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Tue March 15 08:30 am 2016 in categories Stock exchange releases, Flagging notifications

Nokian Tyres: Disclosure under chapter 9, section 10 of the securities market act

Nokian Tyres plc Stock Exchange Release 15 March 2016 at 08:30 a.m.

Nokian Tyres has received an announcement from BlackRock, Inc. on 14 March 2016, according to which BlackRock, Inc.'s indirect holding in Nokian Tyres shares has gone above the threshold of 5 % of the share capital in Nokian Tyres plc, as a result of a share transactions concluded on 11 March 2016. The indirect shareholding of BlackRock, Inc. in Nokian Tyres has increased to 6,760,873 shares, corresponding to 5.01% of Nokian Tyres’ shares and voting rights.

The mutual funds managed by BlackRock, Inc. held on deal date a total of 7,172,534 Nokian Tyres’ shares representing 5.32% of company’s 134,691,174 shares and voting rights.

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) Total number of shares and voting rights of issuer
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 5.01% 0.30% 5.32% 134,691,174
Positions of previous notification 4.92% 0.32% 5.25%

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
ISIN code
Number of shares and voting rights Number of shares and voting rights % of shares and voting rights % of shares and voting rights
Direct (SMA 9:5) Indirect
(SMA 9:6 and 9:7)
Direct (SMA 9:5) Indirect
(SMA 9:6 and 9:7)
FI0009005318 6,760,873 5.01%
SUBTOTAL A 6,760,873 5.01%

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 384,673 0.28%
CFD N/A N/A Cash 12,988 0.00%
Total Return Swap 22.6.2016 N/A Cash 14,000 0.01%
SUBTOTAL B 411,661 0.30%

Nokian Tyres plc

Antti-Jussi Tähtinen
Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki Oy, media and www.nokiantyres.com