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Hitt og þetta 19. september 2006

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SAMPO PLC STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 19 September 2006, 14.30

SAMPO HOUSING LOAN BANK PLC LAUNCHES EUR 1 billion COVERED BOND ISSUE

SAMPO HOUSING LOAN BANK PLC LAUNCHES EUR 1 billion COVERED BOND ISSUE Sampo Housing Loan Bank plc, a member of the Sampo Group, has launched a EUR 1 billion covered bond issue on the international capital markets. The arrangement is part of the transfer of a EUR 850 million housing loan portfolio from Sampo Bank plc to Sampo Housing Loan Bank. Sampo Housing Loan Bank plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sampo Bank plc.

The issue was oversubscribed almost two times. Sampo Housing Loan Bank plc will pay a fixed coupon of 3.75 per cent for the loan.

SAMPO PLC

Hannu Vuola Head of Corporate Communications Tel. +358 10 516 0040

Distribution: Helsinki Stock Exchange The principal media Financial Supervision www.sampo.com

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25 ára afmælistilboð VB – 50% afsláttur af áskrift

Afmælistilboð VB

Viðskiptablaðið er 25 ára og af því tilefni býðst nýjum áskrifendum að kaupa áskrift á 50% afslætti.
Afmælisverðið er aðeins 2.500 krónur.

Tilboðið er fyrir nýja áskrifendur. Núverandi áskrifendur geta bætt við sig áskrift á þessu verði. Gildir í 4 mánuði. Áskrifendur fá Viðskiptablaðið, Frjálsa verslun og Fiskifréttir sent ásamt vefaðgangi að vb.is og fiskifrettir.is