HELSINKI Feb 25 Finland's state investment fund
Solidium said on Tuesday it had sold 2.3 percent of
shares in Sampo for 35.65 euros per share, pushing
the stock down.
Solidium, which now owns 11.9 percent of the Finnish
insurance and investment group, said it had raised 450 million
euros ($618 million) from the sale, which was aimed at
strengthening the state budget.
Solidium said it also received proceeds of 350 million euros
from offering bonds exchangeable for Sampo shares.
Sampo shares fell 3 percent to 35.61 euros in early Helsinki
($1 = 0.7285 euros)
(Reporting by Jussi Rosendahl; Editing by Mark Potter)