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Aker ASA: Lerøy Acquisition of Havfisk and Norway Seafoods approved by Norway Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

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.

Lerøy today announced that the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and
Fisheries has approved Lerøy's acquisition of shares in Havfisk and Norway
Seafoods. Lerøy is still awaiting the approval from the relevant competition
authorities before completing the transactions.

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 information about the conditions of the approval, please refer to
Lerøy's stock exchange notice.


For further information, please contact:

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

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.


This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Aker ASA via Globenewswire

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