SanomaWSOY Corp. Stock Exchange Release 10 Aug 2007 at 11:00

SanomaWSOY Corporation's share capital has increased by EUR 74,884.07 corresponding to 174,149 new shares due to 7,742 shares subscribed with 2001A stock options, 141,900 subscribed with 2001B stock options, and a convertible capital note conversion, where 39 notes of SanomaWSOY's convertible capital notes were converted into 24,507 shares.

The increase of share capital was entered into the Trade Register on 10 August 2007 and the trading with the new shares begins on 13 August 2007.

In total, SanomaWSOY's share capital increased from EUR 71,043,801. 49 to EUR 71,118,685.56 and the number of shares increased from 165,218,143 to 165,392,292.

SanomaWSOY informed about the previous increase in share capital on 7 June 2007.

The conversion period of the SanomaWSOY convertible capital notes ended on 20 June 2007. The imputed conversion price of a share was EUR 15.91. A fixed annual interest of 5.25% was payable on the notes, and the last interest payment was made on the maturity date, i.e. 4 July 2007.

When issued, the loan totalled EUR 200 million. In total, SanomaWSOY has redeemed and invalidated 4,944 notes, worth EUR 49,440,000. The repayment of non-converted capital notes, EUR 660,000, took place on the maturity date, i.e. 4 July 2007.

SanomaWSOY's convertible capital notes converted into the new shares entitle their holders to a dividend for the first time for the financial year during which the conversion has taken place. Other shareholder rights commence from the date on which the increase in share capital is entered into the Trade Register.

For the new shares subscribed with stock options, however, all shareholder rights commence from the date on which the increase in share capital is entered into the Trade Register. SanomaWSOY announced the Warrant Scheme 2001 on 31 January 2002.


Matti Salmi
Senior Vice President
Finance and Administration

Additional information: SanomaWSOY's Group Communications, tel. +385 105 19 5062 or

SanomaWSOY is the leading media group in the Nordic region operating in versatile fields of media in over 20 European countries. The Group has five divisions: Sanoma Magazines, Sanoma, SanomaWSOY Education and Books, SWelcom, and Rautakirja. In 2006, the Group employed over 18,000 people and its net sales were some EUR 2.7 billion.