Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 of the Securities Market Act

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SAMPO PLC                 STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE        20 May 2014 at 9.05 am



Disclosure Under Chapter 9 Section 5 of the Securities Market Act

Sampo plc (business code 0142213-3) has on 19 May 2014 received a disclosure
under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which the
total number of Sampo A shares and related voting rights owned by BlackRock,
Inc. (tax ID 32-0174421) has on 19 May 2014 risen above five (5) per cent of
Sampo plc's entire stock and voting rights.

BlackRock, Inc.'s holding after the disclosure

+-----------------+----------------+--------------+-------------+
|Share type       |Number of shares|Percent (%) of|Percent (%)  |
|                 |                |share capital |voting rights|
+-----------------+----------------+--------------+-------------+
|A share          |28,421,934      |5.08          |5.03         |
|                 |                |              |             |
|ISIN:FI0009003305|                |              |             |
+-----------------+----------------+--------------+-------------+
|B share          |0               |0             |0            |
+-----------------+----------------+--------------+-------------+
|Total            |28,421,934      |5.08          |5.03         |
+-----------------+----------------+--------------+-------------+


Sampo's share capital comprises 560,000,000 shares, of which 558,800,000 are A
shares and 1,200,000 are B shares. Each A share entitles its holder to one (1)
vote and each B share to five (5) votes. Thus, the total number of votes is
564,800,000.



SAMPO PLC

Maria Silander
Press Officer
tel. +358 10 516 0031



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