Aktia plc publishes prospectus

Aktia plc                                                                         
Stock Exchange Release      
25.9.2009 at 12.15                                                              
Aktia plc publishes prospectus                                                  

Not for distribution in the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan.          

The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has today approved the prospectus   
prepared by Aktia plc (Aktia) in connection with the application for listing of 
the company's shares on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd (Helsinki Stock Exchange). The  
prospectus is available in Swedish and Finnish on Aktia's website as of         
28 September 2009 as well as at Aktia's headquarters and Helsinki Stock Exchange
on approximately 28 September 2009 at the latest.                               

The prospectus contains the following, previously unpublished information, which
Aktia in connection with the prospectus work has deemed appropriate to publish  
separately:                                                                     

- The following breakdown by maturity of Aktia Group's financial liabilities by 
balance sheet item as of 30 June 2009 has been presented in the prospectus:     

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| Breakdown by        |                   IFRS, 30 June 2009                   |
| maturity of         |                      (unaudited)                       |
| financial           |                                                        |
| liabilities (EUR    |                                                        |
| million)            |                                                        |
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|                     | under 3  |  3-12   |  1-5   |  5-10  | over 10 | Total |
|                     |  months  | months  | years  | years  |  years  |       |
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| Deposits            |  3 677.0 |   811.6 |  189.2 |      - |       - | 4 677 |
|                     |          |         |        |        |         |    .8 |
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| Financial           |        - |       - |      - |      - |       - |     - |
| liabilities valued  |          |         |        |        |         |       |
| through the income  |          |         |        |        |         |       |
| statement           |          |         |        |        |         |       |
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| Derivative          |     2.4  |     7.0 |   88.3 |   29.8 |     0.2 | 127.7 |
| instruments         |          |         |        |        |         |       |
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| Debt securities     |    146.2 |   373.0 | 1 747. |  301.8 |       - | 2 568 |
| issued              |          |         |      7 |        |         |    .7 |
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| Subordinated        |      2.8 |     8.0 |  216.6 |   16.4 |       - | 243.8 |
| liabilities         |          |         |        |        |         |       |
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| Other liabilities   |    421.2 |   181.2 |   94.5 |   45.5 |       - | 742.4 |
| to credit           |          |         |        |        |         |       |
| institutes          |          |         |        |        |         |       |
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| Other liabilities   |    174.4 |    17.4 |      - |      - |     5.6 | 197.5 |
| to the public and   |          |         |        |        |         |       |
| public sector       |          |         |        |        |         |       |
|                     |          |         |        |        |         |       |
| entities            |          |         |        |        |         |       |
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| Other liabilities   |    744.6 |   579.7 | 2 058. |  363.8 |     5.6 | 3 752 |
|                     |          |         |      8 |        |         |    .5 |
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| Total financial     |  4 424,1 | 1 398,3 |      2 |  393,5 |     5,8 | 8 558 |
| liabilities         |          |         |  336,3 |        |         |    ,0 |
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- Aktia Group's business transactions with related parties have in the          
prospectus been complemented with information on services provided by associated
companies, which services during the financial year 2006 amounted to 12.7       
million euros, during 2007 to 13.7 million euros and during 2008 to 13.4 million
euros.                                                                          

- The market value sensitivity in various market risk scenarios of Aktia's      
financial assets available for sale and derivative instruments used by Aktia as 
cash flow hedges within the banking business, life insurance business and       
non-life insurance business as of 31 December 2008 and 30 June 2009 have been   
presented in the prospectus as follows:                                         


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| Sensitivity   |                      31 December 2008                        |
| analysis for  |                         (unaudited)                          |
| market risks  |                                                              |
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| (EUR million) |     Interest rate      |   Spread   |  Equity    |   Real    |
|               |                        |            |            |  estate   |
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|               |        1% |         1% |        0.1 |  10% price | 10% price |
|               |  parallel |   parallel | percentage |       drop |      drop |
|               |     shift |      shift |       unit |            |           |
|               | downwards |    upwards |     change |            |           |
|               |           |            |    upwards |            |           |
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| Banking       |      26.0 |      -27.2 |       -4.4 |       -1.7 |      -0.3 |
| business 1)   |           |            |            |            |           |
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| Life          |      20.2 |      -22.3 |       -2.2 |       -6.1 |      -3.2 |
| insurance     |           |            |            |            |           |
| business      |           |            |            |            |           |
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| Non-life      |       4.7 |       -5.6 |       -0.7 |       -2.2 |      -2.2 |
| insurance     |           |            |            |            |           |
| business      |           |            |            |            |           |
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| Total         |      50,9 |      -55,1 |       -7,3 |      -10,0 |      -5,7 |
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| ___________________________                                                  |
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| 1) The item also includes assets of the parent company.                      |
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| Sensitivity   |                        30 June 2009                          |
| analysis for  |                         (unaudited)                          |
| market risks  |                                                              |
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| (EUR million) |     Interest rate      |   Spread   |  Equity    |   Real    |
|               |                        |            |            |  estate   |
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|               |        1% |         1% |        0.1 |  10% price | 10% price |
|               |  parallel |   parallel | percentage |       drop |      drop |
|               |     shift |      shift |       unit |            |           |
|               | downwards |    upwards |     change |            |           |
|               |           |            |    upwards |            |           |
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| Banking       |      26.2 |      -27.4 |       -4.9 |       -1.7 |      -0.3 |
| business 1)   |           |            |            |            |           |
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| Life          |      18.5 |      -19.7 |       -1.8 |       -3.6 |      -3.0 |
| insurance     |           |            |            |            |           |
| business      |           |            |            |            |           |
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| Non-life      |       4.8 |       -5.6 |       -0.8 |       -0.2 |      -2.1 |
| insurance     |           |            |            |            |           |
| business      |           |            |            |            |           |
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| Total         |      49.5 |      -52.7 |       -7.5 |       -5.5 |      -5.4 |
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| ___________________________                                                  |
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| 1) The item also includes assets of the parent company.                      |
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| Sensitivity         |     31 December 2008      |       30 June 2009         |
| analysis for market |        (unaudited)        |        (unaudited)         |
| risks for           |                           |                            |
| derivative          |                           |                            |
| instruments         |                           |                            |
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| (EUR million)       |       Interest rate       |       Interest rate        |
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|                     | 1% parallel | 1% parallel | 1% parallel |  1% parallel |
|                     |       shift |       shift |       shift |        shift |
|                     |   downwards |     upwards |   downwards |      upwards |
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| Banking business 1) |         6.9 |        -7.4 |         8.1 |         -8.9 |
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| Life insurance      |         0.0 |         0.0 |         0.0 |          0.0 |
| business            |             |             |             |              |
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| Non-life insurance  |         0.0 |         0.0 |         0.0 |          0.0 |
| business            |             |             |             |              |
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| Total               |         6.9 |        -7.4 |         8.1 |         -8.9 |
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| ___________________________                                                  |
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| 1) The item also includes assets of the parent company.                      |
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-  The presentation of the merger with Veritas Mutual Non-Life Insurance Company
in Aktia Group's cash flow statement for the period 1 January - 30 June 2009 has
been clarified in the prospectus as follows:                                    

