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2018-12-21 10:15 CET
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DNA to set up matching shares plan for its personnel


The Board of Directors of DNA Plc has decided on the establishment of a matching shares plan for all DNA personnel. The purpose of the plan is to steer the activities of personnel towards the attainment of strategic objectives, as well as to improve the long-term commitment of personnel and offer incentives in the form of potential increase in share value.

Participation in the matching shares plan is voluntary. The first saving period in 2019-2020 begins in April 2019 and will run until March 2020. Each employee may participate in one saving period at a time, with the saved shares purchased quarterly at market value after the publication of financial results. Participants may purchase shares up to a value of 500 euros per month. The matching shares issued for the saved shares will be paid in a single instalment at the end of the holding period, with DNA issuing each participant one matching share for two purchased shares. The Board of Directors of DNA will decide annually on possible new saving periods and their terms.

Further information:
Marko Rissanen, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, DNA Plc, +358 (0)44 220 3230,
Marja Mäkinen, Head of IR, DNA Plc, +358 (0)44 044 1262,
DNA Corporate Communications, +358 (0)44 044 8000,

DNA Ltd is a Finnish telecommunications group providing high-quality voice, data and TV services for communication, entertainment and working. DNA is Finland's largest cable operator and the leading pay TV provider in both cable and terrestrial networks. For DNA, the key area for growth in corporate business is the new way of working, independent of time and place, facilitated by smart terminal devices, diverse communications services and rapid connections. In 2017, DNA recorded net sales of EUR 886 million and an operating profit of EUR 124 million. DNA has more than 4 million subscriptions in its fixed and mobile communications networks. The Group also includes DNA Store, Finland's largest retail chain selling mobile phones. DNA shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @DNA_fi and Facebook.