Nordea's holding in Alma Media fell below 10%

Alma Media Corporation Stock Exchange Announcement 3 March 2008 at 15:45


According to information received by Alma Media Corporation, Nordea Bank Suomi Oyj (business ID 1680235-8), a Finnish subsidiary of the Swedish corporation Nordea Bank AB (publ) (business ID code 516406-0120), has sold 1,301,600 Alma Media shares on Friday, February 29, 2008. Due to this transaction, the holding of Nordea Bank Suomi Oyj in Alma Media has fallen under 1/10 and is currently 8.04% of Alma Media's share capital and voting rights.
Furthermore, Nordea Life Assurance Finland Ltd. (business ID 0927072-8), a subsidiary of the Nordea Group, holds 210,000 Alma Media shares, representing 0.28% of Alma Media's share capital and voting rights.

Altogether, Nordea Group owns currently 6,212,108 Alma Media shares, representing 8.33% of the share capital and votes.

Nordea Bank Suomi Oyj, as previously announced, has made forward contracts on Alma Media Corporation shares. Of those, 60,019 contracts (6,001,900 shares) mature in March 2008. As the forward contracts mature in March 2008, the holding of Nordea Bank Suomi Oyj and Nordea Group will fall below 1/20.

Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj has acquired the Alma Media Corporation shares it currently owns as part of its liquidity guarantee business.

Rauno Heinonen
Vice President, Corporate Communications & IR

DISTRIBUTION: Helsinki Exchanges, principal media

Alma Media is a profitably growing and internationally expanding company that invests in the future of newspapers and the online media. Its best known products are Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and

Net sales in 2007 totalled EUR 329 million and the operating margin was above 19 %. The company's share is listed in the Mid Cap segment of the OMX Nordic Exchange's Nordic List, trading code ALN1V. More information at
  • Date: 3.3.2008, 16:45
  • News type: Stock exchange release

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