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This press release is issued by Dockwise Ltd. ("Dockwise") pursuant to the
provisions of Article 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act
(Verdipapirhandelloven), Article 5:25i paragraph 2 of the Dutch Act on Financial
Supervision (Wet op het financieel toezicht) and Article 24 paragraph 3 of the
Dutch Decree on Public Takeover Bids (Besluit openbare biedingen Wft) in
connection with the public offer by Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. ("Boskalis")
through its wholly-owned subsidiary Boskalis Holding B.V. for 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 Canada or Japan.
Breda, The Netherlands - 22 February 2013. Dockwise today published
annual accounts for 2012. The unaudited 2012 results were first disclosed as
part of the publication by Dockwise of the Q4 2012 results on 13 February 2013.
As indicated in the position statement of Dockwise regarding the mandatory cash
offer by Boskalis for all of the issued and outstanding common shares in the
capital of Dockwise (the "Position Statement"), the audited annual accounts
2012 are deemed to be part of the Position Statement in accordance with the
Dutch Public Takeover Offers Decree (the "Decree").
In addition, for the sake of completeness, Dockwise has today published an
addendum to the Position Statement which provides a consolidated overview in
accordance with the Decree of certain securities transactions all of which were
previously disclosed to the AFM and/or OSE in accordance with applicable Dutch
and Norwegian law and regulations.
The audited annual accounts, the Position Statement and the Addendum are
attached to this release and are also available on the Company's website
(www.dockwise.com) and the Newsweb of the Oslo Stock Exchange (www.newsweb.no).
For more information please contact:
Fons van Lith
M: +31 (0)6 51 314 952 or T: +31 (0)76 5484116
About Dockwise Ltd / Dockwise Group
Dockwise Ltd., a Bermuda incorporated Company, has a workforce of more than
1,300 people both offshore and onshore. The Company is the leading marine
contractor providing total transport services to the offshore, onshore and
yachting industries as well as installation services of extremely heavy offshore
platforms. The Group is headquartered in Breda, the Netherlands. The Group's
main commercial offices are located in the Netherlands, the United States and
China with sales offices in Korea, Australia, Brazil, Russia, Singapore,
Malaysia, Mexico and Nigeria. The Dockwise Yacht Transport business unit is
headquartered in Fort Lauderdale and has an office in Italy. The Dockwise
Shipping network is supported by agents in Norway, Argentina and Italy.
To support all of its services to customers, the group also has three additional
engineering centers in Houston, Breda and Shanghai, manufactures specific motion
reduction equipment such as LMU (Leg Mating Units) and DMU (Deck Mating Units)
and operates a fleet of 25 purpose built semi-submersible vessels (including
Dockwise Vanguard, Finesse and White Marlin).
Dockwise shares are listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under ticker DOCK and on
NYSE Euronext Amsterdam under ticker DOCKW.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section
5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
position statement addendum:
2012 annual report and acounts:
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