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2014-04-10

Announcement under Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act: Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company's shareholding in Pohjola Bank plc

Pohjola Bank plc

Stock exchange
10 April 2014 at 1.00 pm

Announcement under Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act:
Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company's shareholding in Pohjola Bank plc

On 9 April 2014, Pohjola Bank plc received an announcement, in accordance with
Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, from Ilmarinen Mutual
Pension Insurance Company that Ilmarinen's ownership of Pohjola Bank plc
after the execution of the trades on 8 April based on the Bid is below the
threshold of 10% and 5% of the total number of Pohjola Bank plc shares and
the threshold of 5% of the total votes conferred by the shares. As a result
of the execution of trades based on the Bid, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension
Insurance Company holds no Pohjola Bank plc shares.

Ilmarinen Pension Insurance Company's ownership of Pohjola Bank plc before the
execution of trades on 8 April 2014 based on the Bid was as follows:
Number of shares: 31,955,142.
Proportion of all shares: 10.0%.
Number of votes: 31,955,142.
Proportion of votes: 5.42%.

Existing Pohjola Bank plc shares held by Ilmarinen Pension Insurance Company
and votes conferred by the shares:
Number of shares: 0.
Proportion of all shares: 0%.
Number of votes: 0.
Proportion of votes: 0%.

The number of Pohjola Bank plc's registered shares totals 319,551,415 which
represent a total of 589,717,611 votes.

Pohjola Bank plc
Carina Geber-Teir
Chief Communications Officer

DISTRIBUTION
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
London Stock Exchange
Major media
pohjola.com, op.fi

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Vesa Aho, CFO, tel. +358 (0)10 252 2336

Niina Pullinen, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, tel. +358 (0)10 252
4494

Pohjola is a Finnish financial services group which provides its customers
with banking, non-life insurance and asset management services. Our mission
is to promote the sustainable prosperity, security and wellbeing of our
customers. Profitable growth and an increase in company value form our key
objectives. Pohjola Group serves corporate customers in Finland and abroad by
providing an extensive range of financial, investment, cash-management and
non-life insurance services. The Group offers non-life insurance and private
banking services to private customers. Pohjola Series A shares have been
listed on the Large Cap List of the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki since 1989. Pohjola's
consolidated earnings before tax amounted to 473 million euros in 2013 and
the balance sheet total amounted to 44 billion euros on 31 December 2013.
Pohjola is part of OP-Pohjola Group, the leading financial services group in
Finland with 4.3 million customers.

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This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Pohjola Pankki Oyj via Globenewswire

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