ALMA MEDIA CORP. STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 21.1.2008, at 17.30
HERTTAÄSSÄ FLAGS CHANGE OF SHAREHOLDING IN ALMA MEDIA
Alma Media Corporation has on January 21st, 2008 received an announcement according to which Oy Herttaässä Ab's (business ID 0761658-8) holding of Alma Media Corporation's shares and voting rights has risen above 20 percent, following forward contracts done on January 17th, 2008.
Pursuant to the Securities Act, Chapter 2, Section 10 we inform that the share ownership of Oy Herttaässä Ab in Alma Media after January 17th 2008 is as follows:
7.692.798 shares, corresponding 10.3 % of shares and voting rights.
4.295.300 shares, corresponding 5.75 % of shares and voting rights. These forward contracts mature in February 2008.
3.454.500 shares, corresponding 4.63 % of shares and voting rights. These forward contracts mature in March 2008.
The total holding of Oy Herttaässä Ab is 20.68 % of Alma Media's shares and voting rights.
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
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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 2006 totalled EUR 302 million and the operating margin was 16 %. 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