The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) has in its decision today approved the transaction whereby ESL Shipping Ltd, a shipping company fully owned by Aspo Plc, acquires the outstanding shares of AtoB@C Shipping AB and AtoB@C Holding AB (AtoB@C). The transaction was announced on 29 June 2018. The parties have now received all required regulatory approvals for the completion of the transaction.

As announced earlier, it is estimated that the transaction will be completed in the third quarter of 2018. ESL Shipping will announce the completion of the acquisition separately.

For further information, please contact:

Aki Ojanen, CEO of Aspo Plc and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ESL Shipping,
+358 400 106 592,

Mikki Koskinen, Managing Director of ESL Shipping,
+358 50 351 7791,