BlackRock Inc.'s holding in Metso: Notification according to chapter 9, section 5 and 6 of the Securities Market Act
OREANDA-NEWS. Metso Corporation has received a notification, pursuant to Chapter 9, Section 5 and 6 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act, about a change in the holding of mutual funds managed by BlackRock, Inc. of the total amount of shares and financial instruments entitling to shares of Metso Corporation.
On August 16, 2016, BlackRock, Inc.'s aggregate holding in Metso exceeded the 5 percent threshold and amounted to 7,540,146 shares or 5.01 percent of Metso's shares and votes. BlackRock, Inc.'s holding through financial instruments in Metso Corporation amounted to 1,369,985 shares, which corresponds to 0.91 percent of the total amount of shares in Metso Corporation. On August 16, 2016, BlackRock, Inc.'s total position in Metso Corporation amounted to 8,910,131 or 5.92 percent of Metso's shares and votes.
Metso's total number of shares and voting rights is 150,348,256.
BlackRock, Inc.'s holdings according to the notification:
|% of shares and voting rights (A)||% of shares and voting rights through financial instruments (B)||Total of both in %
(A + B)
|Resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was reached||5.01%||0.91%||5.92%|
|Position of previous notification||4.96%||1.02%||5.98%|
|A: Shares and voting rights|
|Number of shares and voting rights||% of shares and voting rights|
(SMA 9:6 and 7)
(SMA 9:6 and 7)
|B: Financial Instruments according to SMA 9:6a|
|Type of financial instrument||Expiration date||Exercise Period||Physical of cash settlement||Number of shares and voting rights||% of shares and voting rights|