Stock Exchange Release 08/10/2008 10:00

A total of 17,170 shares of Sanoma Corporation have been subscribed with 2001B stock options.

Following these subscriptions, the number of Sanoma's shares increased from 162,597,674 shares to 162,614,844 shares. The total amount of subscription prices was recorded in the fund for invested non-restricted equity.

The new shares were entered into the Trade Register on 8 October 2008 and the trading in the new shares begins on 9 October 2008. For the new shares subscribed with stock options all shareholder rights commence from the date on which they are entered into the Trade Register.

Sanoma (formerly SanomaWSOY) announced the Warrant Scheme 2001 on 31 January 2002. Sanoma informed about the previous share subscription with stock options on 13 August 2008.

Sanoma Corporation
Kim Ignatius
Chief Financial Officer

Additional information: Sanoma's Group Communications, tel +358 105 19 5062 or

Sanoma provides information, experiences, education and entertainment to millions of people. Quality content, products and services that are creative and customer centric, and efficient distribution ensure satisfaction for our customers in the 20 European countries we operate in. In 2007, the Group's net sales totalled EUR 2.9 billion and our EBIT was EUR 344 million. The Sanoma Group employs over 20,000 people.