The shareholding has thus increased from a total of approx. 62.9 percent of the shares and approx. 58.5 percent of the votes to approx. 63.2 percent of the shares and approx. 58.6 percent of the votes.

Under the terms of previously obtained exemptions (most recently the Swedish Security Council’s statement 2013:38) a mandatory bid obligation has now arisen. Kistefos intends to return, within four weeks, with information on any mandatory offer for the remaining shares of Transatlantic. If such a mandatory offer is launched, the price offered will according to Kistefos amount to SEK 5.00 per share, regardless of class of share, which is not lower than the highest price paid by Kistefos in the acquisition of shares in TransAtlantic during the past six months.

For further information
Christian Holme, Investment Director at Kistefos AS
Phone: +(47) 23 11 70 00 / +(47) 97 48 83 38

The information was submitted for publication on March 3rd, 2014 at 08:30 am.

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