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Oslo, 4 July 2019: Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement by Belships ASA (the "Company" or "Belships") on 10 April 2019, regarding the acquisition of a 63,000 dwt bulk carrier (M/V Sofie Victory) from EGD Ultra Eco AS and Blossom Shipmanagement Ltd (the "Transaction") and the issuance of consideration shares by Belships.

Belships has in connection with the completion of the Transaction issued 10,710,220 new Belships shares to EGD Ultra Eco AS and Blossom Shipmanagement Ltd, and following the issuance there are 204,261,050 shares outstanding in Belships, each with a nominal value of NOK 2. The share capital increase relating to the share issue was registered in the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises today, on 4 July 2019. The new registered share capital of the Company is NOK 408,522,100.


Important information: The release is not for publication or distribution, in
whole or in part directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada, Japan or
the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the
United States and the District of Columbia). This release is an announcement
issued pursuant to legal information obligations, and is subject of the
disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities
Trading Act. It is issued for information purposes only, and does not constitute
or form part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for
securities, in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. The securities
mentioned herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United
States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "US Securities Act"). The
securities may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an
exemption from the registration requirements of the US Securities Act.
The Company does not intend to register any portion of the offering of the
securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the
securities in the United States. Copies of this announcement are not being made
and may not be distributed or sent into Australia, Canada, Japan or the United
States.

The issue, subscription or purchase of shares in the Company is subject to
specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. Neither the
Company nor the Managers assume any responsibility in the event there is a
violation by any person of such restrictions. The distribution of this release
may in certain jurisdictions be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession
this release comes should inform themselves about and observe any such
restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a
violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
The Managers are acting for the Company and no one else in connection with the
Private Placement and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company
providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for providing
advice in relation to the Private Placement and/or any other matter referred to
in this release.

Forward-looking statements: This release and any materials distributed in
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their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because
they reflect the Company's current expectations and assumptions as to future
events and circumstances that may not prove accurate. A number of material
factors could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from
those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.