SCA: New date for the offer period for Vinda

  SCA: New date for the offer period for Vinda

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- September 30, 2013

The complete prospectus for SCA’s public cash offer for the Chinese tissue
company Vinda is expected to be published and distributed on 7 October 2013 at
the latest.

For more details, please see the joint announcement that follows below.

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Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
Limited take no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, make no
representation as to its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any
liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from or in reliance upon
the whole or any part of the contents of this announcement.

This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an
invitation or offer to acquire, purchase or subscribe for securities of Vinda
nor shall there be any sale, purchase or subscription for securities of Vinda
in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be
unlawful absent the filing of a registration statement or the availability of
an applicable exemption from registration or other waiver. This announcement
is not for release, publication or distribution in or into any jurisdiction
where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such
jurisdiction. SCA Group Holding BV Vinda International Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Netherlands with limited liability) (Incorporated in the
Cayman Islands with limited liability) (Stock code: 3331)

JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT DELAY IN DESPATCH OF COMPOSITE OFFER AND RESPONSE DOCUMENT
IN RELATION TO VOLUNTARY CONDITIONAL CASH OFFER FOR VINDA INTERNATIONAL
HOLDINGS LIMITED

Sole Financial Adviser to SCA Group Holding BV Joint Financial Adviser to
Vinda International Holdings Limited Independent Financial Adviser to the
Independent Board Committee INTRODUCTION Reference is made to the announcement
jointly issued by SCA Group Holding BV (the ‘‘Offeror’’) and Vinda
International Holdings Limited (‘‘Vinda’’) dated 9 September 2013 in relation
to the voluntary conditional cash offer by J.P. Morgan for and on behalf of
the Offeror for Vinda (the ‘‘Announcement’’).

Unless otherwise stated, capitalised terms used herein shall have the same
meanings as those defined in the Announcement. DELAY IN DESPATCH OF COMPOSITE
DOCUMENT Pursuant to Rule 8.2 of the Takeovers Code, unless the Executive’s
consent is otherwise obtained, the Composite Document (together with the
accompanying forms of acceptance) should be despatched within 21 days of the
date of the Announcement, which is on or before 30 September 2013. The
despatch of the Composite Document (together with the accompanying forms of
acceptance) will be delayed as additional time is required to finalise the
information to be included in the Composite Document. An application has been
made to the Executive for an extension of time for the despatch of the
Composite Document (together with the accompanying forms of acceptance) from
30 September 2013 to a date on or before 7 October 2013.

The Executive has indicated that it is minded to grant consent for such
extension. By order of the board of directors of SCA Group Holding BV Jan
Torsten FRIMAN Director By order of the board of directors of Vinda
International Holdings Limited ZHANG Dong Fang Director Hong Kong, 30
September 2013 As at the date of this announcement, the Board comprises
executive Directors, namely Mr. LI Chao Wang, Ms. YU Yi Fang, Ms. ZHANG Dong
Fang and Mr. DONG Yi Ping; non-executive Directors, namely Mr. Johann
Christoph MICHALSKI, Mr. Ulf Olof Lennart SODERSTROM and Mr. CHIU Bun
(alternate director to Mr. MICHALSKI and Mr. SODERSTROM) and independent
non-executive Directors, namely Dr. CAO Zhen Lei, Mr. KAM Robert, Mr. HUI Chin
Tong, Godfrey and Mr. TSUI King Fai. As at the date of this announcement, the
board of directors of the Offeror comprises of Jan Torsten FRIMAN, Jan Lennart
PERSSON, Iman DAMSTE´, William Andrew VERMIE, Mukundkumar Ambalal AMIN and
Duncan John PARSONS.

All Directors jointly and severally accept full responsibility for the
accuracy of the information contained in this announcement (other than the
information relating to the Offeror and the parties acting in concert with
it), and confirm, having made all reasonable enquires, that to the best of
their knowledge, opinions expressed in this announcement (other than those
expressed by the Offeror and the parties acting in concert with it) have been
arrived at after due and careful consideration and there are no other facts
not contained in this announcement, the omission of which would make any
statement contained in this announcement misleading. The directors of the
Offeror jointly and severally accept full responsibility for the accuracy of
the information contained in this announcement (other than the information
relating to the Vinda Group), and confirm, having made all reasonable
enquires, that to the best of their knowledge, opinions expressed in this
announcement (other than those expressed by the Vinda Group) have been arrived
at after due and careful consideration and there are no other facts not
contained in this announcement, the omission of which would make any statement
contained in this announcement misleading.

SCA 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 Lotus,
Libresse, Tempo and Libero. As Europe’s largest private forest owner, SCA
places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. The Group has
about 36,000 employees and sales in 2012 amounted to SEK 85bn (EUR 9.8bn). SCA
was founded in 1929, has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed
on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

For more information, visit www.sca.com

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