ALMA MEDIA CORP. STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 19 JULY 2006, 6.OO P.M. 1 (1)
CAPITAL GROUP'S HOLDING IN ALMA MEDIA DECREASES TO 3.7 %
The company has received information to the effect that Capital Group's (taxpayer ID 86-0206507) holding in Alma Media Corporation has decreased below one twentieth (1/20) of the company's share capital and voting rights in a trade concluded on 14 July 2006. Pursuant to Securities Act, Chapter 2, Section 10, we inform that:
Capital Group's holding:
2 745 572 shares, share of share capital and voting rights 3.68 %
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: OMX Helsinki Exchanges, principal media
Alma Media is a Finnish media group that publishes newspapers, produces and distributes economic information, and maintains online marketplaces. The Group's portfolio contains business, afternoon, regional, local and town papers. Alma Media also owns leading online marketplaces, a business that it is expanding into markets outside Finland.
Alma Media's best known products are the Aamulehti, Iltalehti and Kauppalehti papers and the Etuovi.com home-buying Internet service. The Group derives about half of its net sales from media advertising and roughly 40 % from newspaper circulation revenues. Net sales of continuing operations in 2005 amounted to MEUR 286, generating an operating profit of MEUR 42 or an operating margin of 14.8 %. The company's share is quoted on the Main List of the Helsinki Exchanges. More information at http://www.almamedia.fi/home.