NOTIFICATION PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 2, SECTION 10 OF SECURITIES

ALMA MEDIA CORP. STOCK EXC. BULLETIN 2.30 PM, 23 AUG. 1999 1/2 NOTIFICATION PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 2, SECTION 10 OF SECURITIES MARKETS ACT The following changes, as referred to in Chapter 2, Section 10 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act, took place to the ownership of Alma Media Corporation on 20 August 1999. Otava-Yhtyneet Group’s holding of Alma Media Corporation’s share capital fell to below 10 % and the holdings of Sampo-Varma Life Insurance Limited and Sampo Group increased to above 5 %. We have received information to the effect that the aggregate holding of Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava and its wholly owned subsidiary United Magazines Ltd in Alma Media Corporation has fallen to 11.93 of the voting rights and 5.82 % of the share capital. On 20 August 1999 Otava-Yhtyneet Group’s holding in Alma Media Corporation was divided as follows: % of % of shares votes Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava Trade Reg. No. 439.156 Series II 7 0.00 0.00 United Magazines Ltd Series I 914 636 5.82 11.93 Trade Reg. No. 75.112 Series II 778 0.00 0.00 Total 915 421 5.82 11.93 We have also learnt that Otvan Kirjasäätiö holds 1,4 % of the shares and 1.4 % of voting rights of Alma Media Corporation. Varma-Sampo Life Insurance Company Limited has informed Alma Media Corporation that its holding of Alma Media Corporation increased on 20 August 1999 to 6.01 % of the shares and 3.92 % of the votes. On 20 August 1999 Varma-Sampo Life Insurance Company Limited, Trade Register No. 321.855, owned Alma Media Corporation stock as follows: Series Number % of % of shares votes Series I 228 898 1.46 2.99 Series II 715 625 4.55 0.93 Total 944 523 6.01 3.92 Sampo Group, through its parent company Sampo Insurance Company plc, has announced that on 20 August 1999 its holding in Alma Media Corporation rose to 6.76 % of the shares and 4.89 % of the voting rights. Sampo Group has informed Alma Media Corporation that on 20 August 1999 it owned Alma Media Corporation stock as follows: Series No. % of % of shares votes Industrial Insurance Ltd Trade Reg. No. 568.749 Series I 193 197 1.23 2.52 Series II 314 688 2.00 0.41 Sampo Life Insurance Company Limited Trade Reg. No. 379.086 Series I 105 342 0.67 1.37 Series II 449 372 2.86 0.59 Total 1 062 599 6.76 4.89 Alma Media Corporation’s Trade Register Number is 733.068. Alma Media Corporation’s share capital comprises 15 730 060 shares in two series: 6 771 586 shares in Series I and 8 958 474 shares in Series II. The nominal value of the shares is FIM 10 in both series. Series I shares carry one vote per share and Series II shares one vote per ten shares at general meetings. ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION Ahti Martikainen Vice President, Corporate Communications Distribution: Helsinki Exchanges
  • Date: 23.8.1999, 08:00
  • News type: Press release

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