Papendrecht, 10 January 2013
After a presentation by Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) of the offer for all the issued and outstanding shares of Dockwise Ltd., as initially announced on 26 November 2012, Boskalis shareholders voted in favor of the proposal to issue new shares. During the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Boskalis held this morning, in which two-thirds of the issued share capital was represented, more than 99% voted in favor of the share issue. The EGM authorized the Board of Management to decide, during the period of 12 months from 10 January 2013 and subject to the approval of the Supervisory Board, to issue ordinary shares up to a maximum of 10 per cent of the number of ordinary shares issued at present.
This issue of ordinary shares will be used to partly finance the offer for Dockwise Ltd.
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 (through 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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