Alma Media Corporation Stock Exchange Release 17 April 2009 at 15.30
OY HERTTAÄSSÄ AB DID NOT APPLY FOR A SPECIAL AUDIT OF ALMA MEDIA FROM THE STATE PROVINCIAL OFFICE
Oy Herttaässä Ab, a shareholder of Alma Media Corporation, proposed to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Alma Media held in 11 March 2009 that a special audit should be conducted regarding the administration and accounting of Alma Media in 2006, 2007, 2008 and in the present year. The AGM considered the proposal, and as the shareholding of Oy Herttaässä Ab exceeds 10%, the proposal was included in the meeting minutes.
A shareholder may apply for a special audit from the State Provincial Office of the company's domicile. The application must be done during one month after the AGM. The State Provincial Office of Helsinki has confirmed to Alma Media that it has not received application related with Alma Media Corporation from Oy Herttaässä Ab.
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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 341million and the operating margin was over 14%. The company's share is listed in the Mid Cap segment of the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Exchange, trading code ALN1V.