UPM-Kymmene Corporation Stock Exchange Release 1 April 2016 at 17:30 EET
BlackRock's shareholding in UPM has gone below the threshold of 5 per cent
UPM-Kymmene Corporation has on 1 April 2016 received an announcement 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 below the threshold of 5 per cent on 31 March 2016.
According to the announcement, BlackRock, Inc.'s shareholding in UPM has decreased to 26,463,064 shares, corresponding to 4.95 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 5.34 per cent on 31 March 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 announcement.
Total positions of BlackRock, Inc. and its funds subject to the notification:
Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:
A: Shares and voting rights
B: Financial Instruments according to SMA 9:6a
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 CorporationPirkko HarrelaExecutive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations
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UPMThrough 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 controlled undertakings - BlackRock Inc.