Sanoma completes the acquisition of SBS TV operations in Belgium

Wednesday, 08. June 2011 12:15
Stock Exchange Release 08/06/2011  13:15

Sanoma announced the acquisition of SBS free-to-air TV assets in the Netherlands
and Belgium from ProSiebenSat.1 on 20 April 2011. The acquisition of the Belgian
operations has been closed today.

Sanoma will report its share of the result of the Belgian TV operations in the
'Share of results in associated companies' line in its consolidated income

The acquisition of the Dutch activities is still subject to the approval of the
Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa). This approval is expected during the

Sanoma Corporation

Kim Ignatius
Chief Financial Officer

Additional information: Sanoma's Investor Relations, Kare Laukkanen tel.
+358 105 19 5064 and Anna Tuominen tel. +358 105 19 5066 or

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