SanomaWSOY Corp. Stock Exchange Release 18 Feb 2008 at 14:00

SanomaWSOY Corporation's share capital has increased by EUR 215.00 due to 500 shares subscribed with 2001B stock options.

The increase of share capital was entered into the Trade Register on 18 February 2008 and the trading with the new shares begins on 19 February 2008.

In total, SanomaWSOY's share capital increased from EUR 71,258,139.72 to EUR 71,258,354.72. At the same time with the stock option subscription, cancellation of treasury shares published on 7 February was entered into the Trade Register and therefore the total number of shares decreased from 165,716,604 shares to 162,581,104 shares.

For the new shares subscribed with stock options all shareholder rights commence from the date on which the increase in share capital is entered into the Trade Register. SanomaWSOY announced the Warrant Scheme 2001 on 31 January 2002.

SanomaWSOY informed about the previous increase in share capital on 3 January 2008.


Matti Salmi
Senior Vice President
Finance and Administration

Additional information: SanomaWSOY's Group Communications, tel +358 105 19 5062 or

SanomaWSOY provides information, experiences, education and entertainment to millions of people. Quality content, products and services that are creative and customer centric, and efficient distribution ensure satisfaction for our customers in the more than 20 European countries we operate in. In 2007, SanomaWSOY's net sales totalled EUR 2.9 billion and our EBIT was EUR 344 million. The Group employs nearly 20,000 people.