Share buyback

During the past years, Sampo has been returning excess capital that emerged from the exit of Nordea to shareholders through buybacks. 

The decision of the Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of 2024 authorised the Board to resolve to repurchase, on one or several occasions, a maximum of 50,000,000 Sampo plc A shares on the condition that the number of own shares held by the Company at any given time may not exceed 10 per cent of all the shares in the Company. If the Board decides on share issue without consideration in proportion to shares owned, the maximum number of shares that may be repurchased will be automatically multiplied by the same ratio without any separate decision. The repurchased shares will be cancelled.

The authorisation will be valid until the close of the next Annual General Meeting, however no longer than 18 months from the Annual General Meeting’s decision.


Share buybacks 2021-2023

During the past years, Sampo has been returning excess capital that emerged from the exit of Nordea to shareholders through buybacks. The first buyback programme began on 4 October 2021.

Buybacks by quarter Shares repurchased EURm
Q4/2021 8,539,956 380
Total 2021 8,539,956 380
Q1/2022 8,788,549 379
Q2/2022 6,928,748 308
Q3/2022 8,686,878 379
Q4/2022 8,038,404 377
Total 2022 32,442,579 1,443
Q1/2023 3,191,546 155
Q2/2023 6 697 623 293
Q3/2023 2 683 394 107
Q4/2023 - -
Total 2023 12,572,563 555
Total 2021-2023 53,555,098 2,378

 

Share buyback programmes

Share buyback programme, 3 April 2023 - 1 August 2023

The Board of Directors of Sampo plc decided on 29 March 2023 to launch a buyback programme for Sampo A shares based on the authorisation granted by Sampo’s Annual General Meeting on 18 May 2022. The repurchases of shares started on 3 April 2023 and ended on 1 August 2023.

Sampo repurchased 9,381,017 of its own shares at an average price per share of EUR 42.64. The amount corresponds to 1.8 per cent of all Sampo plc’s shares based on the share count prior to the start of the programme. The repurchase of own shares reduced the company's unrestricted equity by approximately EUR 400 million. The repurchased shares were cancelled on 10 August 2023. 


Share buyback programme, 10 June 2022 - 8 February 2023

The Board of Directors of Sampo plc decided on 9 June 2022 to launch a buyback programme for Sampo A shares based on the authorisation granted by Sampo’s Annual General Meeting on 18 May 2022. The repurchases of shares started on 10 June 2022 and ended on 8 February 2023.

Sampo repurchased 22,083,582 of its own shares at an average price per share of EUR 45.28. The amount corresponds to 4.1 per cent of all Sampo plc’s shares based on the share count prior to the start of the programme. The repurchase of own shares reduced the company's unrestricted equity by approximately EUR 1 billion. The repurchased shares were cancelled on 8 December 2022 and 30 March 2023. 


Share buyback programme, 31 March 2022 - 17 May 2022

The Board of Directors of Sampo plc decided on 30 March 2022 to launch a buyback programme for Sampo A shares based on the authorisation granted by Sampo’s Annual General Meeting on 19 May 2021. The repurchases of shares started on 31 March 2022 and ended on 17 May 2022.

Sampo repurchased 4,961,994 of its own shares at an average price per share of EUR 45.85. The amount corresponds to 0.9 per cent of all Sampo plc’s shares. The repurchase of own shares reduced the company's unrestricted equity by approximately EUR 228 million. The repurchased shares were cancelled on 20 May 2022. 


Share buyback programme, 4 October 2021 - 25 March 2022

The Board of Directors of Sampo plc decided on 1 October 2021 to launch a buyback programme for Sampo A shares based on the authorisation granted by Sampo’s Annual General Meeting on 19 May 2021. The repurchases of shares began on 4 October 2021 and ended on 25 March 2022.

Sampo repurchased 17,128,505 of its own shares at an average price per share of EUR 43.79. The amount corresponds to 3.08 per cent of all Sampo plc's shares. The repurchase of own shares reduced the company's unrestricted equity by approximately EUR 750 million. The repurchased shares were cancelled on 31 March 2022.

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