Aker ASA’s Board of Directors has decided to propose to the general meeting on 26 April 2019 a dividend of NOK 22.50 per share for the fiscal year 2018.
Aker ASA: Fourth-quarter and preliminary annual results 2018 - Net Asset Value of NOK 41.7 billion – cash dividend of NOK 22.50 per share proposed
2018 was a year with continued strong industrial development and value creation to Aker's shareholders:
- The Aker share gained 19.1 per cent, dividend included, compared to a 1.8 per cent decline in the Oslo Stock Exchange’s benchmark index (“OSEBX”).
- The net asset value (“NAV”) of Aker ASA and holding companies (“Aker”) stood at NOK 41.7 billion at the end of the fourth quarter, on par with year-end 2017. In addition, a NOK 1.3 billion dividend was paid to shareholders in May.
- Aker generated NOK 2.2 billion in upstream cash, up from NOK 1.6 billion in 2017.
Aker ASA will publish its fourth-quarter and preliminary annual results for 2018 on the Oslo Stock Exchange on Thursday 14 February 2019.
The net asset value ("NAV") of Aker ASA and holding companies ("Aker") increased by 10.8 per cent in the third quarter to NOK 63.3 billion (NOK 852 per share), compared to NOK 57.1 billion as per 30 June 2018.
Aker ASA will publish its third-quarter results for 2018 on the Oslo Stock Exchange on Thursday 8 November 2018.
The net asset value ("NAV") of Aker ASA and holding companies ("Aker") increased by 34.6 per cent in the second quarter to NOK 57.1 billion (NOK 769 per share), compared to NOK 42.4 billion as per 31 March 2018. Adjusted for dividend the NAV increased 37.8 per cent.
Aker ASA will publish its second-quarter and first-half results for 2018 on the Oslo Stock Exchange on Wednesday 18 July 2018, at 07:00 CEST. The results will be presented by audio webcast at 09:00 a.m. CEST the same morning.
Aker ASA ("Aker") has carried out its employee share purchase programme for the year.
Reference is made to the stock exchange release of Aker ASA (the "Company") dated 30 May 2018 concerning an offer to buy back shares in connection with the Company's employee share purchase programme, the Company's employee bonus scheme, as well as for other corporate purposes (the "Offer"). The Offer expired on 31 May 2018 at 08:00 (CET).
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In connection with the employee share purchase programme of Aker ASA (the "Company"), the Company's employee bonus scheme, as well as for other corporate purposes, the Company hereby launches an offer to all shareholders in the Company to buy back up to 50,000 shares in Aker ASA. The offer will be carried out through a bookbuilding process with an offer price of up to NOK 597 per share. The maximum price per share is the closing price of the Company's shares on 30 May 2018 and a premium of 2.5 per cent. Per 30 May 2018 the Company owns 15,733 own shares.
Reference is made to the notification sent today regarding a potential tap issue by Aker ASA.
Aker ASA is contemplating a tap issue of up to NOK 500 million in the outstanding NOK 1,500 million senior unsecured bond issue with ISIN NO0010814502 and maturity in January 2023 (AKER14).
The net asset value ("NAV") of Aker ASA and holding companies ("Aker") increased by 1.6 per cent in the first quarter to NOK 42.4 billion (NOK 571 per share), compared to NOK 41.8 billion as per 31 December 2017.
Reference is made to the resolution by the General Meeting in Aker ASA on 20 April 2018 to distribute a dividend of NOK 18.00 per share. Aker ASA shares will trade exclusive of dividend of NOK 18 per share as of today, 23 April 2018.
The Annual General Meeting of Aker ASA (the "Company") was held on Friday 20 April 2018 at Fornebuporten, Oksenøyveien 10, Norway.
Aker ASA will publish its first-quarter results for 2018 on the Oslo Stock Exchange on Wednesday 9 May 2018.
Aker ASA's wholly owned subsidiary Aker Capital AS ("Aker") has entered into an agreement with Geveran Trading Co. Ltd (a company indirectly controlled by trusts established by John Fredriksen for the benefit of his immediate family) ("Geveran") and Joh Johannson Eiendom AS to establish a residential real estate development company, FP Bolig Holding AS ("FP Bolig").
Aker ASA today publishes its annual report, the corporate social responsibility report and the corporate governance report for 2017.
The reports are attached and are also available on https://eng.akerasa.com/Investor/Financial-and-other-reports
The Annual General Meeting of Aker ASA will be held on Friday 20 April 2018 at 09:00 CET, at Oksenøyveien 10, Building B, Grand Hall, 1366 Lysaker, Norway.
Reference is made to the stock exchange notice dated 23 November 2017 where Aker ASA ("Aker") announced that Aker Capital AS ("Aker Capital"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Aker, and Oceanwood Capital Management LP ("Oceanwood") had entered into an agreement to establish a company for the purpose of bidding for the shares in Norske Skog AS ("Norske Skog").
As fulfillment of existing rights under the bonus program for employees in Aker ASA ("Aker"), the following primary insiders have received bonus shares. The shares have a lock-in period of three years. Upon allocation, the value of the shares was set to NOK 357.80. This corresponds to the three-day average, volume-weighted price of Aker's share starting Monday 12 March 2018, to which a 20 per cent discount was applied.
The bonus shares were distributed as follows:
Reference is made to the stock exchange release published by Ocean Yield ASA (the "Company") on 28 February 2018 regarding a private placement of up to 11,000,000 new shares in the Company (the "Private Placement").