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Sampo plc: 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 by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID32-0174421) and the following funds has on 4 September 2015 increased above five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's entire stock. According to the disclosure the current holding of Sampo shares is 5.05 per cent.

  Number of voting rights related to Sampo A shares Share of total voting rights, %
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 150,857 0.03
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 3,217,445 0.57
BlackRock Advisors. LLC 309,731 0.06
BlackRock Asset Management  Canada Limited 167,441 0.03
BlackRock Asset Management  Deutschland AG 554,108 0.10
BlackRock Asset Management  North Asia Limited 3,087 0.00
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 325,114 0.06
BlackRock Fund Advisors 4,286,479 0.76
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 6,922,554 1.23
BlackRock International Limited 284,138 0.05
BlackRock Investment Management  (Australia) Limited 134,835 0.02
BlackRock Investment Management  (UK) Limited 10,624,083 1.88
BlackRock Investment Management  Limited, LLC 673,390 0.12
BlackRock Japan Co, Ltd 599,944 0.11
Total 28,253,206 5.00

According to a disclosure on 3 September 2015 BlackRock, Inc. held 5.02 per cent of total number of shares but the voting rights attached to the shares did not exceed five (5) per cent of total number of voting rights at the time.

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.

SAMPO PLC

Jarmo Salonen

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

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

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