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Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 of the Securities Market Act

Sampo plc (business code 0142213-3) has on 19 May 2014 received a disclosure under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which the total number of Sampo A shares and related voting rights owned by BlackRock, Inc. (tax ID 32-0174421) has on 19 May 2014 risen above five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's entire stock and voting rights.

BlackRock, Inc.'s holding after the disclosure

Share type Number of shares Percent (%) of
share capital
Percent (%)
voting rights
A share

28,421,934 5.08 5.03
B share 0 0 0
Total 28,421,934 5.08 5.03

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.


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