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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 Sampo A shares (ISIN: FI009003305) owned directly, indirectly or through financial instruments by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID 32-0174421) and its funds increased on 28 April 2021 above five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's total stock.

In addition, the disclosure obligation arose due to the number of total voting rights attached to Sampo A shares owned directly, indirectly or through financial instruments by BlackRock, Inc. and its funds increasing above 5 per cent of Sampo plc’s total 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 reached4.99% shares

4.95% voting rights
0.05% shares

0.05% voting rights
5.05% shares

5.00% voting rights
Positions of previous notification (if applicable)Below 5% shares

Below 5% voting rights
Below 5% shares

Below 5% voting rights
Below 5% shares

Below 5% 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 27,741,907 shares

27,741,907 voting rights
 4.99% shares

4.95% voting rights
SUBTOTAL A27,741,907 shares

27,741,907 voting rights
4.99% shares

4.95% voting rights

B: Financial instruments according to SMA 9:6a:

Type of financial
instrument
Expiration dateExercise/
Conversion Period
Physical or
cash settlement
Number of shares
and voting rights
% of shares and
voting rights
American Depository Receipt (US79588J1025)N/AN/APhysical269,939 shares

269,939 voting rights
0.05% shares

0.05% voting rights
Securities LentN/AN/APhysical6,110 shares

6,110 voting rights
0.00% shares

0.00% voting rights
CFDN/AN/ACash953 shares

953 voting rights
0.00% shares

0.00% voting rights
   SUBTOTAL B277,002 shares

277,002 voting rights
0.05% shares

0.05% 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