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2016-08-26

Aker ASA: Lerøy Acquisition of Havfisk and Norway Seafoods approved by competition authorities

Reference is made to the stock exchange notice published on 2 June 2016
regarding the agreements entered by Aker Capital AS and Aker Capital II AS
("Aker") with Lerøy Seafood Group ASA ("Lerøy") to sell Aker's 63.21 per cent
ownership stake in Havfisk ASA ("Havfisk") for NOK 36.50 per share and Aker's
73.63 per cent ownership stake in Norway Seafoods Group AS ("Norway
Seafoods") for NOK 1.0 per share.

As described in the stock exchange notice dated 25 August 2016, the
transaction has been approved by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry
and Fisheries. Lerøy announced today that the transaction has also been
approved by relevant competition authorities. The conditions for completion
of the agreements are therefore met.

A completion of the sale of Havfisk will trigger a mandatory offer for the
remaining shares in Havfisk at NOK 36.50 per share. Assuming completion of
the transaction, Lerøy also intends to make an offer for the remaining shares
in Norway Seafoods at NOK 1.0 per share.

For further details, please refer to Lerøy's stock exchange notice published
today.

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For further information, please contact:

Investors:
Marianne Stigset, Head of Investor Relations
Phone: +47 24 13 00 66
Mobile: +47 41 18 84 82

Media:
Atle Kigen, Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +47 24 13 00 08
Mobile: +47 907 84 878

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5 -12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

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Source: Aker ASA via Globenewswire

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