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The Board of Directors of Doro proposes distribution of business area Doro Care to the shareholders of Doro

2021-10-27

As earlier announced, the Board of Directors of DORO AB (”Doro”) has instructed the management of Doro to prepare a separate listing of the business area Doro Care. As a part of the process, Doro has prepared a distribution the wholly owned subsidiary Careium AB (publ) (“Careium”), which constitutes Doros business area Doro Care.

The Board of Directors has today resolved to propose that an Extraordinary General Meeting is held on November 22, 2021, to resolve to distribute all shares in Careium to the shareholders of Doro. The intention is to list Careium on Nasdaq First North Growth Market during the beginning of December 2021. An information brochure with more information about the distribution proposal will be published on Doro's website, www.doro.com, well in advance of the Extraordinary General Meeting.

The strategy for Doro in recent years has been to separately strengthen the two businesses Doro Phones and Doro Care to create the best conditions for the companies' continued growth and to increase value for shareholders. In 2020, therefore, the two businesses were separated into two distinct business areas in order to further strengthen the opportunities for development.

The Board and management of Doro assess that Careium has now achieved the right conditions to act independently and develop outside Doro. A distribution and listing of Careium's shares is considered to be able to contribute to Careium being able to continue to develop its business model and offering. The assessment is also that there are good conditions for continued value creation by broadening Careium's offering to new customers, geographical reach in Europe and implementing any strategic acquisitions. Against this background, it is proposed that Careium be distributed to Doro's shareholders and that its shares be admitted to trading on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market.

Extraordinary General Meeting
The Board's proposal for distribution will be considered at an Extraordinary General Meeting in Doro on Monday, November 22, 2021. Notice of the Extraordinary General Meeting is published in a separate press release. Provided that the Extraordinary General Meeting resolves to distribute the shares in Careium, Careium's shares are expected to be admitted to trading on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market during the beginning of December 2021.

An information brochure with more information about the distribution proposal will be published on Doro's website, www.doro.com, well in advance of the Extraordinary General Meeting.

Preliminary time schedule
Below is a preliminary time schedule for the proposed distribution and the listing of the shares in Careium. All dates refer to 2021.

Around November 1Publication of information brochure prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting of Doro
November 12Record date for participation in the Extraordinary General Meeting of Doro
November 19Last day for registration for the Extraordinary General Meeting in Doro
November 22Extraordinary General Meeting of Doro
During the beginning of DecemberEstimated time for distribution of, and first day of trading in, Careium's shares