MAJOR BID BY ACTA'S REAL ESTATE COMPANIES

The real estate companies Global Eiendom Utbetaling 2007 AS (GEU 2007 AS) and Global Fastighet Utbetalning 2007 AB (GFU 2007 AB), owned by Acta's clients, have in cooperation with Och-Ziff Real Estate made a bid - via the jointly owned company Wilbur Acquisition Holding Company, LLC - to purchase 100 percent of the common shares in Winston Hotels, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Winston Hotels' main asset consists of a portfolio of 53 hotels in 18 different states.   In a joint venture with Och-Ziff Real Estate, GEU 2007 AS and GFU 2007 AB will own the majority of the hotel portfolio. The estimated transaction value in this joint venture is approximately 760 million USD of which GEU 2007 AS and GFU 2007 AB will own approximately 60 % at an estimated transaction value of approximately 460 million USD.   The board of Winston Hotels has approved the transaction and will recommend it to its shareholders. A special meeting with the shareholders of Winston Hotels will then follow in order to seek approval of the transaction. If the shareholders approve the transaction, the process is expected to be finalised in the second quarter of 2007. Acta will provide an update to the market when the process is concluded.                        Stavanger, 22 February 2007     Contact information: Investment director Geir Inge Solberg, +47 908 78 043         Acta Holding ASA CFO Christian TungeInvestment director Geir Inge Solberg

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