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Boskalis: 90% shares committed to Dockwise offer


Papendrecht, 1 February 2013

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. ("Boskalis") announces that it has acquired 38,160 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Investor Relations & Press:
Martijn L.D. Schuttevâer
ir@boskalis.com

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.

 

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