Valmet IR Newsletter Q3/2017

The third quarter of 2017 is soon behind us, and it is time to wrap up the quarter before the publication of the Interim Review January 1 – September 30, 2017 on October 24, 2017. Please note that the silent period will begin on October 3, 2017. If you wish to book a call before that, please contact Tuuli.


Actions and activities in Q3/2017


Valmet maintained its position among the world’s sustainability leaders with the inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth consecutive year. Valmet was listed both in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe indices (see press release). Furthermore, Forum ETHIBEL informed us that Valmet was reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe. Proud of these acknowledgements, we also believe that they make life a bit easier for you as an investor. If you have not yet seen the video about sustainability at Valmet in our IR video gallery, please find it here.


During the third quarter of 2017 Valmet was on roadshows in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Stockholm. See our latest Roadshow presentation. For a quick review of Valmet’s equity story, watch a new video introducing Valmet as an investment in only 1.5 minutes.


Our next institutional investor and analyst site visit will take place in the center of Valmet’s Tissue business in Karlstad, Sweden on November 28, 2017. Valmet’s site in Karlstad is a supplier of complete tissue mills, equipment and services to customers in the paper industry worldwide. If you have any questions regarding the site visit, please do not hesitate to contact the IR team. We will publish the presentation material and a summary video of the day on our Investor website after the event.


Announcements during Q3/2017


On September 6, Valmet announced the composition of its Nomination Board. The largest shareholders’ representatives are Antti Mäkinen, Managing Director, Solidium Oy; Satu Huber, CEO, Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company; Risto Murto, President and CEO, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company and Timo Ritakallio, President and CEO, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company. Bo Risberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Valmet, will serve as an expert member.


On September 1, Valmet announced its financial result publication dates for 2018:
February 6, 2018 - Financial Statements Review for 2017
April 27, 2018 - Interim Review for January-March 2018
July 25, 2018 - Half Year Financial Review for January-June 2018
October 23, 2018 - Interim Review for January-September 2018
AGM will be held on March 21, 2018 and the Annual Report will be published on week 9 latest.


On August 10, Valmet announced that it had received a notification referred to in Securities Market Act from BlackRock, Inc, stating that the company's ownership and share of votes in Valmet Oyj has exceeded the threshold of 5 percent. As a result of share transactions on August 8, 2017, the holding of BlackRock, Inc increased to 7,559,076 shares, representing an ownership of 5.04 percent of Valmet Oyj's total number of shares and share of votes.


On July 28, Valmet announced changes in its Executive Team. Following appointments have been made as of October 1, 2017: Jukka Tiitinen - Area President, Asia Pacific; Aki Niemi – Business Line President, Services; Hannu T. Pietilä – Vice President Sales, Asia Pacific. The recruitment of new Area President, China has started.


On July 27, Valmet published its Half Year Financial Review January 1 – June 30, 2017.


Upcoming events


October 3 – 24, 2017: Silent period. Valmet is not in contact with capital market representatives during a period of three weeks prior to the publication of its interim financial results.

October 24, 2017: Publication of Interim Review for January-September 2017

October 25, 2017: Q3 presentation for institutional investors in Helsinki, hosted by Handelsbanken

October 31, 2017: Roadshow in New York by Carnegie

October 31, 2017: Roadshow in Vienna by Berenberg

See the full list of events at Valmet financial calendar.


View the list of published orders received.


Have a pleasant autumn!


Best regards,

Calle Loikkanen

Director, Investor Relations