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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 total number of voting rights related to Sampo A shares (ISIN: FI009003305) owned directly or through financial instruments by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID32-0174421) has on 5 April 2016 increased above five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's entire voting rights. According to the disclosure the current holding of Sampo shares is 5.05 per cent.

According to the notification dated on 5 April 2016 BlackRock, Inc. and its funds held previously 5.01 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 at the time.

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
0.03% shares

0.03% voting rights
5.05% shares

5.00% voting rights
Positions of previous notification (if applicable)

 
4.95% shares

Below 5% voting rights
0.05% shares

Below 5% voting rights
5.00% shares

Below 5% 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   28,083,922 shares
28,083,922 voting rights
  5.01% shares
4.97% voting rights
SUBTOTAL A 28,083,922 shares
28,083,922 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 160,161 shares
160,161 voting rights
0.03% shares
0.03% voting rights
Depository Receipt N/A N/A Physical 378 shares
378 voting rights
0.00% shares
0.00% voting rights
CFD N/A N/A Cash 19,196 shares
19,196 voting rights
0.00% shares
0.00% voting rights
      SUBTOTAL B 179,735 shares
179,735 voting rights
0.03% shares
0.03% 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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