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Acquisition of 48.5 per cent of Shares in Morpol Completed


NORWAY - On 17 December 2012 Marine Harvest ASA announced that it had entered into an agreement with Friendmall Ltd. and Bazmonta Holding Ltd. to acquire 48.5 per cent of the shares in Morpol ASA for NOK 11.50 per share.

This transaction has now been completed and Marine Harvest's share capital has been increased by NOK125,400,790.50 through the issuance of 167,201,054 new shares in the two related share capital increases.

The two share capital increases have been registered in the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises and following such registration Marine Harvest ASA has a share capital of NOK2,811,256,197.75 divided into 3,748,341,597 shares each with a par value of NOK0.75.

Marine Harvest intends to submit a mandatory offer for the remaining shares in Morpol based at an offer price of NOK 11.50 per share.

Such offer will be submitted within the 4 weeks period required by the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

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

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