DnB NOR included in recognised sustainability index

DnB NOR has qualified for inclusion in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). This means that DnB NOR is regarded as being among the top 10 per cent within its industry worldwide in terms of sustainability.

"DnB NOR is committed to corporate social responsibility and environmental issues. The fact that we have now been included in this recognised sustainability index represents a milestone for the Group and a recognition of our long-term environmental and social performance," says Rune Bjerke, DnB NOR's group chief executive. DJSI World comprises the leading companies in terms of sustainability around the world. It captures the top 10 per cent within each industry based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria out of the biggest 2 500 companies worldwide. DnB NOR is one of five Norwegian companies included in the index, which is an important tool for investors and other stakeholder groups wishing to assess non-financial aspects of companies' operations. DnB NOR will be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) with effect from 21 September 2009.

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