DISCLOSURE OF CHANGE IN SHAREHOLDINGS UNDER CHAPTER 9, SECTION 10 OF THE SECURITIES MARKETS ACT

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Helsinki, Finland, 2014-03-19 19:02 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

VAAHTO GROUP PLC OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 19 March 2014 at 20:00 pm

DISCLOSURE OF CHANGE IN SHAREHOLDINGS UNDER CHAPTER 9, SECTION 10 OF THE SECURITIES MARKETS ACT

 

The board of directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj has on 10 March 2014 decided on a directed share issue. According to information received by Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, the decision leads to an increase in the holdings of shares and votes of Mikko Laakkonen and Hannu Laakkonen, whereby Mikko Laakkonen exceeds the threshold of 25 % of and Hannu Laakkonen exceeds the threshold of 15 %.

Notifications of major shareholdings made to Vaahto Group Plc Oyj:

MIKKO LAAKKONEN, NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR SHAREHOLDINGS

1 Information on the issuer of the shares:

Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, registered number 0520181-3

2 Reason for the notification:

Decision of the board of directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj made on 10 March 2014 regarding a directed share issue to selected investors. The board of directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj has on 18 March 2014 approved the subscriptions made in the directed share issue.

 

3 Full names of those with a notification obligation:

Mikko Laakkonen

 

4 Date of the transaction and the date when the threshold was exceeded:

Decision of the board of directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj made on 10 March 2014 regarding a directed share issue to selected investors. The threshold of major shareholdings is exceeded when the shares issued in the directed share issue have been registered with the trade register, which is estimated to occur on 31 March 2014.

 

5 Exceeded threshold of major shareholdings

Exceeded 25 %

 

The shareholdings have been calculated on the basis of the number of shares held by Mikko Laakkonen, the number of new shares subscribed for by him in the directed share issue, and with respect to the total number of shares in Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, the total number of new shares issued in the directed share issue. With respect to the shares held by Mikko Laakkonen, also the 39 580 shares in Vaahto Group Plc Oyj held by Laakkosen Arvopaperi Oy, in which Mikko Laakkonen exercises control together with Hannu Laakkonen, have been taken into account.

6 Information to be disclosed:

Shares and related voting rights upon completion of the arrangement

 

Position before the arrangement causing the change (including the shares held by Laakkosen Arvopaperi Oy)

 

Number of shares % of shares Number of voting rights % of voting rights
       
708 955 17,8 708 955 17,8

 

Position after the arrangement causing the change (including the shares held by Laakkosen Arvopaperi Oy)

Number of shares % of shares Number of voting rights % of voting rights
       
1 708 955 28,6 1 708 955 28,6

 

HANNU LAAKKONEN, NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR SHAREHOLDINGS

1 Information on the issuer of the shares:

Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, registered number 0520181-3

2 Reason for the notification:

Decision of the board of directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj made on 10 March 2014 regarding a directed share issue to selected investors. The board of directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj has on 18 March 2014 approved the subscriptions made in the directed share issue.

 

3 Full names of those with a notification obligation:

Hannu Laakkonen

4 Date of the transaction and the date when the threshold was exceeded:

Decision of the board of directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj made on 10 March 2014 regarding a directed share issue to selected investors. The threshold of major shareholdings is exceeded when the shares issued in the directed share issue have been registered with the trade register, which is estimated to occur on 31 March 2014.

 

5 Exceeded threshold of major shareholdings

Exceeded 15 %

The shareholdings have been calculated on the basis of the number of shares held by Hannu Laakkonen, the number of new shares subscribed for by him in the directed share issue, and with respect to the total number of shares in Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, the total number of new shares issued in the directed share issue. With respect to the shares held by Hannu Laakkonen, also the 39 580 shares in Vaahto Group Plc Oyj held by Laakkosen Arvopaperi Oy, in which Hannu Laakkonen exercises control together with Mikko Laakkonen, have been taken into account.

6 Information to be disclosed:

Shares and related voting rights upon completion of the arrangement

Position before the arrangement causing the change (including the shares held by Laakkosen Arvopaperi Oy)

Number of shares % of shares Number of voting rights % of voting rights
       
134 580 3,4 134 580 3,4

 

Position after the arrangement causing the change (including the shares held by Laakkosen Arvopaperi Oy)

Number of shares % of shares Number of voting rights % of voting rights
       
1 134 580 19,0 1 134 580 19,0

 

In Lahti on 19 March 2014

VAAHTO GROUP PLC OYJ

Board of Directors

 

         Information:
         Reijo Järvinen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj +358 400 715968