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Notification according to chapter 9, section 5 and 6 of the Securities Market Act: BlackRock, Inc ownership in Valmet exceeds 5 percent

Valmet Oyj's stock exchange release on August 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. EET

Valmet Oyj has on August 9, 2017 received a notification referred to in Securities Market Act from BlackRock, Inc, stating that the company's ownership and share of votes in Valmet Oyj has exceeded the threshold of 5 percent.

As a result of share transactions on August 8, 2017, the holding of BlackRock, Inc increased to 7,559,076 shares, representing an ownership of 5.04 percent of Valmet Oyj's total number of shares and share of votes.

Valmet Oyj has one series of shares in which each share carries one vote. The aggregate number of shares is 149,864,619.

Total positions of BlackRock, Inc subject to the notification obligation:

  % 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 3.79% 1.25% 5.04%
Position of previous notification (if applicable) N/A N/A N/A

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 and 9:7)
Direct
(SMA 9:5)
Indirect
(SMA 9:6 and 9:7)
FI4000074984   5,680,894   3.79%
SUBTOTAL A 5,680,894 3.79%

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
CFD N/A N/A Cash 1,878,182 1.25%
SUBTOTAL B 1,878,182 1.25%

Further information, please contact:
Calle Loikkanen, Director, Investor Relations, Valmet, tel. +358 10 627 0020

VALMET

Kari Saarinen
CFO

Calle Loikkanen
Director, Investor Relations

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