NOTIFICATION PURSUANT TO FINNISH SECURITIES MARKETS ACT

SECTION 10 ALMA MEDIA STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 1 MARCH 2001, 2.00 PM 1 (2) NOTIFICATION PURSUANT TO FINNISH SECURITIES MARKETS ACT CHAPTER 2, SECTION 10 Suomi Mutual Life Insurance Company has acquired the entire share capital of Pohjola Life Insurance Company from Pohjola-Yhtymä Vakuutus Oyj. Consequently, Suomi’s holding of Alma Media Corporation’s voting rights has risen to more than one-twentieth. According to information that Alma Media has received today, Pohjola-Yhtymä Vakuutus Oyj (hereafter Pohjola), in an agreement dated 15 August 2000, granted Suomi Mutual Life Insurance Company (hereafter Suomi) the right to acquire the entire share capital of Pohjola Life Insurance Company (hereafter Pohjola Life) from Pohjola. On 28 February 2001 Suomi announced its intention to exercise this option. This means that pursuant to Chapter 2, Section 9 of the Securities Markets Act, Pohjola Life’s holdings must on the one hand be substracted from the Pohjola group’s other holdings and on the other hand added to Suomi’s other holdings. Consequently, Suomi’s aggregate holding of Alma Media Corporation’s voting rights has risen to over 5 percent. 1. Date when holdings changed: 28 February 2001 2. Suomi’s aggregate holding in Alma Media Corporation Suomi Mutual Life Insurance Company (Trade Register number 2548) Series No. % of % of votes % of all share of all shares votes capital in same series I 294 251 1.87 % 4.35 % 3.84 % II 61 700 0.39 % 0.69 % 0.08 % Total 355 951 2.26 % 3.92 % Pohjola Life Insurance Company (Trade Register number 398709) Series No. % of % of votes % of all share of all shares votes capital in same series I 135 739 0.86 % 2.00 % 1.77 % II 170 350 1.08 % 1.90 % 0.22 % Total 306 089 1.95 % 1.99 % 2 (2) Suomi group total Series No. % of % of votes % of all share of all shares votes capital in same series I 429 990 2.73 % 6.35 % 5.61 % II 232 050 1.48 % 2.59 % 0.30 % Total 662 040 4.21 % 5.91 % Alma Media Corporation’s share capital totals MFIM 157.3. The share capital comprises 6 771 586 Series 1 shares of nominal value ten markka per share and 8 958 474 Series II shares of nominal value ten markka per share. ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION Ahti Martikainen Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations DISTRIBUTION: Helsinki Exchanges, principal media
  • Date: 1.3.2001, 08:00
  • News type: Stock exchange release

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