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

Alma Media Oyj  Stock Exchange Announcement   29 February 2008 at 14:15
 
ALMA MEDIA: ANNOUNCEMENT PURSUANT TO THE SECURITIES ACT, CHAPTER 2, SECTION 10
 
Alma Media Corporation has been informed that the forward contracts held by Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy (trade register number 1076761-9) have been extended, and the company holds currently 95,565 forward contracts that mature in March 2008. If these forward contracts will be converted into Alma Media shares, Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy would hold 12.81% of Alma Media shares. Alma Media announced on 26 November 2007 that Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy holds 821 forward contracts that mature on January 2008 and 54 229 forward contracts that mature on February 2008.
 
According to the information received by Alma Media Corporation, Procomex SA (business register number R.C. Luxembourg B 57.877) has terminated all its Alma Media forward contracts. Currently, Procomex SA holds directly 24,881 Alma Media shares, representing 0.03% of voting rights and share capital of the company.
 
Pursuant to the Securities Act, Chapter 2, Section 10 we inform that the holdings of Procomex SA and Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy in Alma Media Corporation are as follows (subject to the conversion of the forward contracts into Alma Media shares):
 


 
Number of shares
Maturity date for forward contracts
Procomex SA
 
 
Holdings of Procomex SA
24,881
 
Forward contracts of Procomex SA
0
-
Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy
 
 
Holdings of Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy
300
 
Forward contracts of Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy
9,556,500
March 2008
 
Procomex SA and Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy are companies controlled by Ahti Vilppula, a member of Alma Media's Board of Directors. In addition to the holdings presented above, Mr. Ahti Vilppula holds directly 798 Alma Media shares. Subject to the conversion of the forward contracts into Alma Media shares, the combined holding of Procomex SA, Helsingin Mekaanikontalo Oy and Ahti Vilppula in Alma Media Corporation is 9,582,479 shares, representing 12.84%.
 
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

 
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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: 29.2.2008, 15:15
  • News type: Stock exchange release

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