Nel ASA: Update on acquisition of Proton OnSite

(Oslo, 11 May 2017) Reference is made to earlier stock exchange announcements regarding Nel ASA’s acquisition of Proton OnSite, including the extended announcement (the "Announcement") of 28 April 2017.

As set out in the Announcement, the purchase price for Proton Onsite is USD 70 million on a cash and debt free basis and assuming a normalized working capital, and will be financed through USD 20 million in cash and USD 50 million in new shares of Nel valued at NOK 2.72 per share, in each case subject to certain adjustment mechanisms described in the Announcement. The number of consideration Shares to be issued have now been calculated and will amount to 147 659 456 new Nel Shares (the "Consideration Shares"), and the board of directors of Nel have on such basis, subject to closing occurring, approved the issue of the Consideration Shares.

The timing of the closing of the transaction remains subject to a number of conditions, including relevant public approvals and other third party consents. Closing remains expected to occur around June/July 2017. At that time, and subject to closing occurring, the share capital of NEL will be increased with the number of Consideration Shares in the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises, and the Consideration Shares will be registered and delivered to the shareholders of Proton Onsite.

ENDS

Further information:

Jon André Løkke, CEO, +47 9074 4949

Bent Skisaker, CFO, +47 4682 1693

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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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