Sampo Oyj Sampo Plc: Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 Of The Securities Market Act

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SAMPO PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 11 October 2017 at 5:20 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:

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FI009003305) owned directly or through financial instruments by

BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID 32-0174421) and its funds decreased on 10

October 2017 below five (5) per cent of all votes.

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 voting % of shares and voting rights through financial instruments Total of both in % (A+B)

rights (total of A) (total of B)

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold 5.03% shares 0.01% shares 5.03% shares

was crossed or reached Below 5% of voting rights Below 5% of voting rights Below 5% of voting rights

Positions of previous notification 5.07% shares 0.07% shares 5.14% shares

5.03% voting rights 0.07% voting rights 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 Number of shares and voting rights % of shares and voting rights

ISIN code

Direct Indirect Direct Indirect

(SMA 9:5) (SMA 9:6 and 9:7) (SMA 9:5) (SMA 9:6 and 9:7)

FI0009003305 28,140,448 shares 5.03% shares

below 5% of voting rights below 5% of voting rights

SUBTOTAL A 28,140,448 shares 5.03% shares

below 5% of voting rights below 5% of voting rights

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

Type of financial Expiration Exercise/ Physical or Number of shares % of shares and

instrument date Conversion Period cash settlement and voting rights voting rights

Securities Lent N/A N/A Physical 8,411 shares 0.00% shares

below 5% of voting rights below 5% of voting rights

CFD N/A N/A Cash 21,536 shares 0.00% shares

below 5% of voting rights below 5% of voting rights

SUBTOTAL B 29,947 shares 0.01% shares

below 5% of voting rights below 5% of voting rights

SAMPO PLC

Maria Silander

Communications Manager

tel. +358 10 516 0031

Distribution:

Nasdaq Helsinki

London Stock Exchange

The principal media

Financial Supervisory Authority

www.sampo.com

This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf

of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients.

The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely

responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information

contained therein.

Source: Sampo Oyj via Globenewswire

http://www.sampo.com

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October 11, 2017 10:35 ET (14:35 GMT)