UPM-Kymmene Corporation Stock Exchange Release 5 February 2015 at 12.10 EET
BlackRock’s holding in UPM has gone above the threshold of 5 per cent
UPM-Kymmene Corporation has on 4 February 2015 received an announcement under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which BlackRock, Inc.’s indirect holding in UPM has gone above the threshold of 5 per cent on 3 February 2015.
According to the announcement, the indirect holding of BlackRock, Inc. in UPM has increased from 26,372,640 shares to 26,867,193 shares, corresponding to 5.03 per cent of UPM's shares and voting rights. UPM’s registered total number of shares and voting rights amounting to 533,735,699 has been used in the calculation of percentages for the announcement.
BlackRock, Inc.’s indirect holding is divided among its controlled undertakings as follows:
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