Financing

Pohjolan Voima Group's financial position is strong and liquidity is good.

Pohjolan Voima has a long-term equity ratio of approximately 38 % – 40 %. The Group’s equity ratio on 31 December 2021 was 40.6 (40.7)%.

At the end of Decenber 2021, the Group’s interest-bearing debts totalled €1,198 (1,234) million, and cash and cash equivalents totalled EUR 38 (44) million. Furthermore, the Group had €329 (350) million of unused committed credit facility agreements. The revolving credit facility agreements will mature in June 2023.

For short-term funding, the Group had a domestic commercial paper programme of €300 (300) million, of which €100 (99) million was used.

The Group companies’ loan agreements do not include any financing covenants.

In June 2018, Pohjolan Voima Oyj issued an unsecured bond of €125 million. The bond will mature on 8 June 2023 and a fixed annual interest of 1.75 percent will be paid on it. The bond was listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange list.

On 18 November 2019, Pohjolan Voima Oyj issued an unsecured bond of €150 million. The bond will mature on 20 January 2025, and a fixed annual interest of 1.25 percent will be paid on it. The bond was listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange list.

Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCR) has announced a rating of A+ , outlook negative, for Pohjolan Voima Oyj in its report, published on 10 December 2021.

Key risks are connected to the OL3 EPR project

Risk management is carried out in line with the Group’s risk management policy. The Group applies a decentralised risk management model. Risks that may compromise the achievement of the objectives are estimated, and measures for their management are defined. The significance of the risks is estimated as the sum of their likelihood of occurrence and impact.

All Pohjolan Voima companies are covered for risks of damage through measures related to maintenance, occupational health and safety, adequate training provided to the personnel and other necessary measures, as well as through insurance in line with the Group’s insurance policy.

The Group’s most significant risks are related to the schedule of TVO’s OL3 EPR project, the consortium company Areva’s sufficient financial capacity to fulfil its responsibilities until the end of the guarantee period and the profit-yielding capacity of the OL3 project..

So far, the Covid-19 pandemic has only had minor effects on Pohjolan Voima’s business. Pohjolan Voima has taken extensive precautions to take care of its employees’ health and safety and to ensure energy production.

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