The Finnish Competition Authority has today announced that the review of Scandic Hotels Group’s (“Scandic”) proposed acquisition of Restel’s hotel operations in Finland will be extended until 5 December 2017.
The Finnish Market Court has ruled that the Finnish Competition Authority’s period of review for Scandic’s proposed acquisition of Restel’s hotel operations in Finland will be extended from 24 November to 5 December 2017.
Scandic announced its proposed acquisition of Restel on 21 June 2017 and on 24 August, the Competition Authority announced that it would initiate further proceedings of the acquisition.
Scandic still expects the transaction to close late Q4 2017.
For more information, please contact:
Jan Johansson, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: +46 70 575 89 72
Henrik Vikström, Director Investor Relations
Phone: +46 709 52 80 06
This information is information that Scandic Hotels Group AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 15.00 CET on November 22.
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