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Zmarta Group announces recommended cash offer to Insplanet AB (publ) shareholders

Press Release   •   Aug 31, 2018 10:58 CEST

This document is not a press release regarding the offer to the shareholders of Insplanet AB (publ). Such a press release, containing information about the offer and its conditions, has been published and is available here.

This document is for general information only and does not constitute or form part of any offer to purchase, or any solicitation of an offer to sell or any invitation to participate in any offer with respect the shares of Insplanet. Investors may accept the public offer regarding the shares in Insplanet solely on the basis of the information provided in an offer document when available.

This document may not be distributed, in whole or in part, in or into, directly or indirectly, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States, or any other jurisdiction where making the offer, distribution of this document or approval of acceptance of the offer would be in conflict with any applicable law or regulation or would require any additional offer documents or registrations or other measures in addition to those required by Swedish law.

Zmarta Group has, through Ceratiidae III AB, submitted a recommended cash offer to the shareholders of Insplanet AB (publ) for the acquisition of all outstanding shares in Insplanet at a price of SEK 13.00 cash per share. The offer represents a premium of approximately 20 per cent in relation to the closing price on August 30, 2018 and approximately 30 per cent in relation to the volume weighted average price during the last 30 days of trading. The offer is unanimously recommended by the independent bid committee of Insplanet’s board of directors.

Zmarta Group is a leading digital player in comparison of consumer finance services in the Nordics, focusing on private loans, mortgages, electricity and insurances. Insplanet holds a leading position in Sweden as a digital comparison services for auto and home insurances, via the Insplanet.com comparison site. Together, Zmarta and Insplanet would become a market-leading digital comparison service for personal finance services in Sweden.

“Zmarta views the acquisition of Insplanet as a perfect match. Zmarta and Insplanet complement each other well and we are very pleased that Insplanet’s senior management and principal owners also see this as a joint opportunity. Insplanet’s strong market position, exciting product offering and experienced management provide a solid platform for joint future expansion. Through the acquisition of Insplanet we take a big step towards making Zmarta the best and broadest digital comparison service for personal finance services in northern Europe”, says Björn Lander, CEO of Zmarta Group.

The total value of Zmarta Group’s offer is approximately SEK 176 million. The offer represents a premium of approximately 20 per cent in relation to the closing price of SEK 10.80 of the Insplanet share on August 30, 2018 and approximately 30 per cent in relation to the volume weighted average price of SEK 9.98 during the last 30 days of trading.

“The acquisition of Insplanet will enable us to achieve large synergies. Zmarta’s ambition is to utilize the expertise in both companies in order to offer the market’s best products and services. As owner, we can contribute to further improving Insplanet’s offering, operations and market position. Together, the companies will also have a strong foundation to further expand the insurance business and grow in Finland and Norway”, continues Mr. Lander.

The independent bid committee of Insplanet’s board of directors unanimously recommends the shareholders to accept the offer. Four of Insplanet’s largest sharesholders, holding an aggregate of approximately 80.7 per cent of the shares and votes in the company, have irrevocably undertaken to accept the offer.

For additional information please contact:

Björn Lander, CEO
Zmarta Group
+46 736 73 18 99
bjorn.lander@zmartagroup.com

About Zmarta Group

Zmarta Group offers a range of services within consumer finance. The group is comprised of a range of brands including Zmarta, Elskling, Freedom Finance and Centum. The company was founded in 1999, has 200 employees and offices in Stockholm, Ängelholm, Helsinki, Oslo and Hamburg. Zmarta Group is owned by Bauer Media Group.

Find more information on www.zmartagroup.com.

About Insplanet

The Insplanet group develops and operates digital consumer services and brands focused on insurance products and personal loans. The company holds a leading position in comparing insurances for consumers via the Insplanet.com comparison site. Comparison of personal loans and a smaller range of personal finance services are offered under the MyLoan brand. Since 2016 the group has also operated a small used car dealership in the Stockholm region. Efforts were recently begun to recast the business to a nationwide digital car dealership service under the new brand Cardrop. Insplanet’s share is listed on Nasdaq First North. Mangold is Insplanet’s certified adviser.

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