Metro International : Metro International: Notification of Major Shareholding

Metro International : Metro International: Notification of Major Shareholding

 Publication and communication under the Luxembourg act dated 21 July 2012 on
  squeeze-outs and sell-outs of securities issued by companies currently or
         formerly listed on a regulated market in the European Union

Kinnevik Media Holding AB, a private limited liability company existing  under 
Swedish law with registered seat  Skeppsbron 18, Box 2094, S-10313  Stockholm, 
Sweden, registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office under number
556880-1590, with email address:  info@kinnevik.se ("Kinnevik Media  Holding") 
which is  held  by  100%  Investment AB  Kinnevik  (publ),  a  public  limited 
liability  company  existing  under  Swedish  law,  with  registered  seat  at 
Skeppsbron 18, Box 2094, S-10313 Stockholm, Sweden registered with the Swedish
Companies Registration Office  under number 556047-9742,  with email  address: 
info@kinnevik.se being listed on NASDAQ  OMX Stockholm; has notified Metro  of 
the following:

Metro has a total issued share  capital EUR 1,000,372.64 divided into a  total 
of 528,009,231 shares, having one voting right each.

On 14 June 2013, Kinnevik Media  Holding acquired by purchase further class  A 
shares/SDRs and  class  B  shares/SDRs,  following a  private  offer  made  by 
Investment AB Kinnevik (publ) after delisting of the shares of Metro, so  that 
its direct holding:

  oof class A shares/SDRs with ISIN number SE0000696841 rose from EUR
    492,437.75 to EUR 492,500.46 in the share capital of Metro, corresponding
    to a rise in the voting rights from 259,914,821 to 259,947,923 in the
    class A shares/SDRs and to a holding of 98.29% in the class A share/SDRs,
    and
  oof class B shares/SDRs SE0000696858 rose from EUR 490,289.16 to EUR
    490,349.12 in the share capital of Metro, corresponding to a rise in the
    voting rights from 258,780,770 to 258,812,417 in the class B shares/SDRs
    and hence a holding of 98.21% in the class B share/SDRs.

The total direct holding  of shares/SDR of Kinnevik  Media Holding hence  rose 
from EUR 982,726.91 to  EUR 982,849.58, corresponding  to voting rights  which 
rose from 518,695,591  to 518,760,340  and a holding  of 98.25%  of the  total 
voting rights in Metro.

During an extraordinary shareholder  meeting of Metro  dated 21 December  2012 
the shareholders decided to add voting rights  to the class B shares, so  that 
the class B shares have the same voting rights as the class A shares, i.e. one
vote for each share.

Kinnevik Media Holding has also  indicated that shareholders of Investment  AB 
Kinnevik (publ), including  Verdere S.à  r.l., SMS Sapere  Aude Trust,  Sophie 
Stenbeck and HS  Sapere Aude Trust,  together holding as  of 31 December  2012 
shares representing approximately 46.2% of the votes and approximately 12%  of 
the share  capital  in  Investment  AB  Kinnevik  (publ),  have  an  agreement 
regarding coordinated voting of their shares.  Verdere S.à r.l. holding as  of 
31 December  2012 shares  representing approximately  35.1% of  the votes  and 
approximately 9.1% of the  share capital in Investment  AB Kinnevik (publ)  is 
owned, directly and indirectly, by Cristina and Max Stenbeck, 50% each.

For further information, please visit www.metro.lu, or contact:
Kristofer Hellberg, Kinnevik Tel: + 46 70762 00 24

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and Asia. Metro has a unique global reach - attracting a young, active,
well-educated Metropolitan audience of over 18 million daily readers.

Notification of Major Shareholding

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