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Sampo plc: Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 of the Securities Market Act (BlackRock, Inc.)

Sampo plc (business code 0142213-3) has received a disclosure under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which the total number of voting rights attached to Sampo A shares (ISIN: FI009003305) owned directly or through financial instruments by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID 32-0174421) and its funds decreased on 27 February 2018 below five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's total voting rights. In addition, the total number of Sampo A shares owned directly by BlackRock, Inc. and its
funds and the related voting rights decreased below five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's total shares and voting rights.

Sampo's share capital comprises 555,351,850 shares, of which 554,151,850 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 560,151,850.

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 4.96% shares

 

Below 5% voting rights
0.06% shares

 

Below 5% voting rights
5.03% shares

 

Below 5% voting rights
Positions of previous notification (if applicable) 5.08% shares

 

5.04% voting rights
0.06% shares

 

0.06% voting rights
5.14% shares

 

5.10% 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   27,566,250 shares

Below 5% voting rights
  4.96% shares

Below 5% voting rights
SUBTOTAL A   27,566,250 shares

Below 5% voting rights
  4.96% shares

Below 5% 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 131,148 shares

Below 5% voting rights
0.02% shares

Below 5% voting rights
CFD N/A N/A Cash 229,754 shares

Below 5% voting rights
0.04% shares

Below 5% voting rights
      SUBTOTAL B 360,902 shares

Below 5% voting rights
0.06% 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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