SCA limits conversion of Class A shares in Class B shares due to the split into forest products and hygiene and health companies

SCA informs that Conversion of Class A shares in SCA will be limited during the period until the distribution of Essity Aktiebolag (publ).

According to the announcement, for practical reasons, requests for conversion during the period until the distribution of Essity Aktiebolag (publ) (previously SCA Hygiene AB), must be made no later than May 15, 2017, for the conversion to be registered before distribution.

In August 2016 SCA, at the request of shareholders, converted 11,250 Class A shares to Class B shares. The total number of votes in the company thereafter amounts to 1,288,711,242.


Earlier SCA announced changes in the company’s financial reporting due to the split into forest products and hygiene and health companies.

About SCA:

The company is a leading global hygiene and forest products company. The Group develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Sales are conducted in about 100 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and regional brands, such as Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo and Vinda. As Europe’s largest private forest owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. The Group has about 46,000 employees. Sales in 2015 amounted to more than SEK 115 billion (EUR 12.4 billion). SCA has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

Source: Woodbizforum