Zurich, March 11th, 2022: Kongsberg Actuation Systems B.V., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Automotive ASA (“Kongsberg Automotive”) has today published a Notice of Redemption for EUR 75 million of its outstanding Senior Secured Notes due 2025. This follows the successful closing of the divestment of the Interior Comfort Systems business unit to Lear Corporation announced on February 28th, 2022.

The partial redemption of the bonds is part of the use of proceeds from the divestments as announced at the company’s Capital Markets Day in December 2021. In addition to this deleveraging, Kongsberg Automotive will use other parts of the proceeds to invest in growth, as well as to return funds to shareholders. Further details about these will be given at the company’s fourth quarter and full year 2021 earnings call presentation on March 15th, 2022.

Comment from the CEO:

“Reducing our leverage was one of the key elements of our plan for the proceeds from the divestment of our ICS business unit. It provides an important risk reduction in the current global situation, as well as reduces our interest costs significantly. We look forward to carrying on with our Shift Gear strategic transformation plan with a lighter burden on our shoulders.”

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or buy or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation, sale or purchase of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offering, solicitation, sale or purchase would be unlawful.

The Notes mentioned herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, any state securities laws or the laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.


Certain statements in this announcement are forward-looking statements based on current expectations. By their nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions and are subject to important known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause our actual results in future periods to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

About Kongsberg Automotive ASA
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