Sampo received a license to exceed 20 per cent in Nordea

Stock Exchange Release - 10/20/2009 at 04:55 PM

Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority has today decided to grant Sampo plc a license to increase its holding in Nordea Bank AB (publ) above 20 per cent.

On 20 October 2009 Sampo plc held 800,000,000 shares in Nordea which is equivalent to 19.81 per cent of the shares.


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