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STX Europe AS : STX Europe AS : STX France receives an order from RCCL

    STX Europe AS : STX Europe AS : STX France receives an order from RCCL

ROYAL CARRIBEAN  INTERNATIONAL chooses  STX France  to build  the third  OASIS 
class ship.

STX France SA signed today a contract for building a cruise ship intended  for 
Royal Caribbean International (RCI - subsidiary of RCCL) fleet. Third ship  of 
the OASIS  class,  this  ship  featuring outstanding  dimensions  is  due  for 
delivery in mid-2016.  An option for  a second  ship due in  mid-2018 is  also 
provided.

With 361 metres long and 66 metres wide, this ship is one of the biggest  ever 
built in Saint-Nazaire. Oasis of  the Seas and Allure  of the Seas are  indeed 
the largest and most revolutionary  cruise ships in the world.  Architectural 
marvels at sea, they span 16  decks, encompass 225,282 gross registered  tons, 
carrying 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and feature 2,700 staterooms.

"The Oasis of the Seas and  Allure of the Seas have fundamentally  transformed 
the cruise experience  for our  guests," said  Richard D.  Fain, chairman  and 
chief executive officer  of Royal  Caribbean Cruises Ltd.  "These ships  have 
consistently generated outstanding guest satisfaction ratings and continue  to 
produce superior financial results. We are thrilled to be adding a sister  to 
this extraordinary  class  of  vessels  at a  compelling  price.  Being  back 
building in France just adds to the pleasure."

This contract is worth  10 millions working hours  distributed over more  than 
three years. Studies will start in  January 2013, while production is  planned 
to start in September the same year.

"We are extremely proud to have been selected by Royal Caribbean International
to build this third unit, which is a real challenge to our yard. This ship  is 
a real  exception  in  the  cruise  world  as  it  is  highly  innovative  and 
spectacular. Moreover, we are delighted to partner with Royal Caribbean  again 
and continue our decades-long relationship. Royal Caribbean has always been an
important part of  our shipyard's  success as we  have built  twelve of  their 
vessels. Our technical teams should get back quickly to a cooperation mind. We
are eager to start" declared Laurent Castaing, STX France Managing Director.

Press contact:
STX France SA: Delphine Glédel, Communication manager - Tel.:+33 (0)2 51 10 90
37 - Mob: +33 6 61 61 54 49
E-Mail: delphine.gledel@stxeurope.com

STX France SA is  part of STX Europe  AS, an international shipbuilding  group 
which aims to  be the  leading builder of  cruise vessels,  ferries and  other 
specialized vessels. STX Europe AS is also the majority shareholder in STX OSV
Holdings Limited  listed on  the Singapore  Exchange (SGX).  The group  has  a 
strong position in terms of developing state-of-the-art concepts,  technology, 
processes and products for customers around the world. STX Europe comprises  6 
shipyards in Finland, France and Norway  in addition to 9 shipyards  belonging 
to STX OSV Holdings Limited. STX Europe has STX Europe Group has approximately
14,000 employees. See: www.stxeurope.com
STX Europe's principal  shareholder, the international  industrial group  STX, 
has approximately 54000 employees and aims to  be a global top player in  its 
core areas;  shipping  and  trade, shipbuilding  and  machineries,  plant  and 
construction, and energy.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12  vphl 
(Norwegian Securities Trading Act).



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