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For questions concerning Investor Relations, please contact NRS’ Chief Financial Officer directly:

Ola Loe, CFO
E-mail:                ola.loe@salmon.no
Direct line:       +47 7392 4310
Mobile:               +47 9117 9411

Contact data for analysts who regularly follow NRS.

About stockinformation:
Ticker: NRS
ISIN: NO0010331838
Org nr.: 864 234 232 NO
Number of shares: 43 572 191  à nominal NOK1,- per share

Contacts: 

ABG Sundal Collier
Vidar Kristoffer Strat
Phone: +47 22 01 61 60
Email: vidar.strat@abgsc.no

CARNEGIE
Lage Bøhren

Phone: +47 22 00 93 57
Email: lage.bohren@carnegie.no

Danske Bank Markets
Knut Ivar Bakken
Phone: +47 85 40 70 74
Email: knb@danskebank.no

DNB Markets
Alexander Aukner
Phone: +47 24 16 90 79
Email: alexander.aukner@dnb.no

FONDSFINANS
Knut Erik Løvstad
Phone: +47 23 11 30 40
Email: kel@fondsfinans.no

Handelsbanken Capital Markets
Ketil Lye
Phone: +47 22 39 72 99
Email: kjly01@handelsbanken.no

SEB
Bent Rølland
Phone: +47 22 82 71 26
Email: bent.rolland@seb.no








NORDEA MARKETS
Kolbjørn Giskeødegård
Phone: +47 22 48 79 83
Email: kolbjorn.giskeodegard@nordea.com

Norne Securities
Karl Johan Molner
Phone: +47 974 76 064
Email: karl-johan.molner@norne.no

PARETO SECURITIES AS
Carl-Emil Kjølå
s Johannessen
Phone: +47 24 13 39 41
Email: kjolas.johannessen@paretosec.com

SpareBank 1 Markets
Tore A. Tønseth
Phone: +47 24 14 74 18
Email: tore.tonseth@sb1markets.no

Swedbank
Phone: +47 23 23 80 00



Financial calendar 2018/2019 for Norway Royal Salmon ASA:

06.11.2018  Presentation Q3 2018
12.02.2019  Presentation of preliminary annual results 2018
30.04.2019  Annual Report 2018
21.05.2019  Presentation Q1 2019
06.06.2019  Annual General Meeting 2019
27.08.2019  Presentation Q2 2019
12.11.2019  Presentation Q3 2019



Please note that the financial calendar may be subject to change.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to § 5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)


Shareholders
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Statutes
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Articles of Association

Articles of Association, as worded after amendment adopted in the general meeting of 6. June 2019

Articles of Association

Shareholder Services

Registrar of Norway Royal Salmon ASA (org.no. 864 234 232 NO)
is Sparebank1 SMN – Trondheim.

The shares are registered in:
Norwegian Central Securities Depository (VPS) with ISIN NO0010331838.
Oslo Stock Exhange (OSE)  – ticker NRS.

Total number of shares issued is 43.572.191 shares with a par value NOK 1,-.
The assessed value as of 31.12.2014 is NOK 65,38 per share.
Dividend paid in 2013 was NOK 2,20 per share.

Releases for Oslo Stock Exchange and Press releases

Norway Royal Salmon ASA’s announcements to the Oslo Stock Exchange can be found at
 www.newsweb.no

Below are links to:

All stock exchange announcements from Norway Royal Salmon ASA
Link to Oslo Stock Exchange newsweb

Mandatory Notifications from Norway Royal Salmon ASA
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Disclosures of large shareholdings in Salmon ASA
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Letzte Veröffentlichungen (Englisch)(20)
  • Mandatory notification of trade – acquired shares and extended TRS agreement
    19.07.2019
  • Norway Royal Salmon ASA: Distribution of dividend
    17.06.2019
  • Norway Royal Salmon ASA: Ex dividend NOK 6.00 per share today
    07.06.2019
  • Norway Royal Salmon ASA: Annual General Meeting
    06.06.2019
  • Norway Royal Salmon ASA: Dividend information
    04.06.2019
  • Norway Royal Salmon: Q1 19 – Operational EBIT of MNOK 164
    21.05.2019
  • Norway Royal Salmon: Notice to Annual General Meeting
    09.05.2019
  • Norway Royal Salmon: Invitation to presentation of Q1 2019
    08.05.2019
  • Mandatory notification of trade - extended TRS agreement
    12.04.2019
  • Key information regarding dividend for Norway Royal Salmon (NRS)
    11.04.2019
  • Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) – Financial statements for 2018 approved by the board of directors
    11.04.2019
  • Share-based incentive scheme - Mandatory notification of trade
    20.03.2019
  • Share-based incentive scheme - Mandatory notification of trade
    20.03.2019
  • Mandatory notification of trade – acquired treasury shares and extended TRS agreement
    14.03.2019
  • Norway Royal Salmon: Q4 18 – Highest Operational EBIT in the history of NRS
    12.02.2019
  • Invitation to presentation of Q4 2018
    05.02.2019
  • Mandatory notification of trade - extended TRS agreement
    18.01.2019
  • Q3 18 – Operational EBIT of MNOK 35
    06.11.2018
  • Invitation to presentation of Q3 2018
    31.10.2018
  • Invitation to presentation of Q4 2017
    07.02.2018

