Flagging Announcement – Patricia Seppälä’s Estate to be Distributed (Stock-Exchange Release)

Patricia Seppälä's estate, one of the biggest owners of SanomaWSOY, will be distributed evenly between the parties to the estate, Robin Langenskiöld and Rafaela Seppälä. The estate owns (a total of) 8,696,400 shares, which is 5.54% of all shares and 8.84% of all votes.

The holding of Robin Langenskiöld has risen over one twentieth (1/20). Robin Langenskiöld now owns a total of 7.67% of SanomaWSOY's shares and 9.28% of votes. Before the distribution, Langenskiöld owned 4.90% of shares and 4.86% of votes.

Also the holding of Rafaela Seppälä has risen over one twentieth (1/20). Rafaela Seppälä now owns a total of 7.67% of SanomaWSOY's shares and 9.28% of votes. Before the distribution, Seppälä owned 4.90% of shares and 4.86% 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: March 3, 2006

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

Patricia Seppälä's estate:

No. of shares

Percentage of share capital

Percentage of votes

Series A shares

0

0%

0%

Series B shares

0

0%

0%

Total

0

0%

0%

Lars Robin Eljas Langenskiöld:

No. of shares

Percentage of share capital

Percentage of votes

Series A shares

2,278,542

1.45%

7.64%

Series B shares

9,766,974

6.22%

1.64%

Total

12,045,516

7.67%

9.28%

Rafaela Violet Maria Seppälä:

No. of shares

Percentage of share capital

Percentage of votes

Series A shares

2,278,538

1.45%

7.64%

Series B shares

9,766,978

6.22%

1.64%

Total

12,045,516

7.67%

9.28%

SanomaWSOY Corporation's share capital consists of 156,988,682 shares (23,127,312 Series A shares and 133,861,370 Series B shares). The shares carry in total 596,407,610 votes (each Series A share carries 20 votes/share and each Series B share one vote/share).

Patricia Seppälä's estate's ownership in SanomaWSOY changed previous time on March 1, 2005 when Aatos Erkko and Patricia Seppälä's estate sold 10 million SanomaWSOY Series B shares. Robin Langenskiöld's and Rafaela Seppälä's holdings in SanomaWSOY changed last time on July 22, 2005 when their ownership decreased under 1/20 due to the share capital increase.

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


DISTRIBUTION
 Helsinki Stock Exchange
 Principal media

03.03.2006