HELSINKI May 20 Small Finnish bank Aktia
said on Tuesday that investment and insurance group
Sampo had bought a 6-percent stake in it.
Sampo, which also owns large stakes in Nordea, the
biggest bank in the Nordics, as well as Danish insurer
Topdanmark, now holds about 6 percent of Aktia stocks
and 0.9 percent of its voting rights.
In Tuesday's transactions, Life Annuity Institution
Hereditas cut its stake in Aktia to 3 percent of shares and 9.3
percent of votes, while Svenska Litteratursallskapet i Finland
lifted its holding to 7.9 percent of stocks and 4.6 percent of
(Reporting By Jussi Rosendahl; Editing by Pravin Char)