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2016-02-01

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

SAMPO PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 1 February 2016 at 3:35 pm

Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 of the Securities Market Act

Sampo plc (business code 0142213-3) has today 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
directly or through financial instruments by BlackRock, Inc. (USA tax ID
32-0174421) and its funds increased on 29 January 2016 over five (5) per cent
of Sampo plc's entire stock. The voting rights attached to the shares owned
directly or through financial instruments remained below five (5) per cent of
total number of voting rights.

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 BlackRock, Inc 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 5.00% shares 0.02% shares Below 5% voting rights 5.02% shares |
|reached |
| |
| Below 5% voting rights Below 5% voting rights |
| Positions of previous notification (if applicable) Below 5% shares Below 5% shares Below 5% voting rights Below% shares |
| |
| |
| Below 5% voting rights Below 5% voting rights |
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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 27,983,599 shares 5.00% shares |
| |
| Below 5% voting rights Below 5% voting rights |
| SUBTOTAL A 27,983,599 shares 5.00% shares |
| |
| Below 5% voting rights Below 5% voting rights |
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B: Financial instruments according to SMA 9:6a:

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| Type of financial Expiration date Exercise/ Physical or Number of shares % of shares and |
|instrument |
| Conversion Period cash settlement and voting rights voting rights |
| Depository Receipt N/A N/A Physical 360 shares 0.00% shares |
| |
| Below 5% voting rights Below 5% voting rights |
| CFD N/A N/A Cash 123,100 shares 0.02% shares |
| |
| Below 5% voting rights Below 5% voting rights |
| SUBTOTAL B 123,460 shares 0.02% 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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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
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