Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster N.V. : Boskalis: 90% shares committed to Dockwise offer

  Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster N.V. : Boskalis: 90% shares committed to
                                Dockwise offer

Papendrecht, 31 January 2013

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. ("Boskalis") announces that it has acquired
182,654 shares in Dockwise in the course of trading today. All these shares
were acquired through Euronext Amsterdam and were purchased at an average
price of EUR 18.50 per share with a maximum price of EUR 18.50 per share
(which equals NOK 137 as per today).

Boskalis now holds 40% of the shares in Dockwise. Together with the
irrevocable commitments obtained by Boskalis, more than 90% of the Dockwise
shares is already acquired by, or committed to, Boskalis.

Investor Relations & Press:
Martijn L.D. Schuttevâer

T +31 78 6969310
F +31 78 6969020

This press release is issued by Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis)
pursuant to the provisions of Article 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading
Act (Verdipapirhandelloven) and Article 5:25i paragraph 2 of the Dutch Act on
Financial Supervision (Wet op het Financieel Toezicht) and Articles 4 and 13
of the Dutch Decree on Public Takeover Bids (Besluit openbare biedingen Wft)
in connection with its public offer for Dockwise Ltd. (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 United States of America, Canada, Australia or Japan.

Background information:
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global services provider
operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services
sectors. The company provides creative and innovative all-round solutions to
infrastructural challenges in the maritime, coastal and delta regions of the
world with the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land
reclamation, coastal defense and riverbank protection. In addition, Boskalis
offers a wide variety of marine services and contracting for the offshore
energy sector including subsea, transport and heavy lift (though Boskalis
Offshore) and towage and salvage (through SMIT). It also has strategic
partnerships in the Middle East (Archirodon) and in terminal services (Smit
Lamnalco). With a versatile fleet of over 1,100 units Boskalis operates in
around 75 countries across six continents. Including its share in
partnerships, Boskalis has approximately 14,000 employees.

This press release can also be found on our website www.boskalis.com.
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