Sanoma completes the acquisition of SBS TV operations in Belgium

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Stock Exchange Release 08/06/2011  13:15

Sanoma announced the acquisition of SBS free-to-air TV assets in the Netherlands and Belgium from ProSiebenSat.1 on 20 April 2011. The acquisition of the Belgian operations has been closed today.

Sanoma will report its share of the result of the Belgian TV operations in the 'Share of results in associated companies' line in its consolidated income statement.

The acquisition of the Dutch activities is still subject to the approval of the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa). This approval is expected during the summer.

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Kim Ignatius
Chief Financial Officer

Additional information: Sanoma's Investor Relations, Kare Laukkanen tel. +358 105 19 5064 and Anna Tuominen tel. +358 105 19 5066 or ir@sanoma.com

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