Gjensidige Forsikring ASA contemplates sale of up to 10,000,000 shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA

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Gjensidige Forsikring ASA ("Gjensidige") contemplates the sale of up to 10,000,000 shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA ("SB1 SR-Bank"), representing 3.9% of the share capital and voting rights. The potential sale is to be conducted by way of an accelerated bookbuilding process. The remaining position will be managed as a pure financial investment in Gjensidige’s investment portfolio.

As of today, Gjensidige owns 12,308,416 shares in SB1 SR-Bank, representing 4.81% of the share capital and voting rights.

The bookbuilding process will commence immediately following the publication of this announcement and may be closed at short notice at the full discretion of the bookrunners. A further announcement will be made following pricing of the sale. Gjensidige reserves the right, at its own discretion, to sell fewer shares or no shares at all.

Gjensidige has engaged Arctic Securities and Pareto Securities as bookrunners.

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

Contact persons, Gjensidige Forsikring ASA:

Head of Investor Relations: Janne Flessum, Tel: +47 915 14 739

Head of Media Relations: Øystein Thoresen, Tel: +47 952 33 382

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Gjensidige er en av de ledende aktørene innen skadeforsikring i Norden. Konsernet tilbyr skadeforsikringsprodukter i Norge, Sverige, Danmark og de tre baltiske landene. I tillegg tilbys nettbank for privatpersoner, pensjons- og spareprodukter, samt helsetjenester i Norge. Gjensidige er en av Norges mest kjente merkevarer. Både selskapets logo og Vekteren har høy anerkjennelse. Skadevirksomheten har sine røtter tilbake til 1820-tallet og Vekteren har vært varemerket for forsikringsvirksomhet i mer enn 75 år. Gjennom 2007 og 2008 er Vekteren også lansert i de øvrige landene hvor Gjensidige driver forsikringsvirksomhet. Helsesatsningen skjer under varemerket Hjelp24.

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