ALMA MEDIA CORP. STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 10 NOV 2006, 4.15 P.M. 1 (1)
EVLI GROUP TO RAISE ITS HOLDING IN ALMA MEDIA TO 5.6 %
The company has received information to the effect that Evli Bank Plc (business ID 0533755-0) and Evli Fund Management Company (business ID 0744659-0) have raised their total holding in Alma Media to over one twentieth (1/20) in a trade on 6 November 2006. Pursuant to the Securities Act, Chapter 2, Section 10, we inform that:
Evli Bank Plc's holding on 6 November 2006:
3 872 047 shares, share of share capital and voting rights 5.19 %
Evli Fund Management Company's holding on 6 November 2006:
289 500 shares, share of share capital and voting rights 0.39 %
Evli Group's holding on 6 November 2006:
4 161 537 shares, share of share capital and voting rights 5.58 %
At the same time Evli Bank Plc has sold 3 653 360 Alma Media shares equalling 4.90 % of share capital and voting rights in a forward trade. When the forward trade matures, Evli Bank Plc's share of share capital and voting rights will decrease below one twentieth (1/20).
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
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 2005 totalled EUR 286 million and the operating margin was almost 15 %. The company's share is listed in the Mid Cap segment of the OMX Exchange's Nordic List, trading code ALN1V. More information at http://www.almamedia.fi/home