NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL
The subscription period for the rights issue in Det norske oljeselskap ASA expired at 16:30 hours (CET) on 29 July 2014.
Preliminary counting indicates that the company has received subscriptions for approximately 88.6 million new shares. 61,911,239 new shares were offered in the rights issue. The preliminary counting consequently indicates an oversubscription of approximately 43%.
The final allocation of the new shares will be resolved by the Company’s Board of Directors later today in accordance with the allocation criteria set out in the prospectus dated 9 July 2014. The final result of the Rights Issue will be published shortly thereafter, and letters regarding allocation of new shares and the corresponding subscription amount to be paid by each subscriber, are expected to be distributed during the course of today.
The payment date for the new shares is 4 August 2014.
This announcement is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia). This announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account of, U.S. persons (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act), except pursuant to an effective registration statement under, or an exemption from the registration requirements of, the U.S. Securities Act. All offers and sales outside the United States will be made in reliance on Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act. No public offering of securities is being made in the United States.