SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA : Kapitalforhøyelse registrert

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Kapitalforhøyelsen knyttet til fortrinnsrettsemisjonen og ansatteemisjonen vedtatt av generalforsamlingen i SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA 9. mai 2012 er i dag registrert i Foretaksregisteret, og er følgelig gjennomført.

Ny aksjekapital i SpareBank 1 SR-Bank er 6.393.777.050 kroner fordelt på 255.751.082 aksjer, hver pålydende 25 kroner.

De nye aksjene utstedt i fortrinnsrettsemisjonen vil kunne omsettes på Oslo Børs fra og med 19. juni 2012. De nye aksjene vil bli overført til VPS-kontoene til de tegnere som har fått tildelt aksjer 19. juni 2012,forutsatt at de relevante tegnerne har betalt hele sitt tegningsbeløp.

De nye aksjene utstedt i ansatteemisjonen blir registrert på et eget ISIN-nr. NO 001 0645955. Aksjene som blir levert på dette ISIN-nummeret vil ikke bli notert på Oslo Børs og vil heller ikke være omsettelige i en periode på ett år regnet fra registreringstidspunktet på tegnernes VPS-konti. Etter utgangen av bindingstiden på ett år vil disse aksjene bli konvertert til bankens ordinære ISIN-nummer, og aksjene vil fra dette tidspunkt være børsnotert og fullt omsettelige.

SpareBank 1 SR-Markets, Arctic Securities, Pareto Securities og SpareBank 1 Markets var tilretteleggere for fortrinnsrettsemisjonen.

Stavanger, 18. juni 2012

Kontaktpersoner:
Inge Reinertsen, konserndirektør økonomi og finans, tlf. 909 95 033
Vidar Torsøe, direktør IR, tlf. 970 80 656
Thor-Christian Haugland, konserndirektør kommunikasjon, tlf. 480 31 633


Disclaimer
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The contemplated issue of ordinary shares (the "Shares") in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA (the "Rights Issue"), the exercise or sale of subscription rights contemplated to be issued in the Rights Issue (the "Rights") and the subscription or purchase of Shares or Rights are subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA assumes no responsibility in the event there is a violation by any person of such restrictions.

This stock exchange release is for information purposes only and has not been approved by any regulatory authority. It is not a prospectus, disclosure document or offering document and does not purport to be complete. Nothing in this stock exchange release should be interpreted as a term or condition of the Rights Issue. Investors should not subscribe for, purchase, otherwise acquire, sell or otherwise dispose of Rights and/or ordinary shares except on the basis of information in the prospectus to be published by SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA in due course in connection with the Rights Issue (the "Prospectus") which will
contain further information relating to the company as well as a summary of the risk factors to which any investment is subject. This stock exchange release does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to acquire any securities offered by any person in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is unlawful.

The distribution of this stock exchange release and/or the Prospectus into jurisdictions other than Norway may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this stock exchange 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.

SpareBank 1 SR-Markets, Arctic Securities ASA, Pareto Securities AS and SpareBank 1 Markets are acting for SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA and no one else in connection with the Rights Issue and will not be responsible to anyone other than SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for providing advice in relation to the Rights Issue and/or any other matter referred to in this document.

This document and any materials distributed in connection with this document may contain certain forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they reflect SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA '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, including the risks and uncertainties to be set out in the prospectus.

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

Om oss

SpareBank 1 SR-Bank er Norges nest største sparebank og har sitt markedsområde i Rogaland, Agder og Hordaland. Vi tilbyr finansielle produkter og tjenester bl.a. innenfor utlån og innskudd, fond og kapitalforvaltning, forsikring og pensjonssparing, betalings- og finansieringstjenester, eiendomsmegling og tjenester knyttet til penge- og kapitalmarkedet. Hovedkontoret er i Stavanger.

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