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2016-02-26

Sampo plc: Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 of the Securities Market Act

SAMPO PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 26 February 2016 at 9.55 am

Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 of the Securities Market Act

Sampo plc (business code 0142213-3) has received a disclosure under Chapter 9,
Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act. According to the notification the
total number of Sampo A shares (ISIN: FI009003305) owned by Capital Income
Builder (CIB) increased on 24 February 2016 to over five (5) per cent of
Sampo plc's entire stock. The voting rights attached to the shares remained
below five (5) per cent of total number of voting rights.

CIB is a mutual fund registered in the United States under Investment Company
Act of 1940. CIB is the legal owner of shares in Sampo Oyj. CIB has delegated
proxy voting authority to its investment adviser, Capital Research and
Management Company (CRMC), a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of the Capital
Group Companies, Inc. (CGC).

Sampo's share capital comprises 560,000,000 shares, of which 558,800,000 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 564,800,000.

Total positions of Capital Income Builder (CIB) and its funds subject to the
notification:

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| % of shares and voting rights (total of A) % of shares and voting rights through financial instruments Total of both in % (A+B) |
| (total of B) |
| Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or 5.02% shares N.A. 5.02% shares |
|reached |
| |
| Below 5% voting rights Below 5% voting rights |
| Positions of previous notification (if applicable) N.A. N.A. N.A. |
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Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold
was crossed:

A: Shares and voting rights:

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| Class/type of shares Number of shares and voting rights % of shares and voting rights |
| |
|ISIN code (if possible) |
| Direct Indirect Direct Indirect |
| |
| (SMA 9:5) (SMA 9:6 and 9:7) (SMA 9:5) (SMA 9:6 and 9:7) |
| FI0009003305 28,108,801 shares 5.02% shares |
| |
| Below 5% voting rights Below 5% voting rights |
| SUBTOTAL A 28,108,801 shares 5.02% shares |
| |
| Below 5% voting rights Below 5% voting rights |
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SAMPO PLC

Jarmo Salonen

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

Distribution:

Nasdaq Helsinki
The principal media
Financial Supervisory Authority
www.sampo.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: Sampo Oyj via Globenewswire

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