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Papendrecht, 10 januari 2013

·         Aandelenemissie van circa EUR 320 miljoen
·         Accelerated bookbuild emissie van circa EUR 160 miljoen
·         Onderhandse plaatsing van circa EUR 160 miljoen bij HAL Investments en Project Holland Fonds
·         Netto opbrengst zal worden aangewend ter gedeeltelijke financiering van de acquisitie van Dockwise Ltd.

Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) kondigt de aanvang van een aandelenemissie aan (de Emissie) van circa EUR 320 miljoen middels de uitgifte van nieuwe gewone aandelen in het aandelenkapitaal van Boskalis (de Aandelen). De Emissie dient ter gedeeltelijke financiering van het vrijwillige openbare bod op Dockwise Ltd. (zie persberichten 26 november 2012, 21 december 2012, 24 december 2012 en 8 januari 2013). De Emissie is door de Boskalis aandeelhouders goedgekeurd op de eerder vandaag gehouden Buitengewone Vergadering van Aandeelhouders.

Boskalis is voornemens Aandelen ter waarde van circa EUR 160 miljoen te plaatsen, door middel van een "accelerated bookbuild" en met uitsluiting van voorkeursrecht, bij institutionele en andere gekwalificeerde beleggers (de ABB Emissie).

Naast de ABB Emissie, hebben HAL Investments en Project Holland Fonds zich gecommitteerd om via een onderhandse plaatsing (de Onderhandse Plaatsing) met uitsluiting van voorkeursrecht circa EUR 160 miljoen aan Aandelen te kopen. HAL Investments zal daarbij op basis van haar huidige aandelenbelang van 33,88% pro rata deelnemen aan de Emissie waardoor haar belang na de Emissie ongewijzigd blijft. De Onderhandse Plaatsing wordt gedaan tegen dezelfde uitgifteprijs en onder dezelfde voorwaarden die van toepassing zijn op de ABB Emissie.

De uitgifteprijs, het aantal uit te geven aandelen in de ABB Emissie en de Onderhandse Plaatsing en de totale omvang in de ABB Emissie zal na afloop van het bookbuilding proces worden bepaald en in een volgend persbericht bekend worden gemaakt. Het boek gaat per direct open en zal naar verwachting in de loop van morgen worden gesloten. Betaling en levering van de Aandelen zal naar verwachting op 16 januari 2013 plaatsvinden evenals toelating tot de notering op NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam.

ABN AMRO en ING treden op als Joint Global Coordinators en Joint Bookrunners voor de ABB Emissie. Kempen & Co is de placing agent voor de Onderhandse Plaatsing en treedt op als adviseur van Boskalis bij de Emissie.

Dit bericht is uitgegeven ingevolge de bepalingen van sectie 5:25i paragraaf 2 van de Wet op het Financieel Toezicht.

VOOR MEER INFORMATIE

Investor Relations & Pers:
Martijn L.D. Schuttevâer
ir@boskalis.com

T +31 78 6969310
F +31 78 6969020

  Dit persbericht wordt ook in het Engels gepubliceerd; de Engelse versie zal prevaleren boven de Nederlandse versie.

Noot voor de redactie:
Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster N.V. is een toonaangevende internationale dienstverlener op het gebied van baggeren, maritieme infrastructuur en maritieme diensten. De onderneming levert wereldwijd creatieve en innovatieve totaaloplossingen voor infrastructurele uitdagingen in maritieme gebieden, kuststreken en rivierdelta's met ondermeer de aanleg en onderhoud van havens en vaarwegen, creatie van land in water en bescherming van kusten en oevers. Daarnaast voert Boskalis projecten uit en levert het een breed spectrum aan maritieme diensten voor de offshore energiesector, waaronder subsea, transport en heavy lift (uitgevoerd door Boskalis Offshore) en levert het sleepdiensten en scheepsbergingen (uitgevoerd door SMIT). Daarnaast heeft Boskalis strategische partnerships in het Midden-Oosten (Archirodon) en in terminaldiensten (Smit Lamnalco). Met een veelzijdige vloot van meer dan 1.100 eenheden is de onderneming actief in circa 75 landen, verspreid over zes continenten. Inclusief haar deel in partnerships heeft Boskalis circa 14.000 medewerkers in dienst.

 

Dit persbericht is opgenomen op de website www.boskalis.com.

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(i) to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined under the Prospectus Directive;

(ii) at any time to fewer than 100, or if the Relevant Member State has implemented the relevant provisions of the 2010 PD Amending Directive, 150, natural or legal persons in the Relevant Member State (other than qualified investors as defined in the Prospectus Directive); or

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