STOCKMANN plc: EXERCISE OF SHARE OPTIONS 2000

STOCKMANN plc STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT March 16, 2005, at 13.00

STOCKMANN plc: EXERCISE OF SHARE OPTIONS 2000

A total of 4 900 Stockmann plc Series B shares with a par value of EUR 2.00 have been subscribed for as a result of an exercise of the Company's share options 2000. The corresponding increase in the Company's share capital was EUR 9 800. As a result of the increase, Stockmann plc's share capital now totals EUR 106 849 920 and the total number of Series B shares in issue is 28 860 717. The new shares were registered on March 16, 2005. They will be listed on the Helsinki Exchanges together with the old shares on March 17, 2005.

A total of 1 250 000 new Series B shares with a par value of EUR 2.00 can be subscribed for with the 2000 A and B share options listed on the Helsinki Exchanges. The subscription price with option A was EUR 14.95 per share and the subscription price with option B was EUR 15.95 per share. The subscription period for shares with the share options 2000 will expire on April 1, 2007.

STOCKMANN plc

Hannu Penttilä CEO

DISTRIBUTION Helsinki Exchanges Principal media





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