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Marine Harvest Makes Mandatory Offer for Remainder of Morpol

19 February 2013, at 12:00am

NORWAY - Following Marine Harvest's acquisition of 48.5 per cent of the shares in Morpol ASA, the company has now made a mandatory offer for the remaining shares in the company with an offer price of NOK 11.50 per share.

The offer period is from 15 January 2013 to 26 February 2013. Detailed information about the Offer is set forth in the offer document from the Offeror dated 14 January 2013, which has been approved by Oslo Brs pursuant to section 6-14 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act of 29 June 2007.

The board of directors of the Company has prepared this statement in connection with the Offer pursuant to and in accordance with section 6-16 of the Securities Trading Act.

Board member Slawomir Stochnialek has, inter alia due to his position as CEO of Epigon S.A., declared himself disqualified and has abstained from participating in board proceedings related to the preparation of this statement.

The board of directors has engaged DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA to consider the Offer and the Offer Price for the purpose of providing a fairness opinion.

For more information on the Morpol Board of Directors assessment of the offer please follow: http://morpol.com/news/press-releases,show:1678865.html#1678865

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