Sanoma sells its Czech operations

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Sanoma Corporation, Investor News, 23 December 2013 at 15:00 CET+1

Sanoma has sold its Czech operations - Sanoma Media Praha, Sanoma Media CZ and Websitemaster - to Astrosat, the Czech joint venture of Vltava-Labe-Press (Verlagsgruppe Passau) and rtv media group. This transaction marks the departure of Sanoma from the Czech market.

In 2012, the net sales for Sanoma’s Czech operations totalled some EUR 17 million.

The divestment is in line with Sanoma’s strategy to focus its operations and divest selected ownerships.

Additional information
Sanoma’s Investor Relations, Olli Turunen, tel. +358 40 552 8907 or ir@sanoma.com

For media inquiries
Sanoma’s Group Communications, Robin Janszen, tel. +31 6 2293 2643 or communications@sanoma.com

For media inquiries in Finland
Sanoma’s Group Communications, Hanna Johde, tel. +358 40 673 8977 or hanna.johde@sanoma.com

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