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Disclosure of Change in Shareholdings Under Chapter 9, Section 10 of the securities Markets Act

VAAHTO GROUP PLC OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 1 April  2015 at 16:00

DISCLOSURE OF CHANGE IN SHAREHOLDINGS UNDER CHAPTER 9, SECTION 10 OF THE SECURITIES MARKETS ACT

The board of directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj has on 15 February  2015 decided on a directed share issue. The new shares were registered with the Trade Register on 31 March 2015. According to information received by Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, the decision leads to changes in the holdings of shares and votes of Mikko Laakkonen, Hannu Laakkonen, HML Finance Oy, Mikko Vaahto and Ilkka Vaahto.

The total number of shares and voting rights of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj is 15 977 360.

Notifications of major shareholdings made to Vaahto Group Plc Oyj:

MIKKO LAAKKONEN, NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR SHAREHOLDINGS

1 Information on the issuer of the shares:

Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, registered number 0520181-3

2 Reason for the notification:

Registration in the Trade Register of new shares in Vaahto Group Plc Oy on 31 March 2015.

3 Full names of those with a notification obligation:

Mikko Laakkonen

4 Date of the transaction and the date when the threshold was exceeded:

The threshold was exceeded when the new shares were registered with the trade register, on 31 March 2015.

5 Exceeded threshold of major shareholdings

Exceeded 20 %, 25 %

6 Information to be disclosed:

Shares and related voting rights upon completion of the arrangement

Position before the arrangement causing the change

Number of shares

% of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

1 000 000

16,73

1 000 000

16,73

Position after the arrangement causing the change

Number of shares

% of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

4 000 000

25,04

4 000 000

25,04

HANNU LAAKKONEN, NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR SHAREHOLDINGS

1 Information on the issuer of the shares:

Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, registered number 0520181-3

2 Reason for the notification:

Registration in the Trade Register of new shares in Vaahto Group Plc Oy on 31 March 2015.

3 Full names of those with a notification obligation:

Hannu Laakkonen

4 Date of the transaction and the date when the threshold was exceeded:

The threshold was exceeded when the new shares were registered with the trade register, on 31 March 2015.

5 Exceeded threshold of major shareholdings

Exceeded 20 %, 25 %

With respect to the shares held by Hannu Laakkonen, also 3 095 000 shares held by HML Finance Oy, in which Hannu Laakkonen exercises control, have been taken into account.

6 Information to be disclosed:

Shares and related voting rights upon completion of the arrangement

Position before the arrangement causing the change (including the shares held by HML Finance Oy)

Number of shares

% of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

1 095 000

18,3

1 095 000

18,3

Position after the arrangement causing the change (including the shares held by HML Finance Oy)

Number of shares

% of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

4 095 000

25,6

4 095 000

25,6

HML FINANCE OY, NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR SHAREHOLDINGS

1 Information on the issuer of the shares:

Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, registered number 0520181-3

2 Reason for the notification:

Registration in the Trade Register of new shares in Vaahto Group Plc Oy on 31 March 2015.

3 Full names of those with a notification obligation:

HML Finance Oy

4 Date of the transaction and the date when the threshold was exceeded:

The threshold was exceeded when the new shares were registered with the trade register, on 31 March 2015.

5 Exceeded threshold of major shareholdings

Exceeded 5 %, 10 %, 15 %

6 Information to be disclosed:

Shares and related voting rights upon completion of the arrangement

Position before the arrangement causing the change

Number of shares

% of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

95 000

under 5

95 000

under 5

Position after the arrangement causing the change

Number of shares

% of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

3 095 000

19,37

3 095 000

19,37

ILKKA VAAHTO, NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR SHAREHOLDINGS

1 Information on the issuer of the shares:

Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, registered number 0520181-3

2 Reason for the notification:

Registration in the Trade Register of new shares in Vaahto Group Plc Oy on 31 March 2015.

3 Full names of those with a notification obligation:

Ilkka Vaahto

4 Date of the transaction and the date when the threshold was crossed:

The threshold was crossed when the new shares were registered with the trade register, on 31 March 2015.

5 Crossed threshold of major shareholdings:

Crossed under 5 %

6 Information to be disclosed:

Shares and related voting rights upon completion of the arrangement

Position before the arrangement causing the change

Number of shares

% of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

453 985

7,6

453 985

7,6

Position after the arrangement causing the change

Number of shares

% of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

453 985

under 5

453 985

under 5

MIKKO VAAHTO, NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR SHAREHOLDINGS

1 Information on the issuer of the shares:

Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, registered number 0520181-3

2 Reason for the notification:

Registration in the Trade Register of new shares in Vaahto Group Plc Oy on 31 March 2015.

3 Full names of those with a notification obligation:

Mikko Vaahto

4 Date of the transaction and the date when the threshold was crossed:

The threshold was crossed when the new shares were registered with the trade register, on 31 March 2015.

5 Crossed threshold of major shareholdings:

Crossed under 5 %

6 Information to be disclosed:

Shares and related voting rights upon completion of the arrangement

With respect to the shares held by Mikko Vaahto, also 16 891 shares held by Lutosa Oy, in which Mikko Vaahto exercises control, have been taken into account.

Position before the arrangement causing the change (including the shares held by Lutosa Oy)

Number of shares

% of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

563 139

9,4

563 139

9,4

Position after the arrangement causing the change (including the shares held by Lutosa Oy)

Number of shares

% of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

563 139

under 5

563 139

under 5

In Lahti on 1 April 2015

VAAHTO GROUP PLC OYJ

Board of Directors

         Additional information:

         Reijo Järvinen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj +358 400 715968