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Reports for 2018

Group CEO's review
Group CEO's review

“I have kept my promise to our shareholders to strive for increased dividends each year.”

- Kari Stadigh

DIVIDEND PROPOSAL
2.85
EUR PER SHARE
Board’s dividend increase proposal to the AGM is the tenth in a row. Dividend yield for 2018 is 7.4 per cent based on the closing price at 31 December 2018.
DIVIDEND PROPOSAL, EUR
2.85
PROFIT BEFORE TAXES, EURm
2,094
EARNINGS PER SHARE, EUR
3.04
RETURN ON EQUITY, %
7.5
Board’s dividend increase proposal to the AGM is the tenth in a row. Dividend yield for 2018 is 7.4 per cent based on the closing price at 31 December 2018.

Businesses

Sampo Group’s insurance operations excelled in 2018. Group CEO and the Managing Directors of the group companies look back to the most significant events of the year.

Sampo Group Reports

Sampo's reporting for the year 2018 consists of the Board of Directors' Report and Financial Statements, the Risk Management Report, the Corporate Governance Statement and the Remuneration Report. The Group Corporate Responsibility Report and the Solvency and Financial Condition Report for the year 2018 were published in May 2019.

Reports of the Group Companies

If

If is the leading property and casualty insurer in the Nordic region, with operations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the Baltic countries. If’s operations are divided into four business areas: Private, Commercial, Industrial and Baltic. If is Sampo plc’s fully-owned subsidiary.

Topdanmark

Topdanmark is the second largest non-life insurance company and the fifth largest life insurance company in Denmark. Topdanmark focuses on the private, agricultural and SME market where the company has around 600,000 customers. The company is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. Topdanmark is Sampo plc’s subsidiary. Sampo plc held 46.7 per cent of Topdanmark’s shares at the end of 2018.

Nordea

Nordea is the largest bank in the Nordic region and among the ten largest financial groups in Europe in terms of total market capitalization with around 11 million customers. Nordea is listed on the Nasdaq exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen and Stockholm. Nordea is Sampo plc's associated company. At the end of 2018 Sampo plc held 21.2 per cent of shares in Nordea.

Mandatum Life

Mandatum Life provides its customers with a variety of services, including wealth management, investments, savings, personal risk insurance, as well as, incentive and reward solutions. In addition to Finland, Mandatum Life operates in the Baltic countries. Mandatum Life has an estimated 300,000 private and more than 20,000 corporate customers. Mandatum Life is Sampo plc’s fully-owned subsidiary.

Financial Information and Annual General Meeting in 2019

Sampo will publish two Interim Statements and a Half-Year Financial Report in 2019. The quarterly reports and related supplementary materials will be available at www.sampo.com/result. The website also includes releases published by Sampo, monthly updated shareholder data and other investor information. The latest information regarding events is available at www.sampo.com/calendar.

Record Date of the Annual General Meeting
28
March 2019

Shareholder who is registered on 28 March 2019 in the Shareholders’ Register of Sampo plc held by Euroclear Finland Ltd has the right to participate in the Annual General Meeting. A shareholder, whose shares are registered on his/her personal Finnish book-entry account, is registered in the Shareholders’ Register of the company.

Annual General Meeting

28 Mar Record Date of the Annual General Meeting
04 Apr Deadline for the AGM Registration
09 Apr Annual General Meeting

Dividend

10 Apr Ex-dividend Date
11 Apr Record Date of the Dividend Payment
18 Apr Dividend Payment Date

Quarterly Reports

08 May Interim Statement Jan - Mar 2019
07 Aug Half-Year Financial Report 2019
06 Nov Interim Statement Jan - Sep 2019