Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement made by Belships ASA ("Belships" or the "Company") on 6 July 2018 regarding the acceptance by Sonata AS ("Sonata") of an offer from Kontrari AS and Kontrazi AS (being companies controlled by Frode Teigen and family, and together referred to as "Kontrari") relating to a contemplated sale of 14,285,714 shares (30.2%) in the Company from Sonata to Kontrari and a merger between certain subsidiaries of Kontrari (the Lighthouse Companies) and one or more subsidiaries of Belships with consideration in Belships shares.
Following satisfactory completion of a mutual due diligence process and final negotiations, Belships and the Lighthouse Companies have today on 4 October 2018 signed a merger plan pursuant to which Belships Chartering AS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Belships, will assume the assets, rights and obligations of the Lighthouse Companies, against issuance of consideration shares in Belships.
The completion of the Merger and the issuance of the consideration shares are expected to take place before year-end 2018, subject to the conditions for completion being fulfilled.
A detailed stock exchange announcement prepared in accordance with section 3.4 of the Oslo Børs' Continuing Obligations and a presentation of the transaction are attached.
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.