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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 number of Sampo A shares (ISIN: FI009003305) and financial instruments owned by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID32-0174421) and its funds directly or indirectly have on 9 March 2017 decreased below five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's total number of shares. The number of voting rights related to shares remained under 5 per cent.

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 below 5% shares

below 5% voting rights
below 5% shares

below 5% voting rights
below 5% shares

below 5% voting rights
Positions of previous notification (if applicable) 4.97% shares

below 5% voting rights
0.06% 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
London stock exchange
The principal media
Financial Supervisory Authority
www.sampo.com

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