Cancellation of Sampo A shares

SAMPO PLC        STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE       13 December 2011 at 9.50 am Cancellation of Sampo A shares The Board of Sampo plc has today decided to cancel 1,282,390 Sampo A shares repurchased in the third quarter of 2011 according to the authorization by the Annual General Meeting. The cancellation reduces the number of Sampo A shares with the corresponding amount. Once the cancellation is entered into the trade register, the number of Sampo plc's A shares totals 558,800,000. Total number of shares of the company, including 1,200,000 B shares, is 560,000,000 shares. SAMPO PLC Jarmo Salonen Head of Investor Relations and Group Communications tel. +358 10 516 0030 Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki The principal media Financial Supervisory Authority This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Sampo Oyj via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1570854]