, requiring approximately US$620 billion in new investment.

    This investment growth underpins industry forecasts that battery graphite demand will increase 700% by 2025 to over 800,000 tonnes per annum.

     

    Note 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-06/the-battery-boom-will-draw-1-2-trillion-in-investment-by-2040

    *For further information, please contact:*

    *Investors *
    Andrew Spinks
    Managing Director
    T: +61 8 6424 9002

    *Media*
    Paul Armstrong
    Read Corporate
    T: +61 8 9388 1474

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    Amer Sports Corporation
    STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE
    December 19, 2018 at 9:50 a.m.

    NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA OR SOUTH AFRICA OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE TENDER OFFER WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

    *Mascot Bidco Oy commences the voluntary recommended public cash tender offer for all the issued and outstanding shares in Amer Sports Corporation on December 20, 2018*

    As announced on December 7, 2018, Mascot Bidco Oy (the "*Offeror*") and Amer Sports Corporation ("*Amer Sports*") have, together with Mascot JVCo (Cayman) Limited and members of an Investor Consortium (as defined below) including ANTA Sports Products Limited ("*ANTA Sports*"), FV Mascot JV, L.P. (an investment vehicle managed by FountainVest Partners) ("*FV Fund*") and Anamered Investments Inc (an investment vehicle owned by Mr. Chip Wilson) ("*Anamered Investments*"), on December 7, 2018 entered into a combination agreement (the "*Combination Agreement*") under which the Offeror undertook to make a voluntary recommended public cash tender offer (the "*Tender Offer*") to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares in Amer Sports, but excluding any shares of Amer Sports which are held by Amer Sports or its subsidiaries. ANTA Sports, FV Fund, Anamered Investments and Tencent Holdings Limited (which will invest through Mount Jiuhua Investment Limited as a limited partner in FV Fund) together form the investor consortium (the "*Investor Consortium*").

    Pursuant to the release of the Offeror published today, the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has on December 19, 2018 approved the tender offer document relating to the Tender Offer (the "*Tender Offer Document*"). Pursuant to the release of the Offeror published today, the acceptance period for the Tender Offer (the "*Offer Period*") will commence on December 20, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. (Finnish time) and expire on February 28, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (Finnish time). The Offeror reserves the right to extend the Offer Period in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer.

    Pursuant to the release of the Offeror published today, the Tender Offer Document will be available in Finnish from December 20, 2018 onwards at Nasdaq Helsinki, Fabianinkatu 14, FI-00130 Helsinki, Finland. An electronic version of the Tender Offer Document will be available in Finnish from December 20, 2018 onwards online at http://ir.anta.com/en/news_amer.php, www.amersports.com/sijoittajat/ostotarjous and www.nordea.fi/osakkeet, and in English from December 20, 2018 onwards online at http://ir.anta.com/en/news_amer.php, www.amersports.com/investors/tender-offer and www.nordea.fi/equities.

    The release of the Offeror referred to above, including also the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer, is attached in its entirety as Appendix 1 to this stock exchange release.

    Amer Sports Corporation

    *Further information, please contact:
    *Amer Sports:*
    *Samppa Seppälä, Head of Corporate Communications and IR*
    *Tel. +358 50 568 0533   *
    *samppa.seppala@amersports.com

    *DISTRIBUTION*
    Nasdaq Helsinki
    Main media
    www.amersports.com

    *AMER SPORTS
    *Amer Sports (www.amersports.com) is a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Arc'teryx, Peak Performance, Atomic, Mavic, Suunto, Wilson and Precor. The company's technically advanced sports equipment, footwear, and apparel improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. The Group's business is balanced by its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets. Amer Sports shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange (AMEAS).

