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

Sampo plc (business code 0142213-3) has received a disclosure under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which the number of voting rights related to Sampo A shares (ISIN: FI009003305) owned by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID32-0174421) and its funds have on 28 July 2016 decreased below five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's voting rights. According to the disclosure the current holding of voting rights related to shares is 4.97 per cent. BlackRock, Inc.'s total holding of voting rights, including shares and financial instruments, is 5.01 per cent of Sampo plc's entire voting rights. The number of shares owned remained above five (5) per cent of total number of 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 5.01% shares

4.97% voting rights
0.04% shares

0.04% voting rights
5.05% shares

5.01% voting rights
Positions of previous notification (if applicable)

 
5.05% shares

5.00% voting rights
0.04% shares

0.04% voting rights
5.09% shares

5.04% 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 (if possible)
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   28,075,236 shares
28,075,236 voting rights
  5.01% shares
4.97% voting rights
SUBTOTAL A 28,075,236 shares
28,075,236 voting rights
5.01% shares
4.97% 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 69,116 shares
69,116 voting rights
0.01% shares
0.01% voting rights
Depository Receipt N/A N/A Physical 360 shares
360 voting rights
0.00% shares
0.00% voting rights
CFD N/A N/A Cash 133,955 shares
133,955 voting rights
0.02% shares
0.02% voting rights
      SUBTOTAL B 203,431 shares
203,431 voting rights
0.04% shares
0.04% voting rights

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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