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Sampo Group (SAMAS) Chairman to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell




Sampo plc (SAMAS), parent company of the leading provider of P&C insurance in Nordic region and Baltic countries will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.  

In honor of the occasion, Sampo Group Chairman, Bjorn Wahlroos, will ring the Opening Bell.


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 - 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET     


NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Sampo plc:  

Jarmo Salonen

+358 50 424 0030

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About Sampo Group (SAMAS):

Sampo Group comprises Nordic region's largest property and casualty insurer If, life insurer Mandatum Life and parent company Sampo plc. Sampo is also a major shareholder in Nordea, the largest Nordic banking group. Nordea is Sampo's associated company.

If P&C Insurance provides insurance solutions and services in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Baltic countries and Russia. Mandatum Life is responsible for the Sampo Group's life insurance operations in Finland and the Baltic countries.

Sampo plc has been listed at NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (former Helsinki Stock Exchange) since 1988. Sampo's largest shareholders are Solidium (Finnish government) as well as mutual pension insurance companies Varma and Ilmarinen. Bjorn Wahlroos, Chairman of the Board, is also a significant shareholder in Sampo. 


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