Alma Media: Announcement pursuant to the Securities Act, Chapter 2, Section 10

Alma Media Corporation   Stock Exchange Announcement    6 June 2008 at 17:20
 
ANNOUNCEMENT PURSUANT TO THE SECURITIES ACT, CHAPTER 2, SECTION 10
 
Alma Media Corporation has been informed that Oy Herttaässä Ab (trade register number 0761658-8), a company controlled by Kai Mäkelä, has today acquired 50 000 forward contracts related to Alma Media's shares from Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy (trade register number 1076761-9). The trade is in accordance with the agreement announced on 26 March 2008.
 
Pursuant to the Securities Act, Chapter 2, Section 10 we inform that current holdings of Oy Herttaässä Ab in Alma Media are as follows:
 
Shareholding
8 947 309 pcs, converted to shares
11.99% of share capital and voting rights
Forward contracts, maturity date 20 March 2009
2 440 500 pcs, converted to shares
3.27% of share capital and voting rights
Forward contracts, maturity date 19 June 2008
4 517 500 pcs, converted to shares
6.05 % of share capital and voting rights
Forward contracts, maturity date 20 March 2009
5 000 000 pcs, converted to shares
6.70 % of share capital and voting rights
 
Provided that the forward contracts will be converted into Alma Media shares, the potential holding of Oy Herttaässä Ab:n would be 28.02% (20,905,309 shares).
 
Pursuant to the Securities Act, Chapter 2, Section 10 we additionally inform that the (potential) shareholding of Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy has fell below 1/20 of share capital and voting rights.
 
Alma Media Corporation's (business ID 1944757-4) share capital is EUR 44,767,513.80 and it is divided into 74,612,523 shares. The company has one series of shares. Each share entitles to one voting right. The total number of voting rights is 74,612,523.

ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION

Rauno Heinonen
Vice President, Corporate Communications and IR
 

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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 Etuovi.com.

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 www.almamedia.fi
  • Date: 6.6.2008, 19:20
  • News type: Stock exchange release

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