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_Disclosure of Change in Shareholdings Under Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act._

VAAHTO GROUP PLC OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 17.2.2015 at 16:15

DISCLOSURE OF CHANGE IN SHAREHOLDINGS UNDER CHAPTER 9, SECTION 10 OF THE SECURITIES MARKETS ACT

The board of directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj has on 15 February 2015 decided on a directed share issue. The company has received the below notifications of major shareholdings from HML FINANCE OY and Hannu Laakkonen.

 

HML FINANCE OY, NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR SHAREHOLDINGS

1 Information on the issuer of the shares:

Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, registered number 0520181-3

2 Reason for the notification:

Decision of the board of directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj made on 15 February 2015 regarding a directed share issue to selected investors.

3 Full names of those with a notification obligation:

HML FINANCE OY

4 Date of the transaction and the date when the threshold was exceeded:

Decision of the board of directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj made on 15 February 2015 regarding a directed share issue to selected investors. The threshold of major shareholdings is exceeded when the shares issued in the directed share issue have been registered with the trade register.

5 Exceeded threshold of major shareholdings

Exceeded 5 %, 10 % and 15 %

The shareholdings have been calculated on the basis of the number of shares held by HML FINANCE OY, the number of new shares subscribed for by him in the directed share issue, and with respect to the total number of shares in Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, the total number of new shares issued in the directed share issue.

6 Information to be disclosed:

Shares and related voting rights upon completion of the arrangement

Position before the arrangement causing the change

Number of shares

% of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

95 000

under 5 %

95 000

under 5 %

Position after the arrangement causing the change

Number of shares

% of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

3 095 000

19,37

3 095 000

19,37

 

HANNU LAAKKONEN, NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR SHAREHOLDINGS

1 Information on the issuer of the shares:

Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, registered number 0520181-3

2 Reason for the notification:

Decision of the board of directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj made on 15 February 2015 regarding a directed share issue to selected investors.

3 Full names of those with a notification obligation:

Hannu Laakkonen

4 Date of the transaction and the date when the threshold was exceeded:

Decision of the board of directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj made on 15 February 2015 regarding a directed share issue to selected investors. The threshold of major shareholdings is exceeded when the shares issued in the directed share issue have been registered with the trade register.

5 Exceeded threshold of major shareholdings

Exceeded 20 % and 25 %

The shareholdings have been calculated on the basis of the number of shares held by Hannu Laakkonen, the number of new shares subscribed for by him in the directed share issue, and with respect to the total number of shares in Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, the total number of new shares issued in the directed share issue.

6 Information to be disclosed:

Shares and related voting rights upon completion of the arrangement

Position before the arrangement causing the change

Number of shares

% of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

1 134 580

19,0

1 134 580

19,0

Position after the arrangement causing the change

Number of shares

% of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

4 095 000

25,63

4 095 000

25,63

of which in direct ownership 1 000 000 shares and in indirect ownership through HML FINANCE OY 3 095 000 shares.

In Lahti on 17 February 2015

VAAHTO GROUP PLC OYJ

Board of Directors

         Additional information:

         Reijo Järvinen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj +358 400 715968