Nel ASA: Preliminary result of the Subsequent Offering

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Nel ASA: Preliminary result of the Subsequent Offering

(Oslo, 20 November 2017) Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement dated 7 November 2017 regarding the commencement of the subsequent offering of up to 10,000,000 new shares (the "Offer Shares") in Nel ASA ("Nel" or the "Company") at a subscription price of NOK 2.50 per share (the "Subsequent Offering").

The subscription period ended today on 20 November 2017 at 16:30 hours (CET). A preliminary counting indicates that the Company has received subscriptions for approximately 79.1 million

Offer Shares in the Subsequent Offering.

The allocation of the Offer Shares in the Subsequent Offering is expected to be resolved by the Company during 21 November 2017, in accordance with the allocation criteria set out in the Company's prospectus dated 6 November 2017. The final result of the Subsequent Offering will be published shortly thereafter, and subscribers who are allocated Offer Shares will receive a letter with the number of allocated Offer Shares and the corresponding subscription amount to be paid by each of the subscribers.

Arctic Securities and Carnegie acted as joint bookrunners in the Subsequent Offering. Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS acted as Norwegian legal counsel to the Company.

ENDS

For additional information, please contact:

Jon André Løkke, CEO, +47 9074 4949

Bent Skisaker, CFO, +47 468 21 693

About Nel | www.nelhydrogen.com      

Nel is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy. We serve industries, energy and gas companies with leading hydrogen technology. Since its foundation in 1927, Nel has a proud history of development and continual improvement of hydrogen plants. Our hydrogen solutions cover the entire value chain from hydrogen production technologies to manufacturing of hydrogen fueling stations, providing all fuel cell electric vehicles with the same fast fueling and long range as conventional vehicles today.

Important information: 

The release is not for publication or distribution, in whole or in part directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia).

This release is an announcement issued pursuant to legal information obligations, and is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5 -12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. It is issued for information purposes only, and does not constitute or form part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities, in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. The securities mentioned herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The securities may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. The Company does not intend to register any portion of the offering of the securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States. Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States. The issue, exercise, purchase or sale of subscription rights and the subscription or purchase of shares in the Company are subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. Neither the Company nor the Managers assume any responsibility in the event there is a violation by any person of such restrictions.

The distribution of this release may in certain jurisdictions be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this release comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Carnegie is acting for the Company and no one else in connection with the Private Placement and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for providing advice in relation to the Private Placement and/or any other matter referred to in this release.

Forward-looking statements: 

This release and any materials distributed in connection with this release may contain certain forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they reflect the Company's current expectations and assumptions as to future events and circumstances that may not prove accurate. A number of material factors could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

About Us

NEL ASA is a leading global supplier of hydrogen technology for industrial / energy purposes, and has made over 500 deliveries in more than 50 countries. The company's main products are hydrogen production plants based on water electrolysis, complete hydrogen stations for transport and renewable energy storage solutions. The company has its roots from the hydrogen activities of Norsk Hydro, which dates back to 1927. The company also has a number of patents related to tests for early detection and diagnosis of diseases.

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