Flagging Announcement - SanomaWSOY's Share Capital Increase Reduced Robin Langenskiöld's and Rafaela Seppälä's Holdings

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Robin Langenskiöld's and Rafaela Seppälä's holdings in SanomaWSOY have decreased due to the share capital increase. Share capital was increased today when SanomaWSOY's convertible capital notes were converted into Series B shares.

The holding of Robin Langenskiöld has gone below one twentieth (1/20). Robin Langenskiöld now owns directly a total of 4.97% of SanomaWSOY's shares and 4.87% of votes. Before the share capital increase, Langenskiöld owned 5.03% of shares and 4.88% of votes.

Also the holding of Rafaela Seppälä has gone below one twentieth (1/20). Rafaela Seppälä now owns directly a total of 4.97% of SanomaWSOY's shares and 4.87% of votes. Before the share capital increase, Seppälä owned 5.03% of shares and 4.88% of votes.

As required by the Securities Markets Act, Chapter 2, Section 9, we report the following information to the Financial Supervision:

Complete name of the company: SanomaWSOY Corporation, Business identity code 1524361-1

Date of change in ownership: 22 July 2005

Holding in SanomaWSOY's votes and shares after the share capital increase:

Lars Robin Eljas Langenskiöld:

No. of shares

Percentage of share capital

Percentage of votes

Series A shares

1,119,604

0.72%

3.77%

Series B shares

6,577,712

4.24%

1.11%

Total

7,697,316

4.97%

4.87%


Rafaela Violet Maria Seppälä:

No. of shares

Percentage of share capital

Percentage of votes

Series A shares

1,119,600

0.72%

3.77%

Series B shares

6,577,716

4.24%

1.11%

Total

7,697,316

4.97%

4.87%


SanomaWSOY Corporation's share capital consists of 154,970,113 shares (23,127,312 Series A shares and 131,842,801 Series B shares). The shares carry in total 594,389,041 votes (each Series A share carries 20 votes/share and each Series B share one vote/share).

Further information: SanomaWSOY's IR & Group Communications, tel. +385 105 19 5062 or ir@sanomawsoy.fi


SANOMAWSOY CORPORATION


Matti Salmi
Senior Vice President
Finance and Administration


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