Flagging announcement of selling Ilkka-Yhtymä shares

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Arnedo Oy, a 60%-owned subsidiary of SanomaWSOY Group's division Sanoma Corporation, has sold its shareholding in Ilkka-Yhtymä Oyj, and Arnedo's holding has gone below 15% (3/20) of Ilkka-Yhtymä's share capital. After the divestment, Arnedo does not own any Ilkka-Yhtymä's shares.

The divestment is in line with SanomaWSOY's strategy to divest its non-core assets and holdings. SanomaWSOY disclosed divestments of Ilkka-Yhtymä's shares also in June 2002 and October 2003.

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

Complete name of the company:


Ilkka-Yhtymä Oyj

Date of change in ownership:


12.11.2004
Holding in Ilkka-Yhtymä's votes and shares:

Arnedo's present shareholding:


I-shares
No. of shares: 0
Percentage of share capital: 0%
Percentage of votes: 0%

II-shares
No. of shares: 0
Percentage of share capital: 0%
Percentage of votes: 0%


Total:
No. of shares: 0
Percentage of share capital: 0%
Percentage of votes: 0%

Ilkka-Yhtymä's share capital consists of 13,036,296 shares (3,825,832 shares of series I and 9,210,464 shares of series II). The shares carry in total 85,727,104 votes (each I-share carries 20 votes and each II-share one vote).

Complete name and trade registration number of the shareholder:
Arnedo Oy, trade registration number 724.914, business identity code 1445643-9


SANOMAWSOY CORPORATION


Raija Kariola
Vice President
Investor Relations and Group Communications


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