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SAMPO PLC      STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE      27 September 2016 at 9:30 am

Sampo commences the mandatory offer for Topdanmark and publishes an offer document

Sampo plc announced on 7 September 2016 the obligation to make a mandatory offer to the shareholders of Topdanmark A/S. The offer period of the mandatory offer commences today and expires on 25 October 2016 at 16:00 (CET), unless otherwise announced. The cash price offered in the mandatory offer is DKK 183 for each share issued by Topdanmark. Detailed information concerning the mandatory offer, in the form of an offer document, is now available, with certain restrictions, at www.sampo.com.

In the mandatory offer, Sampo offers to acquire all outstanding shares, excluding treasury shares, and other financial instruments, warrants and share options, if applicable, issued by Topdanmark and shares held by Topdanmark shareholders resident in certain restricted jurisdictions.

The mandatory offer is made pursuant to the Danish Takeover Order (no. 562 of 2 June 2014) Section 2(1). According to the Danish Takeover Order Sections 20 and 27, a Danish translation of this release is attached to this release.

SAMPO PLC
Board of Directors

Further information:

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

Maria Silander
Communications Manager
tel. +358 10 516 0031

Distribution:
Nasdaq Helsinki
Nasdaq Copenhagen
London Stock Exchange
The principal media
Financial Supervisory Authority
www.sampo.com

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The Mandatory Offer described in this announcement is made pursuant to the Danish Securities Trading Act and the Danish Takeover Order and is governed by Danish law.

This announcement does not contain or constitute an offer of, or the solicitation of an offer to purchase, buy or subscribe for, securities to any person in the United States of America, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Hong Kong or Japan or in any other jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws or regulations of such jurisdiction.

This announcement is not an offer to purchase securities in the United States of America. Securities may not be offered, purchased or sold in the United States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Any public offer to purchase securities to be made in the United States of America would be made by means of a prospectus or offer document that would be obtained from Sampo and would contain detailed information about Topdanmark and management, as well as financial statements. There will be no offer to purchase securities in the United States of America, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Hong Kong or Japan or in any other jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws or regulations of such jurisdiction.




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