Nordea flags changes in its holding in Alma Media

ALMA MEDIA CORP.    STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 12 June 2007, 5.30 p.m.
 
 
NORDEA FLAGS CHANGES IN ITS HOLDING IN ALMA MEDIA
 
The company has received information to the effect that Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj (business ID code 1680235-8), a subsidiary of the Swedish corporation Nordea Bank AB (publ) (business ID code 516406-0120), has 11 June 2007 purchased 125.000 shares of Alma Media Corporation (business ID code 1944757-4). Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj now holds 10.545.412 shares, or 14.13 % of the total share capital and votes.
 
Furthermore, Nordea Life Assurance Finland Ltd. (business ID 0927072-8), a subsidiary of the Nordea Group, owns 753.114 Alma Media shares, representing 1.01% of the share capital and votes.
 
Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj owns altogether 11.298.526 Alma Media shares and its holding of the share capital and votes of Alma Media Corporation has risen above 3/20, being at 15.14%.
 
Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj sold forward contracts on 11 June 2007 corresponding to the shares it has acquired and which mature in January 2008.
 
Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj has made forward contracts on Alma Media Corporation shares, of which 215.000 will mature in June 2007, 5.752.400 will mature in September 2007, 125 000 will mature in January 2008 and 4.453.000 will mature in March 2008. As the forward contracts mature in June 2007, the holding of Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj will fall below 3/20, as the forward contracts mature in September 2007 the holding will fall below 1/10 and as the forward contracts mature in March 2008, the holding will fall below 1/20.
 
Hence, Nordea group's total current holding in Alma Media Corporation is 15.14%, but will fall below 3/20, below 1/10 and below 1/20 as described above.
 
The share capital of Alma Media Corporation 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
 
Rauno Heinonen
VP, Corporate Communications and 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 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
 
  • Date: 12.6.2007, 19:30
  • News type: Stock exchange release

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