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SAMPO PLC         STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE   31 August 2016 at 1:30 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 total number of voting rights related to Sampo A shares (ISIN: FI009003305) owned by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID32-0174421) and its funds directly or indirectly have on 30 August 2016 decreased below five (5) per cent of the total number of voting rights related to Sampo plc's shares.

According to the disclosure, the current holding of BlackRock, Inc. and its funds (including financial instruments according to SMA 9:6a) is 5.03 per cent of the shares. The number of voting rights related to shares amounts to 4.99 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 4.88% shares

4.84% voting rights
0.14% shares

0.14% voting rights
5.03% shares

4.99% voting rights
Positions of previous notification (if applicable)

 
4.96% shares

4.92% voting rights
0.12% shares

0.12% voting rights
5.08% shares

5.04% voting rights

Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed:

A: Shares and voting rights:

Class/type of shares
ISIN code (if possible)
Number of shares and voting rights% of shares and voting rights
Direct
(SMA 9:5)
Indirect
(SMA 9:6 and 9:7)
Direct
(SMA 9:5)
Indirect
(SMA 9:6 and 9:7)
FI0009003305   27,352,984 shares
27,352,984 voting rights
  4.88% shares
4.84% voting rights
SUBTOTAL A 27,352,984 shares
27,352,984 voting rights
4.88% shares
4.84% voting rights

B: Financial instruments according to SMA 9:6a:

Type of financial
instrument
Expiration dateExercise/
Conversion Period
Physical or
cash settlement
Number of shares
and voting rights
% of shares and
voting rights
Securities Lent N/A N/A Physical 314,521 shares
314,521 voting rights
0.06% shares
0.06% voting rights
Depository Receipt N/A N/A Physical 396 shares
396 voting rights
0.00% shares
0.00% voting rights
CFD N/A N/A Cash 489,203 shares
489,203 voting rights
0.09% shares
0.09% voting rights
      SUBTOTAL B 804,120 shares
804,120 voting rights
0.14% shares
0.14% voting rights

SAMPO PLC

Jarmo Salonen

Head of Investor Relations and Group Communications
tel. +358 10 516 0030

Distribution:
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