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2014-04-09

Announcement under Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act: OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative's shareholding in Pohjola Bank plc

Pohjola Bank plc

Stock exchange release
9 April 2014, at 12.00

Announcement under Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act:
OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative'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 OP-Pohjola Group
Central Cooperative that OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative has purchased
Pohjola Bank plc shares, based on its bid for the shares, with the result
that its holding exceeds two-thirds and the threshold of 90% of all Pohjola
Bank plc shares and the threshold of 90% of the votes conferred by the
shares. The execution of the trades on 8 April 2014 based on the bid has
increased the total shareholding of OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative in
Pohjola Bank plc to 94.05% of all Pohjola Bank plc shares and the votes
conferred by the shares to 96.78% of all the votes.

Offeror's existing shares and votes:
Number of shares: 300,547,394
Proportion of all shares: 94.05%.
Number of votes: 570,713,590.
Proportion of votes: 96.78%.

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. 010 252 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.

www.pohjola.com

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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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