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| CASH FLOW STATEMENT                                 |   IFRS, 1 January-30   |
|                                                     |          June          |
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| (EUR million)                                       |   2008    |    2009    |
|                                                     | (unaudite | (unaudited |
|                                                     |    d)     |     )      |
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| Operating profit                                    |      29.9 |       22.0 |
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| Adjustment items not included in cash flow for the  |       1.0 |       35.5 |
| period                                              |           |            |
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| Paid income taxes                                   |     -12.7 |       -7.8 |
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| Cash flow from operating activities before change   |      18.2 |       49.8 |
| in operating receivables and                        |           |            |
| liabilities                                         |           |            |
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| Increase (-) or decrease (+) in receivables from    |    -845.1 |     -547.6 |
| operating activities                                |           |            |
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| Increase (+) or decrease (-) in liabilities from    |     865.5 |      296.2 |
| operating activities                                |           |            |
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| Total cash flow from operating activities           |      38.6 |     -201.6 |
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| Financial assets held until maturity                |         - |        5.0 |
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| Acquisition of subsidiaries and associated          |     -27.4 |    16.3 1) |
| companies                                           |           |            |
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| Divestment of subsidiaries and associated companies |      -0.8 |        0.0 |
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| Investments in tangible and intangible assets       |      -3.3 |       -3.7 |
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| Proceeds from sale of tangible and intangible       |       6.7 |        1.3 |
| assets                                              |           |            |
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| Share issue of Aktia Real Estate Mortgage Bank Plc  |       3.8 |        6.6 |
| to the minority                                     |           |            |
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| Total cash flow from investing activities           |     -21.0 |    25.5 1) |
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| Subordinated liabilities                            |      15.5 |       -2.4 |
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| Increase of share capital                           |       0.0 |     0.0 1) |
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| Increase of unrestricted equity reserve             |       0.1 |     0.0 1) |
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| Paid dividends                                      |     -20.1 |      -10.0 |
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| Total cash flow from financing activities           |      -4.4 |   -12.4 1) |
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| Total cash flow                                     |      13.2 |     -188.5 |
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| Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the   |     240.8 |      512.4 |
| period                                              |           |            |
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| Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period  |     253.9 |      323.9 |
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| Change in cash and cash equivalents                 |      13.2 |     -188.5 |
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| ______________________________                      |           |            |
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| 1) In Aktia's interim report for the period 1 January - 30 June 2009 the     |
| payment with Aktia's own shares in connection to the acquisition of Veritas  |
| Mutual Non-Life Insurance Company has been booked both in the investing      |
| activities and in the financing activities of the cash flow statement.       |
| However, now the acquisition is only booked as an investment in the cash     |
| flow statement. The acquisition consisted of acquired cash amounting to 18.0 |
| million euros deducted with an activated acquisition cost of 1.6 million     |
| euros.                                                                       |
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AKTIA PLC                                                                       

For more details, please contact                                                
CFO Stefan Björkman, tel. +358 10 247 6595                                      

From                                                                            
Malin Pettersson, Head of Communications, tel. +358 10 247 6369                 

Distribution                                                                    
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd                                                         
Central media                                                                   
www.aktia.fi                                                                    



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or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as     
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implementing Directive 2003/71/EC (such Directive, together with any applicable 
implementing measures in the relevant home Member State under such Directive,   
the ("Prospectus Directive"). A prospectus prepared pursuant to the Prospectus  
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condition and liquidity and the development of the industry in which the company
operates may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the           
forward-looking statements contained in this presentation. In addition, even if 
the company's results of operations, financial condition and liquidity and the  
development of the industry in which the company operates are consistent with   
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The company does not undertake any obligation to review or confirm expectations 
or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking        
statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that arise after the   
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