Sampo plc: Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 of the Securities Market Act
SAMPO PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 21 March 2017 at 1:35 pm
Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 of the Securities Market Act
Sampo plc (business code 0142213-3) has today received a disclosure under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which the total number of voting rights related to Sampo A shares (ISIN: FI009003305) owned directly or through financial instruments by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID 32-0174421) and its funds increased on 20 March 2017 above five (5) per cent of all votes. In addition, the Sampo A shares owned directly by BlackRock, Inc. and its funds increased above five (5) per cent of all Sampo plc shares.
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.
Total positions of BlackRock, Inc and its funds subject to the notification:
% of shares and % of shares and Total of both in voting rights voting rights through % (A B) (total of A) financial instruments (total of B) Resulting situation on 5.02% shares 0.04% shares 5.07% shares the date on which threshold was crossed 4.98% voting 0.04% voting rights 5.03% voting or reached rights rights Positions of previous 4.98% shares 0.05% shares 5.03% shares notification Below 5% voting Below 5% voting Below 5% voting rights rights 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 Number of shares and voting % of shares and voting ISIN code rights rights Direct Indirect Direct Indirect (SMA 9:5) (SMA 9:6 and 9:7) (SMA 9:5) (SMA 9:6 and 9:7) FI0009003305 28,138,372 shares 5.02% shares 28,138,372 voting 4.98% voting rights rights SUBTOTAL A 28,138,372 shares 5.02% shares 28,138,372 voting rights 4.98% voting rights
B: Financial instruments according to SMA 9:6a:
Type of Expiration Exercise/ Physical or Number of % of financial date Conversion cash shares shares instrument Period settlement and voting and rights voting rights Securities N/A N/A Physical 57,085 0.01% Lent shares shares 57,085 0.01% voting voting rights rights CFD N/A N/A Cash 189,286 0.03% shares shares 189,286 0.03% voting voting rights rights SUBTOTAL B 246,371 0.04% shares shares 246,371 0.04% voting voting rights rights
Jarmo Salonen Head of Investor Relations and Group Communications tel. 358 10 516 0030
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