The prospectus on the combination of SanomaWSOY Corporation's Series A and B shares and the directed issue of shares to the holders of Series A shares is public. The prospectus is available in Finnish on the Group's website at www.sanomawsoy.fi
The prospectus is also available in printed form from approximately April 7, 2006 from the Company's headquarters, Ludviginkatu 6-8, FI-00130 Helsinki, Finland, or can be ordered by telephone, +358 105 19 5062, and from OMX Way, the service point of the Helsinki Stock Exchange, at the address Fabianinkatu 14, 00130 Helsinki, Finland. The prospectus is also available in Finnish on Nordea's website at www.nordea.fi/sijoita and, on request, from the places of subscription. An English-language translation is available on request from the Company's headquarters or can be ordered by e-mail at email@example.com. However, the prospectus shall not be sent to countries where this action would contravene the securities market legislation of the country in question.
SanomaWSOY announced the combination of Series A and B shares and the directed issue of shares to the holders of Series A shares on March 9, 2006. The Annual General Meeting of SanomaWSOY decided on the combination of Series A and B shares and the directed issue of shares to the holders of Series A shares on April 3, 2006.
Additional information: SanomaWSOY's Group Communications, tel. +385 105 19 5062 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The shares are offered, in addition to shareholders in Finland, to holders of Series A shares who live in any other EEA member country if the number of the holders of Series A shares in each member country is less than one hundred and the member country in question has implemented Directive 2003/71/EY of the European Parliament and of the Council and the Directive's Article 3, Section 2 (b) or the member state otherwise applies a comparable rule. In accordance with the relevant section securities may be offered without an obligation to prepare a prospectus if the offer is targeted to less than one hundred investors who are other than qualified investors, in each member state.
This document is not an offer to subscribe for the shares or to buy the subscription rights. The shares shall not be registered outside Finland and the prospectus prepared in connection of the offer has not been approved by any competent authority other than the Finnish Financial Supervision Authority. Other investors than those who are in Finland or holders of Series A shares referred to in the above paragraph may not be allowed to receive the prospectus, buy subscription rights or subscribe for the shares. The shares may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly in any jurisdiction, except in circumstances that will not be in violence with applicable laws and regulations.
THE OFFER SHARES OR SUBSCRIPTION RIGHTS HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OR ANY STATE SECURITIES LAWS, AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. PERSONS EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT AND OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES IN COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATION S.
Senior Vice President
Finance and Administration
Helsinki Stock Exchange