Norges Bank's holding of UPM shares and voting rights through financial instruments has gone above the threshold of 5 per cent

UPM-Kymmene Corporation   Stock Exchange Release   6 April 2016 at 14:45 EET

Norges Bank's holding of UPM shares and voting rights through financial instruments has gone above the threshold of 5 per cent

UPM-Kymmene Corporation has on 6 April 2016 received an announcement under Chapter 9, Section 6a of the Securities Markets Act, according to which Norges Bank's (The Central Bank of Norway) holding of UPM shares and voting rights through financial instruments has gone above the threshold of 5 per cent on 5 April 2016.

According to the announcement, Norges Bank's holding of UPM shares and voting rights through financial instruments has increased to 35,811,393 shares, corresponding to 6.71 per cent of UPM shares and voting rights. The total number of UPM shares and voting rights owned directly or through financial instruments by Norges Bank was 7.60 per cent on 5 April 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 Norges Bank 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 0.89% 6.71% 7.60%
Position of previous notification (if applicable) 3.57% 4.03% 7.60%

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 4,758,496   0.89%  
SUBTOTAL A 4,758,496   0.89%  

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
Shares on Loan (right to recall) N/A At any time   35,811,393 6.71%
           
      SUBTOTAL B 35,811,393 6.71%

Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer.

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

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