Aker ASA : Aker ASA : IMPLEMENTATION OF MERGER BETWEEN AKER BIOMARINE ASA AND AKER SEAFOODS HOLDING AS

Aker ASA : Aker ASA : IMPLEMENTATION OF MERGER BETWEEN AKER BIOMARINE ASA AND
                           AKER SEAFOODS HOLDING AS

Reference is made to the stock exchange announcements published by Aker ASA
and Aker BioMarine ASA on 12 September, 8 October and 9 November 2012
concerning a merger between Aker BioMarine ASA and Aker Seafoods Holding AS, a
wholly owned subsidiary of Aker ASA, where the consideration shares are to be
delivered by Aker ASA.

The creditor period of the merger expired on 14 January 2013. As no objections
were submitted within  the expiry  date, the  merger will  be implemented  and 
registered with the Register of  Business Enterprises after close of  business 
on the Oslo Stock Exchange today, 15 January 2013. Consequently, this will  be 
the last  day of  trading for  the  Aker BioMarine  ASA share.  Aker  Seafoods 
Holding AS will amend its name to Aker BioMarine AS.

Aker ASA's consideration shares will be drawn from its treasury stock holding.
Fractional consideration shares will not be distributed and the shares will be
rounded down to the nearest whole  contribution share for each Aker  BioMarine 
ASA shareholder.  The value  of the  fractional consideration  shares will  be 
settled in cash by  Aker ASA based  on the closing share  price on 14  January 
2013.

The Aker ASA shares to be issued as consideration will be transferrable as per
16 January 2013.  The consideration shares  will be transferred  in VPS  after 
close of business of VPS on 18 January 2013. The Aker ASA shares will show  on 
the VPS accounts of Aker BioMarine ASA's shareholders on 21 January 2013.  The 
shareholders will receive full  shareholder rights in Aker  ASA from the  time 
the merger is recorded as completed  by the Register of Business  Enterprises. 
Shareholders who are  to receive  cash as  a result  of the  rounding down  of 
fractional shares will receive payment on their VPS registered accounts on  25 
January 2013.



For further information, please contact:
Media:
Atle Kigen, Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +47 24 13 00 08
Mobile: +47 907 84 878

Investors:
Marianne Stigset, Investor Relations Manager
Phone: +47 24 13 00 66
Mobile: +47 41 18 84 82

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements according to §5 -12
of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act



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