ALMA MEDIA CORP. STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 18 DEC 2006, 3.30 P.M. 1 (1)
EVLI GROUP TO DECREASE ITS HOLDING IN ALMA MEDIA TO 2.9 %
The company has received information to the effect that Evli Bank Plc (business ID 0533755-0) and Evli Fund Management Company (business ID 0744659-0) have decreased their total holding in Alma Media to below one twentieth (1/20) in a trade on 15 December 2006. Pursuant to the Securities Act, Chapter 2, Section 10, we inform that:
Evli Bank Plc's holding on 15 December 2006:
1 837 729 shares, share of share capital and voting rights 2.46 %
Evli Fund Management Company's holding on 15 December 2006:
349 500 shares, share of share capital and voting rights 0.47 %
Evli Group's holding on 15 December 2006:
2 187 229 shares, share of share capital and voting rights 2.93 %
At the same time Evli Bank Plc has sold 1 879 400 Alma Media shares equalling 2.52 % of share capital and voting rights in a forward trade.
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
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 2005 totalled EUR 286 million and the operating margin was almost 15 %. The company's share is listed in the Mid Cap segment of the OMX Exchange's Nordic List, trading code ALN1V. More information at http://www.almamedia.fi/home