Noreco announces the sale of its Norwegian petroleum activities

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Oslo, 21 December 2015: Norwegian Energy Company ASA (‘Noreco’) announces that its fully owned subsidiary Noreco Norway AS (Noreco Norway) has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement (‘SPA’) with Djerv Energi AS (‘Djerv’) for the sale of its exploration licence interests, organisation and management systems. The owners of Djerv will be a US based investment fund (70%) and Noreco (30%).

The owners of Djerv will subscribe on equal terms prorata in a primary offering, to ensure that the company is funded for known commitments.

Additionally, Noreco Norway has entered into an SPA to transfer its 4.36% participating interest in the Enoch licence to CapeOmega AS.

Subject to completions, the proposed transactions will lead to a subsequent ceasing of all of Noreco Norway’s petroleum activities. Added to the proceeds from the Oselvar sale this is expected to result in an estimated recovery of approximately 90% of the initial principal amount under the NOR06 bond issue.

The proposed transactions are conditional upon approvals by the Norwegian ministries; Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and Ministry of Finance. Additionally, the transaction entered into with Djerv is conditional on approval from NOR06 bondholders.

Contact:

Silje Augustson, Group CEO

Tel.: +47 992 83 900 or email: investorrelations@noreco.com



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