Alma Media: Announcement pursuant to the Securities Act, Chapter 2, Section 10

ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION    STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT    26.3.2008, at 9.50
 
 

ALMA MEDIA: ANNOUNCEMENT PURSUANT TO THE SECURITIES ACT, CHAPTER 2, SECTION 10
 
Alma Media Corporation has been informed that Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy (trade register number 1076761-9) has received one-sided agreement whereby Kai Mäkelä or issued purchases 5 000 000 forward contracts related to Alma Media's shares from Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy.
 
Pursuant to the Securities Act, Chapter 2, Section 10 we inform that if Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy invokes the agreement and sells the forward contracts, Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy's potential shareholding in Alma Media would falls below 1/20 of share capital and voting rights.
 
Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy is a company controlled by Ahti Vilppula, a member of Alma Media's Board of Directors. To Alma Media's knowledge, the holdings of the companies controlled by Ahti Vilppula in Alma Media are as follows:
 
 

 
Number of
shares
Maturity date for forward
contracts
Procomex SA
 
 
Holdings of Procomex SA
9801
 
Forward contracts of Procomex SA
0
 
Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy
 
 
Holdings of Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy
300
 
Forward contracts of Helsingin
Mekaanikontalo Oy
5 000 000
March 2008
 
In addition to the holdings presented above, Mr. Ahti Vilppula holds directly 798 Alma Media shares.
 
The holding of Oy Herttaässä Ab (y-tunnus 0761658-8), a company controlled by Kai Mäkelä, is at the moment:
 

 
Number of shares
Holding %
Maturity date
Share holding
8 177 249 pcs
10,96 %
 
Forward contracts
4 804 000 pcs
6,44 %
June 2008
Forward contracts
2 440 500 pcs
3,27 %
March 2009
Total
15 421 749 pcs
20,67 %
 
 
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
 
Rauno Heinonen
Vice President, Corporate Communications and IR
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 2007 totalled EUR 329 million and the operating margin was above 19 %. 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 www.almamedia.fi
 
  • Date: 26.3.2008, 10:50
  • News type: Stock exchange release

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