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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 number Sampo A shares and voting rights related to these (ISIN: FI009003305) owned by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID 32-0174421) and its funds have on 22 April 2016 decreased below five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's entire shares and related voting rights. According to the disclosure the current holding of Sampo shares, including physical shares and financial instruments, is 5.19 per cent of shares and 5.14 per cent of voting rights.

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 4.94% shares

4.90% voting rights
0.24% shares

0.24% voting rights
5.19% shares

5.14% voting rights
Positions of previous notification (if applicable)

 
5.08% shares

5.04% voting rights
0.01% shares

0.01% voting rights
5.09% shares

5.05% 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   27,682,218 shares
27,682,218 voting rights
  4.94% shares
4.90% voting rights
SUBTOTAL A 27,682,218 shares
27,682,218 voting rights
4.94% shares
4.90% 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 1,298,519 shares
1,298,519 voting rights
0.23% shares
0.22% 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 78,658 shares
78,658 voting rights
0.01% shares
0.01% voting rights
      SUBTOTAL B 1,377,537 shares
1,377,537 voting rights
0.24% shares
0.24% 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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