NORDEA'S HOLDING IN ALMA MEDIA FELL BELOW 10%
Nordea Bank Suomi Oyj, as previously announced, has made forward contracts on Alma Media Corporation shares. Of those, 60,019 contracts (6,001,900 shares) mature in March 2008. As the forward contracts mature in March 2008, the holding of Nordea Bank Suomi Oyj and Nordea Group will fall below 1/20.
Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj has acquired the Alma Media Corporation shares it currently owns as part of its liquidity guarantee business.
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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