Pohjola applies for delisting of its shares

| Source: OP Yrityspankki Oyj
Pohjola Bank plc
Stock exchange release
3 September 2014,  at 10.00 am EET

Pohjola applies for delisting of its shares

The Board of Directors of Pohjola Bank Plc ("Pohjola") has decided to apply for
the termination of trading in Pohjola shares and the delisting of shares from
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd ("NASDAQ OMX Helsinki"). In the application to be
submitted to NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Pohjola will request that the delisting take
effect as soon as possible after OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative has
acquired the entire share capital of Pohjola.

OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative owns 98.41% of the Pohjola shares and
99.14% of the votes conferred by the shares. In accordance with Chapter 18 of
the Limited Liability Companies Act, OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative has
instituted proceedings for the redemption of minority shares to obtain the
remaining Pohjola shares held by minority shareholders.

The Redemption Committee of the Central Chamber of Commerce has established a
three-member arbitral tribunal to resolve any disputes concerning the right of
redemption and the redemption price of the Pohjola shares held by parties other
than OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative.

Pohjola Bank plc
Carina Geber-Teir
Chief Communications Officer

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Pohjola is a Finnish financial services group that offers its customers banking,
non-life insurance and asset management services. Pohjola's mission is to
promote the prosperity, security and wellbeing of its customers. Key targets
include profitable growth and increasing the company's value. Pohjola Group
serves corporate customers in Finland and abroad by providing an extensive range
of financial, investment, cash management and non-life insurance services. For
private customers, the Group provides non-life insurance and private banking
services. Pohjola Bank Group's earnings before tax were EUR 473 million in
2013, and the balance sheet total was EUR 44 billion on 31 December 2013.
Pohjola is part of OP-Pohjola Group, the leading financial services group in
Finland with 4.3 million customers.