Alma Media Corporation: Evli Bank flags change in holding

ALMA MEDIA CORP.    STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 21.2.2007, 12.00

 
The company has received information to the effect that Evli Bank Plc's holding of Alma Media Corporation's share capital and votes reached one-twentieth (1/20) of the total on 20 February 2007.
 
On 16 February 2007 Evli Bank Plc made a share loan agreement under which it borrowed 4,453,000 Alma Media shares, or 5.97 % of the total share capital and votes on the value date 20 February 2007. The loan period is open.
 
Furthemore, Evli Bank Plc has sold 189,500 Alma Media shares under a forward contract, the amount representing 0.25 % of the shares capital and votes.
 
Pursuant to Chapter 2, Para 10 of the Securities Markets Act we disclose that Evli group's holding is now as follows:
 
 
No. of shares
% of share capital and votes
Evli Bank Plc (business ID code 0533755-0)
4,642,144
6.22 %
Investment funds managed by Evli-Rahastoyhtiö Oy (business ID code 0744659-0)
384,500
0.52 %
Evli group, total
5,026,644
6.74 %
 
 
The share capital of Alma Media Corporation (business ID code 1944757-4) 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
 
 
Terhi Lambert-Karjalainen
Communications Manager
 
 
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: 21.2.2007, 13:00
  • News type: Stock exchange release

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