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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 the notification the total number of Sampo A shares (ISIN: FI009003305) owned by Capital Income Builder (CIB) increased on 24 February 2016 to over five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's entire stock. The voting rights attached to the shares remained below five (5) per cent of total number of voting rights.

CIB is a mutual fund registered in the United States under Investment Company Act of 1940. CIB is the legal owner of shares in Sampo Oyj. CIB has delegated proxy voting authority to its investment adviser, Capital Research and Management Company (CRMC), a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of the Capital Group Companies, Inc. (CGC).

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 Capital Income Builder (CIB) 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 5.02% shares

Below 5% voting rights
N.A.

 
5.02% shares

Below 5% voting rights
Positions of previous notification (if applicable)

 
N.A. N.A. N.A.

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  28,108,801 shares
Below 5% voting rights
   5.02% shares
Below 5% voting rights
 
SUBTOTAL A 28,108,801 shares
Below 5% voting rights
5.02% shares
Below 5% 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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