BlackRock's shareholding in UPM has gone above the threshold of 5 per cent

UPM-Kymmene Corporation   Stock Exchange Release   2 June 2016 at 15:15 EET

BlackRock's shareholding in UPM has gone above the threshold of 5 per cent

UPM-Kymmene Corporation has on 2 June 2016 received a notification under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which BlackRock, Inc.'s holding of UPM shares and voting rights has gone above the threshold of 5 per cent on 1 June 2016.

According to the notification, BlackRock, Inc.'s indirect shareholding in UPM has increased to 27,613,242 shares, corresponding to 5.17 per cent of UPM shares and voting rights. The total number of UPM shares and voting rights owned directly or through financial instruments by BlackRock, Inc. and its funds was 5.88 per cent on 1 June 2016. 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 notification.

Total positions of BlackRock, Inc. and its funds subject to the notification:

  % of shares and voting rights (total of A) % of shares and voting rights through financial instruments (total of B) Total of both in %
(A + B)
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 5.17% 0.71% 5.88%
Position of previous notification (if applicable) 4.96% 0.81% 5.77%

Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:

A: Shares and voting rights

Class/type of shares Number of shares and voting rights Number of shares and voting rights % of shares and voting rights % of shares and voting rights
ISIN code (if possible) Direct (SMA 9:5) Indirect (SMA 9:6 and 9:7) Direct (SMA 9:5) Indirect (SMA 9:6 and 9:7)
FI0009005987   27,613,242   5.17%
SUBTOTAL A   27,613,242   5.17%

B: Financial Instruments according to SMA 9:6a

Type of financial instrument Expiration date Exercise/Conversion period Physical or cash settlement Number of shares and voting rights % of shares and voting rights
Securities Lent N/A N/A Physical 2,124,962 0.39%
CFD N/A N/A Cash 1,681,830 0.31%
      SUBTOTAL B 3,806,792 0.71%

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity is presented in the enclosed Annex.

UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Pirkko Harrela
Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations

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Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - www.upm.com

Chain of undertakings - BlackRock