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Sampo plc: Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 of the Securities Market Act

PR-Inside.com: 2017-03-20 13:52:01

SAMPO PLC          STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE       20 March 2017 at 2:50 pm

Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 of the Securities Market Act

Sampo plc (business code 0142213-3) has today received a disclosure under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which the total number of voting rights related to Sampo A shares (ISIN: FI009003305) owned directly or through financial instruments by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID 32-0174421) and its funds decreased on 17 March 2017 below five (5) per cent of all votes. In addition, the Sampo A shares owned directly by BlackRock, Inc. and its funds decreased below five (5) per cent of all Sampo plc shares.

Sampo's share capital comprises 560,000,000 shares, of which 558,800,000 are A shares and 1,200,000 are B shares. Each A share entitles its holder to one (1) vote and each B share to five (5) votes. Thus, the total number of votes is 564,800,000.

Total positions of BlackRock, Inc and its funds subject to the notification:

  % of shares and voting rights (total of A) % of shares and voting rights through financial instruments (total of B) Total of both in % (A+B)
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 4.98% shares

Below 5% voting rights
0.05% shares

Below 5% voting rights
5.03% shares

Below 5% voting rights
Positions of previous notification

 
5.02% shares

4.98% voting rights
0.05% shares

0.05% voting rights
5.07% shares

5.03% voting rights

Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed:

A: Shares and voting rights:

Class/type of shares
ISIN code
Number of shares and voting rights % of shares and voting rights
Direct
(SMA 9:5)
Indirect
(SMA 9:6 and 9:7)
Direct
(SMA 9:5)
Indirect
(SMA 9:6 and 9:7)
FI0009003305   27,860,501 shares
Below 5% voting rights
  4.98% shares
Below 5% voting rights
SUBTOTAL A 27,860,501 shares
Below 5% voting rights
4.98% shares
Below 5% voting rights

B: Financial instruments according to SMA 9:6a:

Type of financial
instrument
Expiration date Exercise/
Conversion Period
Physical or
cash settlement
Number of shares
and voting rights
% of shares and
voting rights
Securities Lent N/A N/A Physical 57,085 shares
Below 5% voting rights
0.01% shares
Below 5% voting rights
CFD N/A N/A Cash 223,664 shares
Below 5% voting rights
0.04% shares
Below 5% voting rights
      SUBTOTAL B 280,749 shares
Below 5% voting rights
0.05% shares
Below 5% voting rights

SAMPO PLC

Jarmo Salonen
Head of Investor Relations and Group Communications
tel. +358 10 516 0030

Distribution:
Nasdaq Helsinki
London Stock Exchange
The principal media
Financial Supervisory Authority
www.sampo.com




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