Notification in accordance with the Finnish Securities Market Act Chapter 9 § 5: BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited increased holding in Wärtsilä Corporation

Wärtsilä Corporation, Flagging notifications, 19 September 2016 at 15:15 UTC+2

BlackRock, Inc. has informed Wärtsilä Corporation that BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited has purchased Wärtsilä shares on 16 September 2016, crossing above the 5% disclosure limit on shares and voting rights and on total holdings. Following the transaction BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited owns 5.00% of Wärtsilä’s shares and voting rights, while their total holding in Wärtsilä Corporation corresponds to 5.01%. The total number of shares held by BlackRock, Inc. remains above 5% of Wärtsilä’s share capital and total votes.

Total position of BlackRock, Inc. and its funds subject to the notification:

           % of shares and voting rights % of shares and voting rights through financial instruments % of total Total number of shares and voting rights of issuer
Resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached 8.49% 0.11% 8.61% 197,241,130
Position of previous notification (if applicable) 8.38% 0.14% 8.52%

Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed:

A: Shares and voting rights

Class / type of shares 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)




SUBTOTAL A 16,759,588 8.49%

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 
Securities Lent  N/A        N/A         Physical 224,941 0.11%         
CFD N/A N/A         Cash      7,621     0.00% 
SUBTOTAL B 232,562 0.11%