Sanoma Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 31 October 2012 at 18:00 CET+1

On 31 October 2012, Sanoma Corporation has received flagging notifications pursuant to Chapter 2 Section 9 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act concerning shares in Sanoma Corporation.

According to the flagging notifications, the ownership to shares in Sanoma Corporation held by Oy Asipex Ab (indirectly owned by Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation) has been transferred in a transaction between Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and Oy Asipex Ab to the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation (direct ownership).

Following this, the shares held by the Oy Asipex Ab in Sanoma Corporation decreased from the current 11,803,543 shares, to zero, i.e. 0.00 per cent of all shares and votes in Sanoma Corporation. The direct holding of Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation of the shares and voting rights of Sanoma Corporation increased by the corresponding amount to 37,483,619 shares, thus totaling 23.02 per cent of all shares and votes in Sanoma Corporation.

Sanoma Corporation has a total of 162,812,093 shares and votes. The Company has one share series, each share entitling to one vote.

Additional information
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Sanoma inspires, informs and connects. Sanoma is a leading European group with a focus on consumer media and learning. We bring information, experiences, education and entertainment to millions of people every day. We employ nearly 11,000 professionals in some 20 countries. In 2011, the Group’s restated net sales totalled EUR 2.4 billion. Sanoma shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.