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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 Sampo A shares (ISIN: FI009003305) owned by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID32-0174421) and its funds have on 12 July 2016 decreased below five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's number of shares.

According to the disclosure, the current holding is 4.98 per cent of the physical shares. The number of voting rights related to shares remained below five (5) per cent, as disclosed in the stock exchange release published on 12 July 2016.

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

4.94% voting rights
0.11% shares

0.11% voting rights
5.09% shares

5.05% voting rights
Positions of previous notification (if applicable)

 
5.038% shares

4.995% voting rights
0.059% shares

0.059% voting rights
5.097% shares

5.053% 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   27,911,045 shares
27,911,045 voting rights
  4.98% shares
4.94% voting rights
SUBTOTAL A 27,911,045 shares
27,911,045 voting rights
4.98% shares
4.94% 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 386,144 shares
386,144 voting rights
0.07% shares
0.07% 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 226,792 shares
226,792 voting rights
0.04% shares
0.04% voting rights
      SUBTOTAL B 613,296 shares
613,296 voting rights
0.11% shares
0.11% voting rights

SAMPO PLC

Maria Silander
Communications Manager
tel. +358 10 516 0031

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

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