SAMPO PLC         STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE           7 May 2008 at 1.45 pm        

CORRECTION TO THE PREVIOUS STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE: REPURCHASE OF SAMPO PLC'S A  
SHARES SHALL START ON 14 MAY AT THE EARLIEST 
                                   
Sampo A share repurchases shall start on 14 May 2008 at the earliest, and end by
the end of the next Annual General Meeting at the latest.                       


SAMPO PLC                                                                       

Jarmo Salonen                                                                   
Head of Investor Relations and Group Communications                             
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