Disclosure under Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act regarding change in holdings

OPTOMED PLC          STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE                      12 December 2019 at 8 p.m.

Disclosure under Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act regarding change in holdings

Optomed Plc (“Optomed” or the “Company”) has received a notification in accordance with the Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act (as amended, the “SMA”) from Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (“Universal Investments”). According to the notification, the total holdings in Optomed shares and votes held by Universal Investments has increase to 7.49 per cent of all of the registered shares in Optomed on 5 December 2019.

The total number of the Company’s registered shares amounts to 14,003,144 shares. Each share entitles to one (1) vote.

The total position of Universal Investments 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)
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 7.49 - 7.49
Position of previous notification (if applicable) - - -

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 % of shares and voting rights
Direct
(SMA 9:5)
Indirect
(SMA 9:6 ja 9:7)
Direct
(SMA 9:5)
Indirect 
(SMA 9:6 ja 9:7)
FI4000410881 - 1,049,235 - 7.49
SUBTOTAL A 1,049,235 7.49

Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation as contained in the notification

The complete chain of controlled undertakings through which the shares, voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity:

Name % of shares and voting rights % of shares and voting rights through financial instruments Total of both
Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mit be-schränkter Haftung - - -
Universal-Investment-Luxembourg S.A 6.70% - 6.70%

Optomed has not received the complete chain of controlled undertakings.

Further enquiries

Lars Lindqvist, CFO, Optomed Plc, lars.lindqvist@optomed.com

Sakari Knuutti, CLO, Optomed Plc, sakari.knuutti@optomed.com

Distribution

Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd

Principal media

www.optomed.com

Optomed in Brief 

Optomed is a Finnish medical technology company and one of the leading providers of handheld fundus cameras. Optomed combines handheld screening devices with software and artificial intelligence with the aim to transform the diagnostic process of blinding eye-diseases such as rapidly increasing diabetic retinopathy. In its business Optomed focuses on eye-screening devices and software solutions related R&D in Finland and sales through different channels in over 60 countries. The company has an extensive portfolio of 52 international patents protecting the technology. In 2018, Optomed’s revenue reached EUR 12.7 million and pro forma revenue with the acquisition of Commit; Oy amounted to EUR 14.5 million. At the end of September 2019, Optomed employed 105 professionals.

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