January 14 - Further to our report on January 9, Royal Boskalis Westminster nv (Boskalis) has announced that its attempts to raise EUR 320 million of equity at a price of EUR33.00 per ordinary share has been successful.

A total number of 9,696,969 new ordinary shares (the Shares) were placed, 4,896,180 through an accelerated bookbuild offering (the ABB offering) and 4,800,789 through a private placement with HAL Investments and Project Holland Fund.

The net proceeds of the equity offering will be used to partly finance the public offer for Dockwise Ltd. (see previous articles on the HLPFI website).

Allocation of the shares took place on January 11, with settlement of the ABB Offering and the private placement and the admittance of the shares to listing and trading on the NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam, expected to take place on January 16.

After settlement of the ABB Offering and the private placement, Boskalis' total number of outstanding shares will amount to 116,980,648 shares.

ABN AMRO and ING, are acting as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners for the ABB Offering. Kempen & Co is acting as placing agent of the private placement and advisor to Boskalis in the context of the offering.

This announcement is made pursuant to Section 5:25i paragraph 2 of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act.