Boskalis: 90% shares committed to Dockwise offer
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For best results when printing this announcement, please click on the link below: http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130131:nHUGcVm2 Papendrecht, 31 January 2013 Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. ("Boskalis") announces that it has acquired 182,654 shares in Dockwise in the course of trading today. All these shares were acquired through Euronext Amsterdam and were purchased at an average price of EUR 18.50 per share with a maximum price of EUR 18.50 per share (which equals NOK 137 as per today). Boskalis now holds 40% of the shares in Dockwise. Together with the irrevocable commitments obtained by Boskalis, more than 90% of the Dockwise shares is already acquired by, or committed to, Boskalis. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Investor Relations & Press: Martijn L.D. Schuttevâer firstname.lastname@example.org T +31 78 6969310 F +31 78 6969020 This press release is issued by Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) pursuant to the provisions of Article 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act (Verdipapirhandelloven) and Article 5:25i paragraph 2 of the Dutch Act on Financial Supervision (Wet op het Financieel Toezicht) and Articles 4 and 13 of the Dutch Decree on Public Takeover Bids (Besluit openbare biedingen Wft) in connection with its public offer for Dockwise Ltd. (Dockwise). This announcement does not constitute an offer, or any solicitation of any offer, to buy or subscribe for any securities. This announcement is not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America, Canada, Australia or Japan. Background information: Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors. The company provides creative and innovative all-round solutions to infrastructural challenges in the maritime, coastal and delta regions of the world with the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defense and riverbank protection. In addition, Boskalis offers a wide variety of marine services and contracting for the offshore energy sector including subsea, transport and heavy lift (though Boskalis Offshore) and towage and salvage (through SMIT). It also has strategic partnerships in the Middle East (Archirodon) and in terminal services (Smit Lamnalco). With a versatile fleet of over 1,100 units Boskalis operates in around 75 countries across six continents. Including its share in partnerships, Boskalis has approximately 14,000 employees. This press release can also be found on our website www.boskalis.com http://www.boskalis.com/ . pdf version press release http://hugin.info/130721/R/1674766/545400.pdf ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster N.V. via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1674766