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2018-03-13 15:50 CET
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Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 of the Securities Market Act (BlackRock, Inc.)

SAMPO PLC    STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE    13 March 2018 at 4:50 pm

Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 of the Securities Market Act (BlackRock, Inc.)

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 attached to Sampo A shares (ISIN: FI009003305) owned directly or through financial instruments by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID 32-0174421) and its funds increased on 12 March 2018 above five (5) per cent of Sampo plc's total number of shares.

Sampo's share capital comprises 555,351,850 shares, of which 554,151,850 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 560,151,850.

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 4.98% shares

4.94% voting rights
0.06% shares

0.06% voting rights
5.05% shares

5.00% voting rights
Positions of previous notification (if applicable) 4.95% shares

Below 5% voting rights
0.06% shares

Below 5% voting rights
5.01% shares

Below 5% 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
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   27,677,944 shares

27,677,944 voting rights
  4.98% shares

4.94% voting rights
SUBTOTAL A   27,677,944 shares

27,677,944 voting rights
  4.98% shares

4.94% voting rights

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

Type of financial
instrument
Expiration date Exercise/
Conversion Period
Physical or
cash settlement
Number of shares
and voting rights
% of shares and
voting rights
Securities Lent N/A N/A Physical 159,006 shares

159,006 voting rights
0.03% shares

0.03% voting rights
CFD N/A N/A Cash 182,746 shares

182,746 voting rights
0.03% shares

0.03% voting rights
      SUBTOTAL B 341,752 shares

341,752 voting rights
0.06% shares

0.06% voting rights

SAMPO PLC

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

Distribution:
Nasdaq Helsinki
London stock exchange
The principal media
Financial Supervisory Authority
www.sampo.com

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