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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 the notification the total number of Sampo A shares (ISIN: FI009003305) owned directly or through financial instruments by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID 32-0174421) and its funds decreased on 4 February 2016 below five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's entire stock. According to the notification dated 4 February 2016 BlackRock Inc. and its funds held previously 5.03 per cent of Sampo plc's shares. The voting rights attached to the shares owned directly or through financial instruments remained below five (5) per cent of total number 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.

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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