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SAMPO PLC      STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE       1 September 2016 at 5:30 pm

Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 of the Securities Market Act

Sampo plc (business code 0142213-3) has received a disclosure under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which the number of Sampo A shares (ISIN: FI009003305) and financial instruments owned by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID32-0174421) and its funds directly or indirectly have on 31 August 2016 decreased below five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's total number of shares. The number of voting rights related to shares remained under 5 per cent.

Sampo's share capital comprises 560,000,000 shares, of which 558,800,000 are A shares and 1,200,000 are B shares. Each A share entitles its holder to one (1) vote and each B share to five (5) votes. Thus, the total number of votes is 564,800,000.

Total positions of BlackRock, Inc and its funds subject to the notification:

  % of shares and voting rights (total of A)% of shares and voting rights through financial instruments (total of B)Total of both in % (A+B)
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached below 5% shares

below 5% voting rights
below 5% shares

below 5% voting rights
below 5% shares

below 5% voting rights
Positions of previous notification (if applicable)

4.88% shares

4.84% voting rights
0.14% shares

0.14% voting rights
5.03% shares

4.99% voting rights


Jarmo Salonen
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