NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA OR JAPAN, OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OF ANY OF THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN.
Reference is made to previous announcements by Ocean Yield ASA (the "Company") in respect of the private placement (the "Private Placement") of a total of 11,000,000 new shares ("New Shares") in the Company for gross proceeds of NOK 759 million.
Delivery of the shares allocated in the Private Placement has, in order to facilitate delivery-versus-payment and delivery of already listed shares, as earlier reported been made by delivery of existing and unencumbered shares in the Company, pursuant to a share lending agreement entered into between the Company, Arctic Securities AS and Aker Capital AS.
The share capital increase pertaining to the New Shares issued through the Private Placement was today registered with the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises (Nw. Foretaksregisteret). Following the registration, the registered share capital of the Company is NOK 1,593,514,320 comprising of 159,351,432 shares, each with a nominal value of NOK 10.00.
The New Shares will be delivered to Aker Capital AS as return of borrowed shares in connection with the settlement of the Private Placement.
The New Shares will be registered with the VPS under the Company's ISIN NO 0010657448 and be traded on Oslo Børs under the Company's trading symbol "OCY". Such trading of the New Shares will commence today.
ABG Sundal Collier ASA, Arctic Securities AS, Pareto Securities AS and Sparebank 1 Markets AS have acted as Joint Lead Managers in the Private Placement.
For further information, please contact:
Eirik Eide, CFO
Tel: +47 24 13 01 91 / Mob: +47 95 00 89 21
Investor Relations contact:
Marius Magelie, SVP Finance & IR
Tel: +47 24 13 01 82
This information is subject to disclosure under the Norwegian Securities Trading Act, Section 5-12.
This announcement is not and does not form a part of any offer for sale of any securities, and is for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in the United States, or any other jurisdiction in which such distribution would be unlawful or would require registration or other measures. Securities may not be sold in the United States absent registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Ocean Yield ASA does not intend to register of its securities in the United States.
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