Notification of Change in Shareholding

Metro International S.A., the international newspaper group, 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 Försäkringsaktiebolaget Avanza Pension on 2 August 2011, has changed its shareholdings in Metro International S.A. to a level below the threshold of 5 percent of total numbers of voting rights. Försäkringsaktiebolaget Avanza Pension’s shareholding thereafter amounts to 12,847,639 SDRs representing the Class A share, equivalent to 4.9 percent of the total number of voting rights (29 June 2011 Avanza Pension’s shareholding exceeded the threshold of 5 percent of total numbers of voting rights).


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


For further information please contact:
Anders Kronborg, CFO Metro International                  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 20 countries across Europe, North & South America and Asia. Metro has a unique global reach – attracting a young, active, well-educated Metropolitan audience of 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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