    *Information for U.S. Shareholders*

    The Tender Offer is being made for the securities of Amer Sports, a public limited liability company incorporated under Finnish law, and is subject to Finnish disclosure and procedural requirements, which are different from those of the United States of America. The Tender Offer will be made in the United States of America in compliance with Section 14(e) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "*Exchange Act*"), and the applicable rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, including Regulation 14E (subject to any exemptions or relief therefrom, if applicable) and otherwise in accordance with the requirements of Finnish law. Accordingly, the Tender Offer will be subject to disclosure and other procedural requirements, including with respect to the Tender Offer timetable, settlement procedures, withdrawal, waiver of conditions and timing of payments that are different from those applicable under U.S. domestic tender offer procedures and laws.

    To the extent permissible under applicable laws and regulations, including Rule 14e-5 under the Exchange Act, and in accordance with normal Finnish practice, the Offeror and its affiliates or its broker and its broker's affiliates (acting as agents or on behalf of the Offeror or its affiliates, as applicable) may from time to time after the date of this stock exchange release, and other than pursuant to the Tender Offer, directly or indirectly purchase, or arrange to purchase shares of Amer Sports or any securities that are convertible into, exchangeable for or exercisable for shares of Amer Sports. These purchases may occur either in the open market at prevailing prices or in private transactions at negotiated prices. In no event will any such purchases be made for a price per share that is greater than the price offered in the Tender Offer. To the extent information about such purchases or arrangements to purchase is made public in Finland, such information will be disclosed by means of a press release or other means reasonably calculated to inform U.S. shareholders of Amer Sports of such information. No purchases will be made outside of the Tender Offer in the United States of America by or on behalf of the Offeror or its affiliates. In addition, the financial advisors to the Offeror may also engage in ordinary course trading activities in securities of Amer Sports, which may include purchases or arrangements to purchase such securities. To the extent required in Finland, any information about such purchases will be made public in Finland in the manner required by Finnish law.

    The receipt of cash pursuant to the Tender Offer by a U.S. holder of Amer Sports shares may be a taxable transaction for U.S. federal income tax purposes and under applicable state and local, as well as foreign and other tax laws. Each holder of Amer Sports shares is urged to consult his independent professional advisor regarding the tax consequences of accepting the Tender Offer.

    Neither the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission nor any securities commission of any state of the United States has (a) approved or disapproved the Tender Offer, (b) passed upon the merits or fairness of the Tender Offer, or (c) passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of the disclosure in this stock exchange release. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence in the United States.

    *American depositary shares and American depositary receipts*

    Amer Sports has in place an ADR program in respect of its shares. The Tender Offer will not be made for the ADSs, nor for the ADRs. However, the Tender Offer will be made for the shares underlying the ADSs. Holders of ADSs and ADRs are encouraged to consult with the appropriate depositary regarding the tender of shares that are represented by ADSs.

    Holders of ADSs may present their ADSs to the depositary bank for cancellation and (upon compliance with the terms of the deposit agreement relating to the ADR program concerning the shares, including payment of the depositary's fees and any applicable transfer fees, taxes and governmental charges) delivery of the underlying shares to them. The Tender Offer may then be accepted in accordance with its terms for such shares delivered to holders of ADSs upon such cancellation. Holders of ADSs should adhere to the timelines that may be imposed on their cancellation of the ADSs in order to be able to tender the underlying shares into the Tender Offer.

    THIS STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE MAY NOT BE RELEASED OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA OR SOUTH AFRICA OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE TENDER OFFER WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

    THIS STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE IS NOT A TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT AND AS SUCH DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR INVITATION TO MAKE A SALES OFFER. IN PARTICULAR, THIS STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE IS NOT AN OFFER TO BUY OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO SELL ANY SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN, AND IS NOT AN EXTENSION OF THE TENDER OFFER, IN CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA OR SOUTH AFRICA. INVESTORS SHALL ACCEPT THE TENDER OFFER FOR THE SHARES ONLY ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN A TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT. OFFERS WILL NOT BE MADE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE EITHER THE TENDER OFFER OR ACCEPTANCE THEREOF IS PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR WHERE ANY TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT OR REGISTRATION OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD APPLY IN ADDITION TO THOSE UNDERTAKEN IN FINLAND.

