SAMPO PLC                        STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE                                        27 October 2020 at 9:10 am 
   Sampo Group has received all regulatory approvals for its Hastings deal 
   Sampo announced on 5 August 2020 that Sampo and Rand Merchant Investment 
Holdings (RMI) have made a recommended cash offer, through a jointly 
owned company, to acquire all issued and to be issued shares in Hastings 
Group Holdings Plc not already owned or controlled by Sampo and RMI. 
   The offer is subject to conditions set out in Part III of the Scheme 
Document, including the receipt of certain regulatory and antitrust 
approvals. All of the conditions relating to regulatory and antitrust 
approvals have now been satisfied. 
   The Scheme will be effective following completion of the Court Hearing 
procedure, which is anticipated to be held on 13 November 2020. 
   More information on the schedule is available at 
   Jarmo Salonen 
   Head of Investor Relations and Group Communications 
   tel. +358 10 516 0030 
   Maria Silander 
   Communications Manager, Media Relations 
   tel. +358 10 516 0031 
   Nasdaq Helsinki 
   London Stock Exchange 
   The principal media 
   Financial Supervisory Authority 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

October 27, 2020 03:25 ET (07:25 GMT)

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