Announcement under Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act: Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company's shareholding in Pohjola Bank plc

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Pohjola Bank plc
Stock exchange
10 April 2014 at 1.00 pm

Announcement under Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act:
Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company's shareholding in Pohjola Bank plc

On 9 April 2014, Pohjola Bank plc received an announcement, in accordance with
Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, from Ilmarinen Mutual
Pension Insurance Company that Ilmarinen's ownership of Pohjola Bank plc after
the execution of the trades on 8 April based on the Bid is below the threshold
of 10% and 5% of the total number of Pohjola Bank plc shares and the threshold
of 5% of the total votes conferred by the shares. As a result of the execution
of trades based on the Bid, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company holds no
Pohjola Bank plc shares.

Ilmarinen Pension Insurance Company's ownership of Pohjola Bank plc before the
execution of trades on 8 April 2014 based on the Bid was as follows:
Number of shares: 31,955,142.
Proportion of all shares: 10.0%.
Number of votes: 31,955,142.
Proportion of votes: 5.42%.

Existing Pohjola Bank plc shares held by Ilmarinen Pension Insurance Company and
votes conferred by the shares:
Number of shares: 0.
Proportion of all shares: 0%.
Number of votes: 0.
Proportion of votes: 0%.

The number of Pohjola Bank plc's registered shares totals 319,551,415 which
represent a total of 589,717,611 votes.

Pohjola Bank plc
Carina Geber-Teir
Chief Communications Officer

DISTRIBUTION
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
London Stock Exchange
Major media
pohjola.com, op.fi

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Vesa Aho, CFO, tel. +358 (0)10 252 2336
Niina Pullinen, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, tel. +358 (0)10
252 4494

Pohjola is a Finnish financial services group which provides its customers with
banking, non-life insurance and asset management services. Our mission is to
promote the sustainable prosperity, security and wellbeing of our customers.
Profitable growth and an increase in company value form our key objectives.
Pohjola Group serves corporate customers in Finland and abroad by providing an
extensive range of financial, investment, cash-management and non-life insurance
services. The Group offers non-life insurance and private banking services to
private customers. Pohjola Series A shares have been listed on the Large Cap
List of the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki since 1989. Pohjola's consolidated earnings
before tax amounted to 473 million euros in 2013 and the balance sheet total
amounted to 44 billion euros on 31 December 2013. Pohjola is part of OP-Pohjola
Group, the leading financial services group in Finland with 4.3 million
customers.


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