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Marine Harvest Purchases Northern Harvest

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Marine Harvest (OSE:MHG): Marine Harvest enters into a Share Purchase Agreement to purchase Northern Harvest, a salmon farmer on the East Coast of Canada

December 22, 2017 16:52 ET | Source: Marine Harvest ASA

Marine Harvest is pleased to announce that we have entered into a Share Purchase Agreement to purchase Northern Harvest ("the Company"), a leading East Coast Canadian salmon farmer. The Company is fully integrated with its own broodstock, smolt/hatchery, farming sites and processing operations. The potential acquisition supports Marine Harvest's long term strategy of being a world leading and integrated producer of seafood proteins.

The acquisition price on a cash and debt free basis is CAD 315 million, and the intention is that the consideration will be paid in cash using available credit lines under Marine Harvest's existing revolving credit facility. The Company is expected to harvest 19 thousand tonnes (GWE) of salmon in 2018, and has currently 45 farming licenses in Newfoundland and New Brunswick. The Company has an additional 13 farming licenses in application mode.

The transaction is subject to approval by relevant competition authorities and customary closing conditions.

For queries, please contact:

Alf-Helge Aarskog (CEO) +47 905 97 529
Ivan Vindheim (CFO) +47 958 71 310