Morpol ASA : Mr. John-Paul McGinley appointed as new CEO of Morpol ASA

    Morpol ASA : Mr. John-Paul McGinley appointed as new CEO of Morpol ASA

Press Release
Mr. John-Paul McGinley appointed as new CEO of Morpol ASA

Oslo, 31^st January 2013: Morpol ASA (OSE: MORPOL)

As announced earlier, Mr. Jerzy  Malek will resign as  CEO of Morpol ASA  with 
effect from 28^th  February 2013. The  Board of Morpol  ASA has appointed  Mr. 
John-Paul McGinley, the former COO of the company, as the new CEO.

Mr. John-Paul  McGinley  has  extensive  knowledge  of  the  company  and  its 
operations having worked in various positions in the Morpol group since  2007. 
He also has extensive experience in administrative, operational and commercial
roles in listed  companies in the  salmon sector, firstly  in the  Netherlands 
with Nutreco (2001-2004) and later in  the Netherlands and Poland with  Marine 
Harvest ASA (2004-2007).

Mr. John-Paul McGinley will take full responsibility as the new CEO from  1^st 
March 2013.

For further information, please contact:

Bjorn Myrseth, Chairman of the Board, phone +47 90 55 63 49

About Morpol
The Morpol  Group  is  engaged  in  salmon processing  as  well  as  sale  and 
distribution of  finished salmon  products. TheMorpol  Group's main  products 
are: cold  and hot  smoked  salmon, gravadlax,  fresh salmon  fillets,  frozen 
salmon portions,  organic  salmon, wild  salmon  and salmon  specialties.  The 
Morpol Group also  has salmon farming  activities in Scotland  since 2010  and 
Norway since  2011. The  Morpol Group  had revenue  of approximately  EUR  495 
million in2011.

Founded in 1996 in Ustka  on the Baltic coast  of Poland, the company  employs 
over 3 500  people in eight  countries. Morpol  Group is the  world leader  in 
smoked salmon. The  company has  achieved its world  leading position  through 
theefficiency of processing activities, a  constant focus on product  quality 
and service  provided to  retail  and food  service customers.  Morpol  serves 
customers across Europe, Japan  and the United  States. For more  information, 
please visit our web site at www.morpol.com

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section
5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
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