Cargotec announces Kalmar demerger date

10 April 2024

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Cargotec has confirmed the date for the demerger and flotation of Kalmar as June 30.

As announced in a stock exchange release on February 1, 2024, the Board of Directors of Cargotec Corporation has approved a demerger plan concerning the separation of the Kalmar business area into an independent listed company. 

 The Demerger is subject to approval by the Annual General Meeting of Cargotec to be held on 30 May 2024. 

Certain major shareholders of Cargotec, including Wipunen varainhallinta Oy, Mariatorp Oy, Pivosto Oy and Kone Foundation, holding in the aggregate approximately 41% of the shares and approximately 75% of the votes in Cargotec, have indicated their support for the proposed Demerger.

Due to the proposed Demerger, Cargotec presents the Kalmar business area as discontinued operations under IFRS 5 Non-current Assets held for Sale and Discontinued operations starting from the first quarter of 2024 and publishes restated quarterly financial information on its 2023 financials. 

These restated financials constitute comparative information for Cargotec when the Kalmar business area is presented as discontinued operations.

Under IFRS 5, the result from discontinued operations is reported separately from continuing operations’ income and expenses in the consolidated statement of income. 

The presented discontinued operations include revenue and operating expenses directly related to the Kalmar business area and other income and costs related to continuing operations that are not expected to continue after the Demerger, or would have been avoided without the Demerger. 

As a result, financial information presented for Cargotec as continuing and Kalmar business area as discontinued operations do not reflect the past or future profitability of either business on a stand-alone basis before the Demerger or after it.