The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry is authorized to purchase Cermaq shares up to a total holding of 65 percent.
This is confirmed after the Parliament late Thursday 20 June approved the bill regarding State Ownership in Cermaq ASA (Prop. 178 S (2012-2013)).
Handelsbanken is currently conducting a ”reverse Dutch auction” on behalf of the Ministry, related to the State’s possible purchase of Cermaq shares. The auction is open until Monday 24 June at 4:30 p.m.
The previous condition regarding a parliamentary approval on the purchase is now lifted, due to the actual approval referred to above.