Aker Seafoods ASA (Public, OSL:AKS) is a Norwegian Whitefish fishing, seafood processing and sale company that is part of the Kjell Inge Røkke controlled Aker Group who own 65.0% of the company.
Aker Seafoods AS was listed on Oslo Stock Exchange in May 2005, after the combination of the companies Norway Seafoods AS, West Fish-Aarsæther AS and Nordic Sea Holding AS. Converto Capital Fund is the major shareholder of Aker Seafoods ASA with an ownership of 65.8 per cent. Our company headquarters are located at Aker Brygge in Oslo, Norway. The company operates 15 fishing trawlers north of 62 degrees in Norway with 9% of the total concessions in the area. Aker Seafoods also owns and operates eleven processing plants with six in Norway and five in Denmark.
Reference is made to stock exchange notices of 12 September, 8 October and 9 November 2012 regarding the merger between Aker BioMarine ASA ("AKBM") as transferor company, and Aker Seafoods Holding AS ("AKSH") as transferee company, with consideration shares in AKSH's parent company Aker ASA ("AKER").
The creditor notice period in connection with the merger expired 14 January 2013, and no creditors have made any objections to the merger. All terms and conditions for the merger have accordingly been satisfied, and the consummation of the merger will be registered with the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises following close of trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange today, 15 January 2013. At the same time all of AKBM's assets, rights and obligations are transferred to AKSH and AKBM will be dissolved and deleted from the registration in the Register of Business Enterprises and de-listed from Oslo Stock Exchange. AKSH will change company name to AkerBiomarine AS in connection with the merger. Consequently, the last day of trading for the shares in AKBM is today, Tuesday 15 January 2013.
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