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3RD QUARTER 2008 - POSITIVE ORDER SITUATION IN CHALLENGING MARKETS
29.10.2008

STX Europe ASA reported an EBITDA result of NOK 45 million for the third quarter of 2008 for the continuing operations, down from NOK 138 million in the same period last year. While the revenues grew with 14.2 percent and new order intake amounted to NOK 7 344 million, an ongoing project within Offshore & Specialized Vessels for A.P. Moller - Maersk AS continued to negatively influence the EBITDA result also in the third quarter. The transaction with FLC West was completed at the end of July. This resulted in a profit from discontinued operations of NOK 791 million and increased the equity ratio to 22 percent.

Please find enclosed the full version of the third quarter report for 2008.
 
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Torbjørn Andersen
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Elise Heidenreich
Vice President Investor Relations
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