UPM-Kymmene was established in autumn 1995 when Repola Ltd and Kymmene Corporation decided to merge. Under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the transaction is treated as Repola Ltd's acquisition of Kymmene Corporation. Formal incorporation of UPM-Kymmene Oyj was April 30, 1996.
If you are in possession of paper share certificates of UPM-Kymmene Corporation’s predecessor companies, Kymmene Oy or Repola Oy, you still have an opportunity to register your shares in a book-entry account.The previous trade names of Kymmene Oy include Kymi-Strömberg Oy, Kymi Kymmene Oy, Kymin Osakeyhtiö - Kymmene Aktiebolag ja Kymmene Aktiebolag. The previous trade names of Repola Oy’s predecessor companies include Yhtyneet Paperitehtaat Oy, Rauma-Repola Oy, Oy W. Rosenlew Ab and Kajaani Oy.
You must request that the shares will be registered in your book-entry account prior to the start of the Annual General Meeting at 14.00 (EET) on 29 March 2017. The shares must be entered in your book-entry account by 30 June 2017.
The Annual General Meeting of UPM-Kymmene Corporation may resolve on the forfeiture of the shares entered in the Company’s joint book-entry account and the rights attached to these shares. Please refer to the Board proposal to the Annual General Meeting regarding the resolution on the forfeiture of the shares entered in a joint book-entry account and of the rights attached to such shares.
You can request the registration of your shares in your book-entry account by contacting your local bank office, and by presenting your share certificates, and, if required, documents evidencing your title to the shares.
If your title to the shares is not directly written on the share certificates, you must be able to present an adequate and reliable evidence of the transfer of the title (e.g. a deed of sale, a deed of gift, a deed of estate inventory or a deed of partition). If the share certificate is lost, you must also be able to present a district court’s decision on the cancellation of the share certificate in addition to the transfer of title.
Please find information on UPM's and predecessor companies' share history in the attached document.
UPM's Annual General Meeting of 2003 decided to increase the company's share capital through a EUR 445,042,090.50 bonus issue to EUR 890,084,181.00. One new share was issued for each existing share held. A total of 261,789,465 new shares were issued. Shareholders entered in the company's list of shareholders at March 24, 2003 had the right to receive new shares under the bonus issue. The bonus issue did not affect the structure of the share ownership.