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Sampo plc: Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 of the Securities Market Act (The Capital Group Companies, Inc.)

Sampo plc (business code 0142213-3) has today received a disclosure under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act. According to the notification the number of Sampo A shares (ISIN: FI009003305) owned by The Capital Group Companies, Inc. and the voting rights attached to the shares decreased on 13 November 2018 to under five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's total number of shares and voting rights.

The Capital Group Companies, Inc. ("CGC") is the parent company of Capital Research and Management Company ("CRMC"). CRMC is a U.S.-based investment management company that manages the American Funds family of mutual funds. CRMC manages equity assets for various investment companies through three divisions, Capital Research Global Investors, Capital International Investors and Capital World Investors.  CRMC in turn is the parent company of Capital Group International, Inc. ("CGII"), which in turn is the parent company of five investment management companies ("CGII management companies"): Capital Guardian Trust Company, Capital International, Inc., Capital International Limited, Capital International Sàrl and Capital International K.K. The CGII management companies primarily serve as investment managers to institutional clients.Neither CGC nor any of its affiliates own shares of the issuer for its own accounts. Rather, the shares reported are owned by funds and accounts under the discretionary investment management of one or more of the investment management companies described above.

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 Capital Group Companies, 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 4.9765% of shares

4.9339% of voting rights
0.0000% of shares

0.0000% of voting rights
4.9765% of shares

4.9339% of voting rights
Positions of previous notification (if applicable)

 
6.4843% of shares

6.4291% of voting rights
0.0000% of shares

0.0000% of voting rights
6.4843% of shares

6.4291% of 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 N.A.

27,057,677 shares

27,057,677 voting rights
N.A. 4.8722% of shares

4.8304% of voting rights
ADR shares
1 ADR = 0.5 shares
(US79588J1025)
N.A. 579,600 shares

579,600 voting rights
N.A. 0.1044% of shares

0.1035% of voting rights
SUBTOTAL A 27,637,277 shares and voting rights

4.9765% of shares

4.9339% of voting rights


Full Chain of Controlled Undertakings:

  % 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)
The Capital Group Companies, Inc. 4.9765% of shares

4.9339% of voting rights
0.0000% of shares

0.0000% of voting rights
4.9765% of shares

4.9339% of voting rights
Capital Research and Management Company (1) Below 5% of shares

Below 5% of voting rights
0.0000% of shares

0.0000% of voting rights
Below 5% of shares

Below 5% of voting rights
Capital Guardian Trust Company (2) Below 5% of shares

Below 5% of voting rights
0.0000% of shares

0.0000% of voting rights
Below 5% of shares

Below 5% of voting rights
Capital International, Inc. (2) Below 5% of shares

Below 5% of voting rights
0.0000% of shares

0.0000% of voting rights
Below 5% of shares

Below 5% of voting rights
Capital International Limited (2) Below 5% of shares

Below 5% of voting rights
0.0000% of shares

0.0000% of voting rights
Below 5% of shares

Below 5% of voting rights
Capital International Sárl (2) Below 5% of shares

Below 5% of voting rights
0.0000% of shares

0.0000% of voting rights
Below 5% of shares

Below 5% of voting rights
  1. Wholly owned subsidiary of The Capital Group Companies, Inc.
  2. Wholly owned indirect subsidiaries of Capital Research and Management Company


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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