Alma Media Corporation Stock Exchange Release 11 August 2009 at 9:45
ALMA MEDIA: ANNOUNCEMENT PURSUANT TO THE SECURITIES ACT, CHAPTER 2, SECTION 10
Alma Media Corporation has received flagging notices submitted by Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ.) Helsinki Branch, Ilkka-Yhtymä Oyj and Kaleva Kustannus Oy.
According to its notice, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) Helsinki Branch has on 10 August 2009 divested in total 11,958,000 Alma Media shares to Ilkka-Yhtymä Oyj and Kaleva Kustannus Oy, as the conditions of the agreement made by the companies on 1 July 2009 fulfilled. The conditions of the agreement have been described in the Stock Exchange Release issued by Alma Media on 2 July 2009. Due to the transaction, the shareholding of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) Helsinki Branch in all shares and votes in Alma Media has fallen below the flagging limit of 1/20 to zero.
Ilkka-Yhtymä Oyj (business ID 0182140-9) has, according to its notice, on 10 August 2009 acquired 7,500,000 Alma Media shares. As a consequence of the transaction, the shareholding of Ilkka-Yhtymä Oyj in all shares and votes in Alma Media exceeds the flagging limit of 1/5 as is currently 20.40% (in total 15,218,991 shares and votes).
Kaleva Kustannus Oy (business ID 0187274-0) has, according to its notice, on 10 August 2009 acquired 4,458,000 Alma Media shares. As a consequence of the transaction, the shareholding of Kaleva Kustannus Oy in Alma Media exceeds the flagging limit of 1/20 and is currently 5.97% (4,458,000 shares and votes).
The share capital of Alma Media Corporation (business ID 1944757-4) 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
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Alma Media in brief
Alma Media is a profitably growing and internationally expanding company that invests in the future of newspapers and online media. Its best known products are the Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Etuovi.com.
Net sales in 2008 totalled EUR 341 million and the operating margin was over 14%. The company's share is listed in the Mid Cap segment of the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Please visit www.almamedia.com for further information.