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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) directly owned by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID 32-0174421) and its funds increased on 16 March 2017 above five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's entire stock. The voting rights attached to the shares owned 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.

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 5.02% shares

4.98% voting rights
0.05% shares

0.05% voting rights
5.07% shares

5.03% voting rights
Positions of previous notification

 
4.99% shares

4.94% voting rights
0.06% shares

0.06% voting rights
5.04% shares

5.00% 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
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   28,119,805 shares
28,119,805 voting rights
  5.02% shares
4.98% voting rights
SUBTOTAL A 28,119,805 shares
28,119,805 voting rights
5.02% shares
4.98% 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 42,976 shares
42,976 voting rights
0.01% shares
0.01% voting rights
CFD N/A N/A Cash 252,606 shares
252,606 shares voting rights
0.05% shares
0.04% shares
      SUBTOTAL B 295,582 shares
295,582 voting rights
0.05% shares
0.05% voting rights

SAMPO PLC

Jarmo Salonen
Head of Investor Relations and Group Communications
tel. +358 10 516 0030

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

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