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

Nokian Tyres plc Stock Exchange Release April 20, 2018, at 3:10 p.m.

Nokian Tyres has received an announcement from BlackRock, Inc. on April 20, 2018, in accordance with the Finnish Securities Market Act Chapter 9, Section 5. According to the announcement, the total number of Nokian Tyres shares owned by BlackRock, Inc. and its funds exceeded level of 5% of the share capital in Nokian Tyres plc, as result of share transactions concluded on April 19, 2018.

BlackRock, Inc. and its funds held on deal date a total of 6,916,782 Nokian Tyres’ shares representing 5.03% of company’s 137,277,072 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  4.83% 0.20% 5.03%  137,277,072 
Positions of previous notification  Below 5% Below 5% Below 5% 

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 6,633,565  4.83%
SUBTOTAL A  6,633,565  4.83%

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

Type of financial
instrument
 
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  260,512  0.18% 
CFD N/A  N/A  Cash 22,705  0.01% 
SUBTOTAL B  283,217  0.20% 

Nokian Tyres plc

Antti-Jussi Tähtinen
Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki Oy, media and www.nokiantyres.com


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 approximately 1,500 stores in 26 countries. In 2017 Nokian Tyres had approximately 4,600 employees and net sales of approximately 1,6 billion euros. Nokian Tyres’ share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. Further information: www.nokiantyres.com

About Us

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: www.nokiantyres.com

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