Stock Exchange Release 16/03/2012  11:45

The divestment of Sanoma's stake in DNA Ltd, announced on 23 February 2012, has been closed today. In the transaction Sanoma sold its entire 21.11% shareholding of DNA Ltd and received a EUR 181.5 million cash consideration for the shareholding. As a result of the transaction, Sanoma will book in the first quarter of 2012 a non-recurring capital loss of some EUR 17 million.

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Kim Ignatius
Chief Financial Officer

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