Metro International : Notification of Change in Shareholding

Metro International (“Metro”), the world’s largest international newspaper, hereby announces in accordance with the “Law of 11 January 2008 on transparency requirements for issuers of securities”, where Luxembourg is the home Member State (the “Transparency Law”), a change in shareholding.


Please be notified that Försäkringsbolaget Avanza Pension on 6 February 2012, has changed its shareholding in Metro International S.A. to a level exceeding the threshold of 5 percent of total numbers of voting rights. Försäkringsaktiebolaget Avanza Pension’s shareholding thereafter amounts to 14 332 593 SDR’s representing the Class A share, equivalent to 5.42 percent of the total number of voting rights (2 August 2011 Avanza Pension’s shareholding fell below the threshold of 5 percent of total number of voting rights).

Försäkringsbolaget Avanza Pension is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avanza Bank Holding AB. It is the pension holders of Avanza Pension who have acquired the shareholdings in question.

For further information please visit or contact:

Anders Kronborg


Tel: +44 79 1254 0800

Tanya Forsstedt Avanza Bank AB Tel: +46 8 562 257 37



Metro is the largest international newspaper in the world. Metro is published in over 100 major cities in 22 countries across Europe, North & South America and Asia. Metro has a unique global reach – attracting a young, active, well-educated Metropolitan audience of over 17 million daily readers. 

Metro International S.A. shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm through Swedish Depository Receipts of series A and series B under the symbols MTROA and MTROB.

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