DnB NOR: Fortrinnsrettsemisjonen overtegnet
MÅ IKKE DISTRIBUERES, DIREKTE ELLER INDIREKTE, I ELLER TIL USA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, SINGAPORE, SØR-AFRIKA, SVEITS, JAPAN ELLER HONG KONG Tegningsperioden i fortrinnsrettsemisjonen i DnB NOR ASA utløp 10. desember 2009 kl. 17.30 (norsk tid). En foreløpig opptelling viser at DnB NOR ASA ved utløpet av tegningsperioden hadde mottatt tegninger for ca. 414,4 millioner nye aksjer. 296 145 246 nye aksjer ble tilbudt, og fortrinnsrettsemisjonen er følgelig blitt overtegnet med ca. 39,9 prosent. Endelig tildeling av aksjene tilbudt i fortrinnsrettsemisjonen forventes å bli vedtatt av styret i DnB NOR ASA 14. desember 2009 i samsvar med tildelingskriteriene inntatt i prospektet datert 23. november 2009. Det endelige tegningsresultatet for fortrinnsrettsemisjonen forventes å bli offentliggjort gjennom Oslo Børs’ informasjonssystem 14. desember 2009, og melding om tildeling av nye aksjer og det korresponderende tegningsbeløpet som skal betales av den enkelte tegner, forventes å bli sendt ut i brev fra VPS samme dag. DnB NOR ASA har engasjert Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc., DnB NOR Markets og Citigroup Global Markets Limited som tilretteleggere i fortrinnsrettsemisjonen. 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