Press release

Papendrecht, 12 March 2010

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announces that it has published a prospectus for the admission to listing of 4,106,038 ordinary shares issued through a private placement last December. The shares are expected to be admitted to listing on Euronext Amsterdam by NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext) on 15 March.

 

On 10 December 2009 Boskalis successfully raised EUR 230 million of equity, to partly finance the intended public offer for Smit Internationale N.V. A total of 9,019,606 new ordinary shares were issued. On 15 December 2009 4,913,568 shares placed through an accelerated bookbuild offering were admitted to listing on NYSE Euronext. By means of a private placement, 4,106,038 ordinary shares were issued to certain large Boskalis shareholders. For these shares a listing prospectus was published today. The prospectus was approved by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) on 11 March and can be downloaded or requested through IR@boskalis.nl.

This is an English translation of the Dutch press release. In the event of any disparity between the Dutch original and this translation, the Dutch text will prevail.

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors. We provide creative and innovative all-round solutions to infrastructural challenges in the maritime, coastal and delta regions of the world including the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defense and riverbank protection. The company holds important home market positions in and outside of Europe and targets all market segments in the dredging industry. It also has positions in strategic partnerships in the Middle East (Archirodon) and in offshore services (Lamnalco). Boskalis has a versatile fleet of over 300 units and operates in over 50 countries across five continents. Including its share in partnerships, Boskalis has approximately 10,000 employees. Boskalis celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2010.

For further information please contact:

Martijn L.D. Schuttevâer
Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Telephone:           +31 78 69 69 822 / +31 6 200 10 232
Telefax:                 +31 78 69 69 020               
E-mail:                   m.l.schuttevaer@boskalis.nl

This press release can also be found on our website www.boskalis.com

 

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