Sampo to distribute some Nordea shares as extra dividend

Finnish financial group Sampo said on Thursday it would distribute to its shareholders an extra dividend in the form of shares in banking group Nordea.

HELSINKI, June 13 (Reuters) - Finnish financial group Sampo SAMPO.HE said on Thursday it would distribute to its shareholders an extra dividend in the form of shares in banking group Nordea NDAFI.HE.

Each shareholder would receive one Nordea share for each ten Sampo shares held, it said.

Sampo, which is the largest shareholder in Nordea, said its holding would decrease below 20% following the dividend.

(Reporting by Tarmo Virki, editing by Johannes Hellstrom)

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