ALMA MEDIA CORP. STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 12.3.2007, 19.30
HERTTAÄSSÄ FLAGS CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP
The company has today 12 March 2007 received information to the effect that Oy Herttaässä Ab (business register number 0761658-8) has increased its holding in Alma Media Oyj (business register number 1944757-4) over one tenth (1/10) in a trade on 8 March 2007 and decreased below one tenth (1/10) in a trade on 9 March 2007.
Oy Herttaässä Ab has on 8 March 2007 closed a forward contract that mature on 15 June 2007 and bought the underlying shares. As a result Herttaässä's holding of Alma Media Corporation's shares and votes rose over one tenth (1/10) (9.322.734 shares, 12.495 % of the share capital and voting rights).
Herttaässä has on 9 March 2007 made a forward contract that will mature on 20 March 2008. As the forward contract mature, the holding of Herttaässä in Alma Media share capital and votes will decrease below one tenth (1/10) but will rise over it again after the mature.
Pursuant to the Securities Act, Chapter 2, Section 10, the company inform that Oy Herttaässä Ab's total holding of Alma Media Corporation is now 4.869.734 shares, representing 6,527% of the share capital and votes.
The forward contract on 9 March 2007 refers to 4.453.000 shares, or 5.968% of the share capital and votes.
As the forward contracts mature in 20 March 2008, Oy Herttaässä Ab owns 9.322.734 Alma Media shares, representing 12.495% of the share capital and votes.
The share capital of Alma Media Corporation (business ID code 1944757-4) is 44,767,513.80 euros divided between 74,612,523 shares. The company has one share series. Each share carries one vote, and therefore the total number of votes is 74,612,523.
ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION
substitute to Communications Manager
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 Etuovi.com.
Net sales in 2006 totalled EUR 302 million and the operating margin was 16 %. 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 http://www.almamedia.fi/home