The Group operating result (EBIT) for the
quarter was negative with 14.1 mill (negative
3.9 mill). The assoc companies have been
consolidated with an aggregate qtrly result of
426.4 mill (298.5 mill). Net financial items
were positive with 101.2 mill (68.4 mill). The
consolidated result before tax was 513.5 mill
(324.1 mill).
The Board will recommend to the annual general
meeting, that dividends are not declared for
attachment on www.newsweb.noReport fourth quarter 2005 and preliminary
annual report 2005

New accounting standards - IFRS

As from 1 January 2005 Ganger Rolf ASA has
prepared Group accounts according to the new
international accounting standards (IFRS). The
2005 interim reports have been prepared
according to IAS 34, based upon accounting
standards, statements and interpretations
applicable at the time of reporting. The effects
of the transition to IFRS, as well as the
corresponding figures for 2004 have been
specified in an updated memorandum appended to
this stock exchange report.


The figures are expressed in NOK unless
otherwise stated. The figures for the fourth
quarter 2004 and for the full year 2004 adjusted
according to IFRS, have been given in

The Group operating result (EBIT) for the
quarter was negative with 14.1 million (negative
3.9 million). The increase is primarily due to
non-recurrent effects in connection with bonus
payments and upward adjustments of pension
plans. All important companies and investments
have been consolidated as associated companies,
so that the parent company presents itself as
quite close to being purely a holding company.

The associated companies have been consolidated
with an aggregate quarterly result of 426.4
million (298.5 million). In the quarter, the
positive contributors were First Olsen Ltd.
(FOL) with a result of 340.8 million (229.0
million), Fred. Olsen Energy ASA (FOE) with 17.5
million (55.3 million), the cruise segment with
23.6 million (20.8 million) and Bonheur with
72.1 million (35.3 million). Fred. Olsen
Renewables AS (FORAS) contributed negatively
with 6.0 million (positive 8.0 million), Comarit
negatively with 8.3 million (negative 6.9
million) and Tusenfryd negatively with 4.1
million (not consolidated in 2004).

For the year as a total, the associated
companies have been consolidated with an
aggregate result of 549.1 million (675.4
million), of which FOL and FOE contributed with
370.5 million (423.8 million) and 31.5 million
(151.7 million), respectively. The cruise
segment contributed with 32.6 million (57.2
million) and Tusenfryd with 4.5 million (not
consolidated in 2004). Bonheur was consolidated
with 122.2 million (115.0 million). FORAS and
Comarit were consolidated with negative
contributions of 9.8 million (13.2 million) and
2.3 million (positive 0.1 million).

In the quarter, net financial items were
positive with 101.2 million (68.4 million). This
included share gains of 96.9 million, of which
gain on the sale of company shares in
Norwegische Schiffahrtsagentur (NSA) amounted to
87.9 million. Forward exchange contracts and
interest swaps have been entered at fair value.

Net financial items for the full year were
positive with 126.6 million (102.5 million).
Dividends received amounted to 4.6 million (3.9

The consolidated result before tax in the
quarter was 513.5 million, an increase of 189.4
million from the corresponding quarter in 2004
(324.1 million).

The result before tax for 2005 (including the
result from discontinued operations, i.e.
Sterling sold in the second quarter of 2005),
amounted to 789.4 million (698.2 million), an
improvement of 91.2 million. After deferred tax
costs of 5.3 million, the result after tax was
784.1 million (688.6 million).

Other information
The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday 31 May 2006 at 14.00 hours at the
company`s premises, Fred. Olsens gate 2, Oslo.

Recent legislation introduced in Norway which
will affect private Norwegian shareholders,
implies that dividends received will reduce the
shareholders risk adjusted cost price of share
for tax purposes. This has the effect of
increasing the tax burden of future dividends
and/or of future capital gains. In practice,
this means that a tax cost is imposed in three
stages, first through the general company tax
rate (28%), then as a tax on dividends received
for private Norwegian shareholders (28%) and
finally, as an increased capital gain on the
disposal of shares (28%). The result of this is
that the accumulated effective tax cost for the
company and private Norwegian shareholders will
be close to 70%. The general wealth tax imposed
in Norway obviously comes on top of this.

On this background, the Board will recommend to
the annual general meeting that dividends are
not declared for 2005. However, the Board will
consider recommending payments to the
shareholders at a later stage.

About Us

Ganger Rolf ASA Selskapsinformasjon Selskapet Ganger Rolf ASA ble stiftet i 1895 og er sammen med tilknyttede selskaper engasjert i en rekke virksomheter i Norge og internasjonalt. Konsernets aktiviteter er tuftet på engasjementer innen shipping, offshore-tjenester og fornybar energi. Investeringene, som normalt foretas i samarbeid med Bonheur ASA, omfatter i dag følgende hovedelementer: Energitjenester, Offshore boring, Fornybar Energi, Shipping og Andre Investeringer.