Alma Media Corporation Stock Exchange Announcement 28 February 2008 at 8:50
THE HOLDING OF DANSKE BANK A/S HELSINKI BRANCH IN ALMA MEDIA INCREASED ABOVE 5%
Alma Media has received information to the effect that the holding of Danske Bank A/S Helsinki Branch (1078693-2) in the voting rights and share capital of Alma Media has increased to 1/20 due to the transactions conducted on 26 February 2008. To Alma Media's knowledge Danske Bank A/S Helsinki Branch currently holds in total 4,785,000 Alma Media shares, representing 6.41% of voting rights and share capital.
In addition, Danske Bank A/S Helsinki Branch announces that it has made forward contracts that, in accordance with their current terms and conditions, mature in March 2008 and in June 2008. As these forward contracts mature, the ownership of Danske Bank A/S Helsinki Branch would fall below 1/20.
ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION
Vice President, Corporate Communications and IR
Distribution: Helsinki Stock Exchange, principal media
Alma Media in brief
Alma Media is a profitably growing and internationally expanding company that invests in the future of newspapers and online media. It's best known products are the Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Etuovi.com.
Net sales in 2007 totalled EUR 329 million and the operating margin was over 19%. The company's share is listed in the Mid Cap segment of the OMX Exchange's Nordic List, trading code ALN1V.