ANNOUNCEMENT PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 2 SECTION 10 OF THE SECURITIES

MARKETS ACT ALMA MEDIA CORP. STOCK EXCH. RELEASE 14 March 2001, 13.00 1/2 ANNOUNCEMENT PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 2 SECTION 10 OF THE SECURITIES MARKETS ACT Alma Media Corporation has received information to the effect that Otava-Kuvalehdet Oy’s subsidiary United Magazines Ltd (Yhtyneet Kuvalehdet Oy) and Bonnier AB have concluded an agreement that, if implemented, would reduce the number of Alma Media Corporation shares and votes owned by the Otava-Yhtyneet group to below 5 % and increase the number of Alma Media Corporation votes owned by Bonnier AB to over 25 % of the total. The agreement was signed on 13 March 2001 and is scheduled to be implemented on 26 March 2001. 1. Holdings of United Magazines Ltd (trade register number 493.156) on the date of notification: Series No. of % of % of votes % of all shares share in same votes capital series I 497961 3.17 % 7.35 % 6.49 % II 366675 2.33 % 4.09 % 0.48 % Total 864636 5.50 % 6.97 % According to the announcement United Magazines Ltd will not own any Alma Media Corporation shares after the agreement is implemented. 2. Holdings of Bonnier AB (trade register number 556508-3663) on the date of notification: Series No. of % of % of votes % of all shares share in same votes capital series I 1627720 10.35 % 24.04 % 21.23 % II 2589523 16.42 % 28.91 % 3.38 % Total 4217243 26.81 % 24.61% 2/2 3. Holdings of Bonnier AB (trade register number 556508-3663) on implementation of the agreement: Series No. of % of % of votes % of all shares share in same votes capital series I 2234426 14.21 % 33.00 % 29.14 % II 2956198 18.79 % 33.00 % 3.86 % Total 5190624 33.00 % 33.00 % Alma Media Corporation’s share capital totals FIM 157.3 million. The share capital is divided between 6,771,586 Series I shares, each with a nominal value of FIM 10, and 8,958,474 Series II shares, each with a nominal value of FIM 10. ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION Ahti Martikainen Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations DISTRIBUTION: Helsinki Exchanges, Principal Media
  • Date: 14.3.2001, 08:00
  • News type: Stock exchange release

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