Award of stock options according to long term option program


Acta Holding ASA has on the 29th of February 2012 awarded stock options in accordance with an option program for all employees in the Acta Group within a framework of 5.5 million stock options for each of the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. Reference is made to the notices to Oslo Stock Exchange on 28th of October 2009, 17th of February 2010, 19th of August 2010, 28th of October 2010, 16th of February 2011, 12th of May 2011, 18thof August 2011 and 3rd of November 2011.

A total of 555 thousand stock options were awarded to 43 employees on the 29th of February 2012. The total number of outstanding stock options after the allocation on 29th of February 2012 is 12.519 million.

The strike price for the options is 105% of the Acta share's closing price on the Oslo Stock Exchange on the date of the award, which means a strike price of NOK 1.10. The strike price shall however be reduced by the accumulated dividend paid in the period after the options have been awarded.

Stock options awarded on the 29th of February 2012 can be exercised with 100 % in a period of three (3) days after the interim results of the fourth quarter in 2013 have been presented by the company by notice to the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Contact information:

Stian Pedersen, Financial analyst, mobile phone +47 980 73 849

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)