Stock Exchange Release 3/1/2012  12:30

A total of 1,500 shares of Sanoma Corporation have been subscribed with 2008 stock options.

Following these subscriptions, the number of Sanoma's shares increased from 162,810,593 shares to 162,812,093 shares. The total amount of subscription prices was recorded in the fund for invested non-restricted equity.

The new shares were entered into the Trade Register on 3 January 2012 and they will be traded on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd together with the old shares as of 4 January 2012. For the new shares subscribed with stock options all shareholder rights commence from the date on which they are entered into the Trade Register.

Sanoma announced the Stock Option Scheme 2008 on 19 December 2008.

Sanoma Corporation

Kim Ignatius
Chief Financial Officer

Additional information: Sanoma's Investor Relations, Anna Tuominen, tel +358 105 19 5066 or

Sanoma inspires, informs and connects. As a diversified media group, we bring information, experiences, education and entertainment to millions of people every day. We make sure that quality content and interesting products and services are easily available and meet the demands of our readers, viewers and listeners. We offer a challenging and interesting working environment for nearly 20,000 people in over 20 countries throughout Europe. In 2010, the Group's net sales totalled EUR 2.8 billion.