ALMA MEDIA CORP. STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 29 June 2007, 8.45 p.m.
NORDEA FLAGS CHANGES IN ITS HOLDING IN ALMA MEDIA
The company has received information to the effect that Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj (business ID code 1680235-8), a subsidiary of the Swedish corporation Nordea Bank AB (publ) (business ID code 516406-0120), has 26 June 2007 sold 2.515.000 shares of Alma Media Corporation (business ID code 1944757-4). Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj now holds 8 135 412 shares, or 10.90 % of the total share capital and votes.
Furthermore, Nordea Life Assurance Finland Ltd. (business ID 0927072-8), a subsidiary of the Nordea Group, owns 727.554 Alma Media shares, representing approximately 0.98% of the share capital and votes.
Nordea Group owns altogether 8.862.966 Alma Media shares, or approximately 11.88% of the share capital and votes. Nordea Group's holding of the share capital and votes of Alma Media Corporation has fallen below 3/20.
Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj has made forward contracts on Alma Media Corporation shares, of which 5.937.400 will mature in September 2007, 215.000 will mature in December 2007, 125 000 will mature in January 2008, 105.000 will mature in February 2008 and 1.753.000 will mature in March 2008. As the forward contracts mature in September 2007, the holding of Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj and Nordea Group will fall below 1/20.
The share capital of Alma Media Corporation is 44,767,513.80 euros divided between 74,612,523 shares. The company has one share series. Each share carries one vote, and therefore the total number of votes is 74,612,523.
ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION
Communications Officer, substitute for VP, Corporate Communications and IR
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 http://www.almamedia.fi/home