Sampo Oyj Sampo Plc: Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 Of The Securities Market Act (BlackRock, Inc.)

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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 or

through financial instruments by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID 32-0174421)

and its funds decreased on 25 January 2018 below five (5) per cent of

Sampo plc's total stock.

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 % of shares and voting rights through financial instruments Total of both in %

rights (total of A) (total of B) (A+B)

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold Below 5% shares Below 5% shares Below 5% shares

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

Positions of previous notification (if applicable) 4.996% shares 0.01% shares 5.01% shares

Below 5% voting rights Below 5% voting rights 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 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 Below 5% shares Below 5% shares

Below 5% voting rights Below 5% voting rights

SUBTOTAL A Below 5% shares Below 5% shares

Below 5% voting rights Below 5% 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 Below 5% shares Below 5% shares

Below 5% voting rights Below 5% voting rights

CFD N/A N/A Cash Below 5% shares Below 5% shares

Below 5% voting rights Below 5% voting rights

SUBTOTAL B Below 5% shares Below 5% shares

Below 5% voting rights Below 5% 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

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

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 26, 2018 09:45 ET (14:45 GMT)

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