NOTIFICATION PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 2, SECTION 10 OF SECURITIES MARKETS ACT

ALMA MEDIA CORP. STOCK EXCHANGE BULLETIN 1.15 PM, 12 MAY 1999 NOTIFICATION PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 2, SECTION 10 OF SECURITIES MARKETS ACT Sampo Group has announced that it holds 4.17 % of the voting rights and 3.26 % of the stock of Alma Media Corporation. Industrial Insurance Ltd and Sampo Life Insurance Company Ltd signed a share purchase option agreement on 17 December 1998. Should these purchase options be exercised, Sampo Group’s holding in Alma Media Corporation would increase to 8.07 % of the voting rights and 7.02 % of the shares. This notification is made owing to an amendment to Chapter 2, Sections 9 and 10 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act which came into force on 1 April 1999. Sampo Group has informed Alma Media Corporation that on 1 April 1999 it owned Alma Media Corporation stock as follows: Series No. % of % of shares votes Industrial Insurance Ltd Trade Reg. No. 568.749 Series I 193 197 1.23 2.52 Series II 100 000 0.64 0.13 Sampo Life Insurance Company Limited Trade Reg. No. 379.086 Series I 105 342 0.67 1.37 Series II 114 685 0.73 0.15 Total 513 224 3.26 4.17 Industrial Insurance Ltd and Sampo Life Insurance Company Limited concluded a purchase option agreement on 17 December 1998 concerning Industrial Insurance Ltd’s holding of 133 078 Alma Media Corporation Series I shares and 162 198 Series II shares, and Sampo Life Insurance Company Limited’s holding of 133 077 Series I shares and 162 198 Series II shares. Should these options be exercised in full, Sampo Group’s holding in Alma Media Corporation would increase to 8.07 % of the voting rights and 7.02 % of the shares. On 1 April 1999 Sampo Group’s holding including its option rights were as follows: Series No. % of % of shares rights Industrial Insurance Ltd Trade Reg. No. 568.749 Series I 326 275 2.07 4.26 Series II 262 198 1.67 0.34 Sampo Life Insurance Company Ltd Trade Reg. No. 379.086 SeriesI 238 419 1.52 3.11 Series II 276 883 1.76 0.36 Total 1 103 775 7.02 8.07 ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION Ahti Martikainen Vice President, Corporate Communications Distribution: Helsinki Exchanges
  • Date: 12.5.1999, 08:00
  • News type: Stock exchange release

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