Fiskars to Ring Nasdaq Closing Bell in Celebration of the New Year and Finland’s 100th Anniversary

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–President and CEO Kari Kauniskangas, Fiskars Corporation, alongside
members of the company’s leadership team, will ring the closing bell at
Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in New York City on December 30, 2016,
the last trading day of the year.

As the oldest company in Finland, established in 1649, Fiskars has
transformed fundamentally over the past years and today proudly holds a
strong position in the global consumer goods market,” said Kari
Kauniskangas, President and CEO. “As the year comes to an end and we
look to welcome the New Year, we have many reasons to celebrate as we
continue our journey to become a leading branded consumer goods company
with a family of iconic lifestyle brands.”

Additionally, Fiskars will celebrate the New Year’s Eve ball drop in
Times Square with Waterford, one of the key brands in Fiskars’ brand
portfolio. Waterford has been a part of the New Year’s Eve celebration
in Times Square since 1999. The Waterford Times Square New Year’s Eve
Ball, which is dropped at midnight, is made up of 2,688
skillfully crafted Waterford Crystal triangles. This year, 288 of the
crystal triangles introduce a new pattern, “Gift of Kindness,”
celebrating acts of kindness that enrich our souls, promote
understanding and strengthen the bonds of humanity.

The welcoming of 2017 is a proud moment for Fiskars as it marks the
centennial of Finland’s independence. Furthermore, our world famous
orange-handled scissors will turn 50 years,” continued Kauniskangas.
We’re excited to close the year 2016 on the last trading day at Nasdaq
MarketSite and celebrate the New Year with the more than one billion
people throughout the world who will tune in to see the prestigious
Waterford Ball drop in Times Square.”

Nasdaq livestream information

The Closing Bell ceremony will take place on December 30, 2016 at 4:00
p.m. local time at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City. A live stream
of the ceremony will be available from 3:45–4:00 p.m. at:


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Fiskars – Making the everyday extraordinary

Fiskars serves consumers and customers around the world with a brand
portfolio of globally recognized brands including Fiskars, Gerber,
Iittala, Royal Copenhagen, Waterford, and Wedgwood. Building on our
mission to create a family of iconic lifestyle brands, Fiskars’ vision
is to create a positive, lasting impact on our quality of life. Please
for more information.


Fiskars Corporation
Kaisa Rajala,
+358 204 39 5745
Corporate Communications
Rainah Chang-Faulk, +1 646-935-4063