Amended agreement between shareholders of Aktia plc, nomination committee proposal by the Board of Directors

Aktia plc                                                                         
Stock Exchange Release                         
25.9.2009 at 12.25                                                              
Amended agreement between shareholders of Aktia plc, nomination committee       
proposal by the Board of Directors                                              

It has come to Aktia plc's (Aktia) attention that the shareholders' agreement   
between certain Aktia foundations and savings bank foundations as well as other 
institutions, holding in total approximately 64 per cent of the shares and      
approximately 70 per cent of the voting rights in Aktia, has been amended so    
that the agreement no longer stipulates a purpose to represent an unanimous     
shareholder interest. The amendment does not affect the agreement otherwise. The
agreement pertains to the redemption of the parties' series R shares, such      
shares amounting in total to approximately 21 per cent of all shares and 64 per 
cent of all votes in Aktia. Information on the shareholders' agreement and the  
parties thereto is available on Aktia's website www.aktia.fi.                   

The Board of Directors of Aktia has today resolved to propose for the Annual    
General Meeting 2010 to appoint a nomination committee with duty to prepare, for
the company's Annual General Meetings, resolution proposals regarding members of
the Board of Supervisors and the auditors of Aktia as well as regarding their   
remuneration. Pursuant to the proposal, the nomination committee would consist  
of representatives of the three largest shareholders and the chairman of the    
Board of Supervisors as an expert member. The right to nominate a representative
to the nomination committee would be held by the three shareholders holding the 
largest amount of all shares in Aktia on 1 November the calendar year prior to  
the Annual General Meeting. Further, the shareholders Sparbanksstiftelsen i     
Helsingfors, the Life Annuity Institution Hereditas and Veritas Pension         
Insurance Company Ltd. have informed Aktia of their intention to make resolution
proposals regarding members of the Board of Supervisors and the auditors as well
as regarding their remuneration for the mandate period commencing after Aktia's 
Annual General Meeting 2010.                                                    

AKTIA PLC                                                                       


For further details, please contact                                             
Malin Pettersson, Head of Communications,                                       
tel. +358 10 247 6369                                                           

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


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