The number of Sampo plc’s shareholders increased to 84,102 (82,817) as at 31 December 2015. Approximately 1.2 (1.3) per cent of shares had not been transferred to the book-entry system. The holdings of nominee-registered and foreign shareholders increased to 60.96 per cent (59.84) of the shares and 60.45 per cent of the votes (59.33).
Shareholders Sampo plc, 31 December 2015
|A and B shares||Number of shares||% of share capital||% of votes|
|Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company||35,548,420||6.35||6.29|
|Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company||4,791,000||0.86||0.85|
|Kaleva Mutual Insurance Company *)||4,370,870||0.78||1.62|
|State Pension Fund||3,860,000||0.69||0.68|
|Mutual Insurance Company Elo||1,950,000||0.35||0.35|
|The Local Government Pension Institution||1,632,993||0.29||0.29|
|Mutual Fund Nordea Suomi||1,616,500||0.29||0.29|
|Svenska Litteratursällskapet i Finland||1,601,800||0.29||0.28|
|ODIN Norden c/o ODIN Forvaltning AS||1,062,875||0.19||0.19|
|Mutual Fund Nordea Pro Finland||900,000||0.16||0.16|
|Mutual Fund Nordea Norden||876,868||0.16||0.16|
|OP-Delta Mutual Fund||802,886||0.14||0.14|
|Oslo Pensjonsforsikring AS||752,000||0.13||0.13|
|Juselius Sigrid Foundation||701,400||0.13||0.12|
|Nordea Allemansfond Alfa||514,175||0.09||0.09|
|SR Danske Invest Suomi||508,637||0.09||0.09|
|Nominee registered total||332,572,627||59.39||58.88|
|*) 3,170,870 A shares and 1,200,000 B shares|
Shareholders by Sector Sampo plc (A and B shares), 31 December 2015
|Sector||Number of shares||%|
|Financial institutions and insurance corporations||14,420,782||2.58|
|Foreign ownership and nominee registered||341,402,788||60.96|
|On joint account||6,969,660||1.24|
During 2015 Sampo plc received altogether 9 notifications of change in holding pursuant to 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) and its funds directly or through financial instruments had decreased below 5 per cent or increased above 5 per cent. The notified changes are illustrated in the table below. No other flagging notifications were received.
|Notification received on||% of all shares||% of all votes|
|4 August 2015||below 5||below 5|
|3 September 2015||above 5 (5.02)||below 5|
|7 September 2015||above 5 (5.05)||above 5 (5.00)|
|8 October 2015||above 5 (5.03)||below 5|
|9 October 2015||below 5||below 5|
|27 November 2015||above 5 (5.02)||below 5|
|30 November 2015||below 5||below 5|
|11 December 2015||above 5 (5.00)||below 5|
|14 December 2015||below 5||below 5|
The notification of 27 November 2015 was based on the implementation of changes to the EU Transparency Directive.
In the first quarter of 2016 Sampo plc has received six further notifications concerning the holdings of BlackRock, Inc. and its funds. On 25 January 2016 their holding of Sampo shares had increased to 5.04 per cent of all shares, on 26 January 2016 it had fallen below 5 per cent, on 29 January increased back to above 5 per cent (5.02), on 1 February 2016 decreased below 5 per cent, on 3 February increased over 5 per cent (5.03) and again on 4 February 2016 decreased below 5 per cent. The share of related votes had all the time remained below 5 per cent.
The details of the notifications are available at www.sampo.com/flaggings.
The following table presents the Board’s and Group Executive Committee’s holdings of Sampo A shares. At the end of 2015, the members of Sampo plc’s Board of Directors and their close family members owned either directly or indirectly 11,891,850 (11,924,379) Sampo A shares. Their combined holdings constituted 2.1 per cent (2.1) of the share capital and related votes.
The members of the Group Executive Committee and their close family members owned either directly or indirectly 771,156 (793,741) Sampo A shares representing 0.1 per cent (0.1) of the share capital and related votes.
On 6 November 2015 Sampo's Group CEO and President Kari Stadigh sold 54,390 Sampo A shares.
Shares owned by the Board of Directors and by the Group Executive Committee Sampo plc, 31 December 2015 and 31 December 2014
|Board of Directors||31 Dec 2015||31 Dec 2014|
|Board of Directors' ownership of shares, %||2.1%||2.1%|
|Board of Directors' ownership of votes, %||2.1%||2.1%|
|Group Executive Committee||31 Dec 2015||31 Dec 2014|
|Group Executive Committee's ownership of shares, %||0.1%||0.1%|
|Group Executive Committee's ownership of votes, %||0.1%||0.1%|