Aker Yards and the Russian company FLC expects to complete the transaction in which FLC buys 70 percent ownership in three yards in Ukraine and Germany in July 2008. The agreement was announced 25 March 2008. The one remaining item in the process before the transaction is concluded is to complete the process to obtain approval from the Ukraine competition authorities. This process has taken somewhat longer than anticipated, but FLC and Aker Yards expects that it will be possible to get this final approval shortly.
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SVP Corporate Communication and IR
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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.