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Metro International: Notification of Major Shareholding


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Publication and communication under the Luxembourg act dated 21 July 2012 on
squeeze-outs and sell-outs of securities issued by companies currently or
formerly listed on a regulated market in the European Union


Kinnevik  Media Holding AB,  a private limited  liability company existing under
Swedish  law  with  registered  seat Skeppsbron 18, Box 2094, S-10313 Stockholm,
Sweden,  registered with the Swedish  Companies Registration Office under number
556880-1590, with  email address:  info@kinnevik.se  ("Kinnevik  Media Holding")
which  is held by 100% Investment AB Kinnevik (publ), a public limited liability
company  existing under Swedish law, with  registered seat at Skeppsbron 18, Box
2094, S-10313 Stockholm,   Sweden   registered   with   the 
Swedish Companies Registration Office under number 556047-9742, with email address: info@kinnevik.se being listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm; has notified Metro of the following: Metro has a total issued share capital EUR 1,000,372.64 divided into a total of 528,009,231 shares, having one voting right each. On 18 July 2013, Kinnevik Media Holding acquired by purchase further class A shares/SDRs and class B shares/SDRs, following a private offer made by Investment AB Kinnevik (publ) after delisting of the shares of Metro, so that its direct holding: * of class A shares/SDRs with ISIN number SE0000696841 rose from EUR 492,500.46 to EUR 492,541.90 in the share capital of Metro, corresponding to a rise in the voting rights from 259,947,923 to 259,969,795 in the class A shares/SDRs and to a holding of 98.29% in the class A share/SDRs, and * of class B shares/SDRs SE0000696858 rose from EUR 490,349.12 to EUR 490,385.06 in the share capital of Metro, corresponding to a rise in the voting rights from 258,812,417 to 258,831,389 in the class B shares/SDRs and hence a holding of 98.22% in the class B share/SDRs. The total direct holding of shares/SDR of Kinnevik Media Holding hence rose from EUR 982,849.58 to EUR 982,926.96, corresponding to voting rights which rose from 518,760,340 to 518,801,184 and a holding of 98.26% of the total voting rights in Metro. During an extraordinary shareholder meeting of Metro dated 21 December 2012 the shareholders decided to add voting rights to the class B shares, so that the class B shares have the same voting rights as the class A shares, i.e. one vote for each share. As of 19 July 2013, Verdere S.à r.l. holds shares representing approximately 44.8% of the votes and approximately 10.6% of the share capital in Investment AB Kinnevik (publ). Verdere S.à r.l. is owned, directly and indirectly, by Cristina and Max Stenbeck, 50% each. For further information, please visit www.metro.lu or contact: Kristofer Hellberg, Kinnevik                         Tel: + 46 70 762 00 24 *** ABOUT METRO INTERNATIONAL AND METRO Metro is the largest international newspaper in the world. Metro is published in over 100 major cities in 23 countries across Europe, North & South America and Asia. Metro has a unique global reach - attracting a young, active, well- educated Metropolitan audience of over 18 million daily readers. Notification of Major Shareholding: hugin.info/132142/R/1717668/571219.pdf This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Metro International via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1717668]


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