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2015-05-20

Ferratum: Carmignac beyond 5%

Ferratum Oyj / Ferratum: Carmignac beyond 5%. Processed and transmitted by
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Helsinki/Berlin, May 20, 2015 - Ferratum Oyj (ISIN: FI4000106299, WKN: A1W9NS;
together with its consolidated subsidiaries hereinafter "Ferratum Group" or
"Ferratum"), an international provider of mobile consumer loans and a pioneer
in the field of "financial technology", has recorded a favorable change in
its shareholder structure. Carmignac Gestion bought 1,012,889 shares from AS
Pontos Capital and its subsidiary (Pontos Companies), exceeding the threshold
of 5 % and now amounting to 1,988,811 shares (9.15 % of all shares and votes
in Ferratum). ICF Bank AG, as Sole Global Arranger and Sole Bookrunner in
Ferratum's IPO, had given its prior consent to the transaction in the light
of a very positive share price development since the IPO. The Ferratum share
was sold at EUR 17 during the IPO in February this year and traded at EUR
23.9 at the end of yesterday's trading session in the XETRA system (+40.6 %).

Pontos has further informed Ferratum that 300,000 further shares from Pontos
Companies have been sold to three other institutional investors. Pontos
Companies now holds (directly and indirectly through PontCap 1 OÜ) 200,000
shares and votes in Ferratum (0.92 %).

Jorma Jokela, founder and CEO of the Ferratum Group, states: "We are pleased
that with Carmignac Gestion, an internationally recognized investment
company, has acquired further shares in Ferratum. This shows the great
confidence the investor has in our sustainable growth strategy. With assets
under management of 58 billion Euros Carmignac Gestion is currently one of
the leading European players in asset management."

Pontos Group invests into private equity and real estate in Finland, the
Baltic States and Portugal, aiming to secure sustainable growth in all
partnerships and investments. Pontos Companies have been investing in
Ferratum since 2009. Kai Becker, CEO of Pontos Group, comments: "Ferratum has
steadily continued its growth trend in recent years which had been
accelerated again by the successful IPO earlier this year. After six years of
engagement, the time came for Pontos to sell a large part of our shares in
Ferratum Oyj."

About Ferratum Group:

The Finnish Ferratum Group, a pioneer for mobile consumer loans in Europe,
offers short-term consumer loans. Ferratum's customers can utilize digital
media to apply for consumer credit in amounts varying between EUR 25 and EUR
2,000. Managed by its founder Jorma Jokela, Ferratum has expanded rapidly
since it was founded in 2005: Ferratum has 1.0 million active and former
customers who have been granted one or more loans in the past and 3.0 million
total user accounts in its database (as of 31 March 2015). Ferratum is
represented in 21 markets and employs 383 people as of 31 December 2014.

Contact:

Ferratum Group
Dr. Clemens Krause, CFO
T: +49 30 88715308
F: +49 30 88715309
M: clemens.krause@ferratum.com

Ferratum Group
Paul Wasastjerna
Head of Investor Relations
T: +358 40 7248247
F: +358 20 741 1614
M: paul.wasastjerna@ferratum.com

cometis AG
Henryk Deter | Mariana Kuhn
T: +49 611 20 58 55-61
F: +49 611 20 58 55-66
M: kuhn@cometis.de

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Source: Ferratum Oyj via Globenewswire

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