Nokian Tyres: Disclosure under chapter 9, section 10 of the securities market act

Nokian Tyres plc Stock Exchange Release 4 May 2016 at 09:45 a.m.

Nokian Tyres has received an announcement from BlackRock, Inc. on 3 May 2016, according to which BlackRock, Inc.'s indirect holding in Nokian Tyres shares has gone above the threshold of 5 % of the share capital in Nokian Tyres plc, as a result of a share transactions concluded on 2 May 2016. The indirect shareholding of BlackRock, Inc. in Nokian Tyres has increased to 7,014,013 shares, corresponding to 5.20% of Nokian Tyres’ shares and voting rights.

The mutual funds managed by BlackRock, Inc. held on deal date a total of 7,420,770 Nokian Tyres’ shares representing 5.50% of company’s 134,691,174 shares and voting rights.

Total positions of BlackRock, Inc. and its funds subject to the notification:

% of shares and voting rights (total of A) % of shares and voting rights through financial instruments (total of B) Total of both in % (A+B) Total number of shares and voting rights of issuer
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 5.20% 0.30% 5.50% 134,691,174
Positions of previous notification 4.87% 0.31% 5.18%

Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:

A: Shares and voting rights:

Class/type of shares
ISIN code
Number of shares and voting rights Number of shares and voting rights % of shares and voting rights % of shares and voting rights
Direct (SMA 9:5) Indirect
(SMA 9:6 and 9:7)
Direct (SMA 9:5) Indirect
(SMA 9:6 and 9:7)
FI0009005318 7,014,013 5.20%
SUBTOTAL A 7,014,013 5.20%

B: Financial instruments according to SMA 9:6a:

Type of financial
Expiration date Exercise/
Conversion Period
Physical or
cash settlement
Number of shares
and voting rights
% of shares and
voting rights
Securities Lent N/A N/A Physical 209,883 0.15%
CFD N/A N/A Cash 196,874 0.14%
SUBTOTAL B 406,757 0.30%

Nokian Tyres plc

Antti-Jussi Tähtinen
Vice President, Marketing and Communications

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Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer. The company promotes and facilitates safe driving in demanding conditions. It supplies innovative tyres for cars, trucks and special heavy machinery mainly in areas with special challenges on tyre performance: snow, forests and harsh driving conditions in different seasons. Nokian Tyres’ product development is consistently aiming for sustainable solutions for safety and the environment, taking into account the whole life cycle of the tyre. A part of the Nokian Tyres group, the tyre chain Vianor has 1,475 outlets in 26 countries. In 2015 Nokian Tyres had approximately 4,400 employees and net sales of approximately 1,4 billion euros. Nokian Tyres’ share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. Further information:

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Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer and one of the most sustainable companies in the industry. We offer peace of mind in all conditions by developing high-quality, safe and eco-friendly tyres for passenger cars, trucks and heavy machinery. We are especially well known for our innovative winter tyres. Our group also includes the Vianor chain, specialising in vehicle maintenance and tyre services. In 2017, the company’s turnover was approximately EUR 1.6 billion and it employed some 4,600 people. Nokian Tyres is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Further information: