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Marine Harvest ASA: MHG - RECORD EARNINGS IN Q2 2014

             Marine Harvest ASA: MHG - RECORD EARNINGS IN Q2 2014  Harvest volumes Q2 2014 (1)  Farming Norway   69 thousand tonnes Farming Scotland                          18 thousand tonnes Farming Canada                             7 thousand tonnes Farming Chile                             16 thousand tonnes Other                                      4 thousand tonnes Total                                    114 thousand tonnes  In connection with the presentation of the Q1 2014 results, Marine Harvest guided a total harvest volume of 109 thousand tonnes (HOG) for Q2 2014. Marine Harvest expects a total harvest volume of 417 thousand tonnes in 2014.  Notes: (1) The harvest volumes are provided in head on gutted (HOG) equivalents. The figures include salmonid species only.  Additional information  Operational EBIT for the Group was approximately NOK 1,200 million in Q2 2014 (NOK 901 million in Q2 2013). This is the highest recorded quarterly earnings for Marine Harvest.  Total operational EBIT per kg through the value chain were approximately as follows for the main sources of origin:    *Norway  12.1 NOK   *Scotland  12.1 NOK   *Canada  11.0 NOK   *Chile  5.4 NOK  Reported net interest bearing debt (NIBD) was approximately NOK 7.0 billion by the end of the quarter.  The full Q2 2014 report will be released on 27 August at 0700 CET.  This press release may be deemed to include forward-looking statements, such as statements that relate to salmonid production volume. Actual events could differ materially from those indicated by these statements because the realization of those events is subject to many risks and uncertainties. Factors that could affect actual events include: risks associated with fluctuations in salmon prices, risks associated with the supply and demand of salmon, including global economy, salmon prices and consumer preferences and operational risks, in particular those relating to our cost in Norway. All forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on information available at the time of the release, and Marine Harvest assumes no obligation to update any forward- looking statement.  This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------  This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients. The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Marine Harvest ASA via Globenewswire HUG#1824830  
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