The deadline for signing up for the extraordinary general meeting expired Friday 28 March at 16:00 CET. Participation notification from a total of 79 895 290 shares (including proxies) have been received within the deadline, of which 75 221 733 have been registered and approved by Aker Yards' registrar DnBNOR Bank ASA. The remaining 4 673 557 shares are still under registration as per Monday 31 March 2008 at 12:30 CET.
For further information, please contact:
Aker Yards ASA
SVP Corporate Communication and IR
Tel: +47 92 88 55 42
Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +47 95 14 11 47
Aker Yards ASA (www.akeryards.com) is an international shipbuilding group focusing on sophisticated vessels. The group has a strong position both in terms of innovation, product range, technology, experience and capacity. The product range includes cruise vessels & ferries, merchant vessels and offshore & specialized vessels. Aker Yards comprises 18 yards in Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Romania, Ukraine and Vietnam. Aker Yards has approximately 21,000 employees.