2013-03-18 12:22:55 -
Reference is made to the agreement of a stabilisation package between the
Government of Cyprus and the Eurozone countries made public on 16 March.
If the agreement is approved by the parliament in Cyprus there will be a one-off
levy on deposits in Cypriot banks of 9.9 per cent on amounts of more than EUR
100,000 and 6.75 per cent on amounts smaller than EUR 100,000. Furthermore, it
is proposed that the corporate tax rate is increased from 10 per cent to 12.5
At the end of business on Friday 15 March 2013, Prosafe had approximately USD
550,000 on deposit in one bank in Cyprus. If the levy is approved in its current
form by the Cyprus Parliament, Prosafe will have a levy of about USD 50,000
on the deposit in Cyprus.
It is not expected that the change in the corporate tax rate, as currently
proposed, will have a significant impact on Prosafe.
Prosafe is the world's leading owner and operator of semi-submersible
accommodation/service rigs. Operating profit reached USD 222.4 million in 2012
and net profit was USD 177.5 million. The company operates globally, employs
550 people and is headquartered in Larnaca, Cyprus. Prosafe is listed on the
Oslo Stock Exchange with ticker code PRS. For more information, please refer to
Larnaca, 18 March 2013
Georgina Georgiou, General Manager
For further information, please contact:
Sven Børre Larsen, Chief Financial Officer
Prosafe Management AS
Phone: +47 909 43 673
Cecilie Helland Ouff, Finance and IR Manager
Phone: +47 51 64 25 20 / +47 991 09 467
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section
5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
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