Alma Media has received a request to convene an extraordinary general meeting

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Alma Media Corporation Stock Exchange Release          23.4.2010 at 3 pm

ALMA MEDIA HAS RECEIVED A REQUEST TO CONVENE AN EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

Alma Media Corporation has today received a request from its shareholder Oy
Herttaässä Ab (company registration number 0761658-8), addressed to the Board of
Directors of Alma Media, regarding a demand to invite an extraordinary meeting
of shareholders to convene. The main points of the request, written originally
in Finnish, are (unofficial translation):

"The applicant demands that the Board of Directors invite an extraordinary
shareholder meeting to convene to:

1.       Decide upon the printing facility investment
The Board of Directors is requested to present to the extraordinary shareholder
meeting a clarification regarding the necessity and profitability of the planned
printing facility investment to Sarankulma in Tampere, taking into account the
growth and growth prospects of the internet and other electronic media in
significance, as well as that there is plenty of printing capacity in Finland
presently for the needs of printed media.

The clarification is requested to, as the investment is for the company very
significant and challenging especially taking into account the present market
environment, even though the decision is within the decision powers of the Board
of Directors.

Based on the clarification the extraordinary meeting will decide upon the
continuation or cancellation of the investment.


2.       Increasing the number of the members of and complementing the Board of
Directors
The applicant proposes to the extraordinary general meeting that there number of
members in Board of Directors be eight until the end of the next Annual General
meeting, thus complement the Board of Directors by one member.
The applicant proposes that Mr Kai Mäkelä, according to his consent, is elected
to the Board of Directors in addition of the members elected in the Annual
General Meeting."

Oy Herttaässä Ab held on 31(st) March 13,48 % of Alma Media's shares and voting
rights. The Board of Directors of Alma Media Corporation will discuss the
received letter of request in the manner provided by the Finnish Companies Act.

Alma Media Corporation

Rauno Heinonen, VP, Corporate Communications and IR

Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, principal media

Alma Media in brief

Alma Media is a profitable and internationally expanding company with a focus on
the future of newspapers and online services. Its best known products are the
Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Etuovi.com.

Alma Media's net sales in 2009 totaled MEUR 307.8 with an operating margin of
13.5 per cent. The company's share (ALN1V) is listed in the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
Exchange. Read more at www.almamedia.fi



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