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Wed March 19 12:00 am 2003 in category Stock exchange releases
Nokian Tyres plc Stock Exchange Announcement March 19, 2003 at 10.30 am

NOTIFICATION UNDER CHAPTER 2, SECTION 10 OF THE SECURITIES MARKETS ACT ON CHANGE OF SHAREHOLDING

Nokian Tyres has been informed that as a result of a share transaction executed today, March 19, 2003, the holdings of Nokia Corporation in Nokian Tyres plc have been reduced from 18.9% to 0% of the voting rights and share capital in Nokian Tyres plc. The share transaction was executed in accordance with the agreement between Nokia Corporation and Bridgestone Europe NV/SA dated February 24, 2003 that was notified under Chapter 2, Section 10, of the Securities Markets Act on February 24, 2003.  

Bridgestone Europe NV/SA has informed that its holdings in Nokian Tyres plc has reached 18.9 % of the voting rights and share capital in Nokian Tyres plc.

Nokian Tyres plc

Raila Hietala-Hellman
Vice President, Communications and IR

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