    THE TENDER OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW AND, WHEN PUBLISHED, THE TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT AND RELATED ACCEPTANCE FORMS WILL NOT AND MAY NOT BE DISTRIBUTED, FORWARDED OR TRANSMITTED INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

    *Other matters*

    Goldman Sachs International, which is authorized by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting exclusively for Amer Sports and no one else in connection with the Tender Offer and the matters set out in this announcement, and will not be responsible to anyone other than Amer Sports for providing the protections afforded to clients of Goldman Sachs International, or for giving advice in connection with the Tender Offer or any matter or arrangement referred to in this announcement.

    *Appendix 1*

    *Attachment*

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    Intelligent Virtual Assistant Market in automotive applications is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast timespan due to features such as providing personalized assistance to the drivers and delivering a safe driving experience.

    Selbyville, Delaware, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --The intelligent virtual assistant (IVA) market is expected to grow from $1 billion in 2017 to $11.5 billion by 2024, according to a 2018 Global Market Insights, Inc. report. The industry growth is due to growing demand for online self-service, self-reliance, and rapid query resolution requirements.

    Websites are becoming the preferred service channels to gain information, make purchase decisions, and resolve issues. Companies are adopting the technology to improve ease of access and streamline activities. Furthermore, the companies are increasingly implementing the technology to enhance operational efficiency.

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    Companies are investing in reducing overall costs to propel the intelligent virtual assistant market growth. The technology helps reduce costs from fields such as email response, technical telephonic support, and assistance on call. The implementation of the technology will enable the reduction in call wait times, reducing the resolution time and allowing call transfers in case of the escalation of an issue. The growing proliferation of IoT is expected to stimulate the intelligent virtual assistant (IVA) market demand. The use of IoT has increased the quantity and quality of data collected. IVAs respond to text or speech queries through smartphones and apps, increasing customer engagement.

    Marketing assistant service is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period due to features offered including social media management, product navigation, and web marketing. These features respond according to the marketing requirements of the customers efficiently, improving customer experience and customer loyalty.

    Speech recognition is expected to witness rapid growth due to the growing demand for documentation in the adoption of electronic records, propelling the intelligent virtual assistant market share. The modernization of infrastructure and growing need to protect & secure critical data are propelling the demand for these solutions. Furthermore, these systems allow improvement of interoperability owing to the adoption of IoT, propelling the market size.

    Browse key industry insights spread across 300 pages with 232 market data tables & 34 figures & charts from the report, *“Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA) Market Size By Technology (Speech Recognition, Text-To-Speech, Voice Recognition), By Service (Customer Service, Marketing Assistant), By Application (Automotive, BFSI, Retail, IT & Telecom, Healthcare, Education), By End-Use (SMBs, Large Enterprises, Individual Users), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa), Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2018 – 2024”* in detail along with the table of contents:

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    The adoption of the technology by the SMBs is expected to grow significantly over the forecast timespan due to the minimized need for full-time customer service employees will drive the intelligent virtual assistant market. The adoption of these solutions reduces the operational costs of the SMBs significantly and offers high-quality services. The technology offers marketing assistance and increased ROI, thus propelling the demand for these solutions.

    The intelligent virtual assistant (IVA) market in automotive applications is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast timespan due to features such as providing personalized assistance to the drivers and delivering a safe driving experience. The technology can be integrated with systems such as automatic parking, adaptive cruise control, lane change assist, and other ADAS controls. Several vendors in the industry offer IVAs to integrate voice as a part of the in-car infotainment systems.

    The North America intelligent virtual assistant market will grow rapidly over the forecast time span due to the large-scale adoption of technological advancements by the companies in this region. The major software companies, such as IBM & Microsoft, and car makers, such as BMW, are increasingly investing in the technology to enhance customer service and reduce the role of humans.

    The key vendors in the intelligent virtual assistant market are Apple, Inc., Anboto, Artificial Solutions, Clara Labs, eGain Communications, Existor, IBM Corporation, Next IT Corporation, Nuance Communications, and Speaktoit, Inc. The companies are increasingly investing in product development and innovation to gain a competitive share.

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    https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/contact-center-software-market

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