Mandatory notification of trade – acquired shares and extended TRS agreement

Chair of the Board of Directors in Norway Royal Salmon ASA (“NRS”), Helge Gåsø, has today through Gåsø Næringsutvikling AS exercised its contractual right to purchase 100,000 shares in NRS at a price of NOK 205.00 per share, while Gåsø Næringsutvikling AS has extended a TRS (Total Return Swap) with exposure to the remaining 150,000 shares in NRS to 17 January 2020. In connection with this TRS, Gåsø Næringsutvikling AS has entered into an agreement with the contractual right to acquire 150,000 shares in NRS at NOK 209.02 per share. Following this transaction and extension of the TRS agreement, Gåsø Næringsutvikling AS holds and has contractual rights to 7,143,188 shares in NRS, constituting 16.39 percent of the issued share capital.

Norway Royal Salmon ASA: Distribution of dividend

We refer to the announcement on 6 June 2019 of the decision made by the Annual General Meeting of Norway Royal Salmon ASA to distribute dividend. The dividend was distributed today. Total distribution of treasury shares is 388 150 shares. After the distribution, NRS owns 140 811 treasury shares and has the contractual right to 994 609 treasury shares, representing a total of 2.61 per cent of the share capital of the Company.

For further information, please contact:

Ola Loe, CFO: + 47 911 79 411

About Norway Royal Salmon:

Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) group owns 39 426 tonnes MAB distributed between 34 746 tonnes MAB in Region North located in West Finnmark and Troms and 4 680 tonnes MAB in Region South in the area around Haugesund. In addition, the group has minority interest in three associated Norwegian fish farming companies which together own ten fish farming licenses, as well as Arctic Fish on Iceland. NRS is an attractively positioned fish farming group, which offers salmon to the market through its own sales organisation. For further details, please visit www.norwayroyalsalmon.com.

Norway Royal Salmon ASA: Ex dividend NOK 6.00 per share today

The shares in Norway Royal Salmon ASA will be traded exclusive dividend NOK 6.00 per share as from today, 7 June 2019.

For further information, please contact:

Ola Loe, CFO: + 47 911 79 411

About Norway Royal Salmon:

Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) group owns 39 426 tonnes MAB distributed between 34 746 tonnes MAB in Region North located in West Finnmark and Troms and 4 680 tonnes MAB in Region South in the area around Haugesund. In addition, the group has minority interest in three associated Norwegian fish farming companies which together own ten fish farming licenses, as well as Arctic Fish on Iceland. NRS is an attractively positioned fish farming group, which offers salmon to the market through its own sales organisation. For further details, please visit www.norwayroyalsalmon.com.

Norway Royal Salmon ASA: Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting in Norway Royal Salmon ASA (NRS) was held Thursday 6 June 2019 at 01.00 p.m. All the proposals from the Board and the Nomination Committee were approved by the General Meeting.

The General Meeting approved to distribute a dividend of NOK 6.00 per share, by the way of cash distribution of NOK 4.20 per share and distribution of shares in the Company from the Company’s treasury shares. Total distribution of treasury shares is 388 100 shares. After this distribution, NRS owns 140 861 treasury shares and have the contractual right to 994 609 treasury shares, representing a total of 2.61 per cent of the share capital of the Company.

The dividends will be paid, and the shares will be transferred around 17 June 2019 to shareholders of NRS as of 6 June 2019. The shares in NRS will be traded exclusive the right to dividends from 7 June 2019.

Please find enclosed the minutes of the Annual General Meeting of NRS held 6 June 2019.

For further information, please contact:

Ola Loe, CFO: + 47 911 79 411

About Norway Royal Salmon:

Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) group owns 39 426 tonnes MAB distributed between 34 746 tonnes MAB in Region North located in West Finnmark and Troms and 4 680 tonnes MAB in Region South in the area around Haugesund. In addition, the group has minority interest in three associated Norwegian fish farming companies which together own ten fish farming licenses, as well as Arctic Fish on Iceland. NRS is an attractively positioned fish farming group, which offers salmon to the market through its own sales organisation. For further details, please visit www.norwayroyalsalmon.com.

Minutes of Annual General Meeting (pdf)

Norway Royal Salmon ASA: Dividend information

Reference is made to announcement of 9 May 2019 regarding notice to Annual General Meeting in Norway Royal Salmon ASA (the "Company") 6 June 2019 (date of approval).

In accordance with the notice, the board of directors in the Company proposes a distribution of dividends for 2018 of NOK 6.00 per share, by the way of a cash distribution of NOK 4.20 per share and distribution of shares in the Company from the Company's treasury shares. Based on the shares' volume weighted average price on the Oslo Stock Exchange over the five trading days from 24 to 31 May 2019, the board of directors proposes that the aggregate number of shares for distribution is set to 388 100. For each share owned in the Company per 6 June 2019 (last day included) as recorded in the shareholder register in VPS 11 June 2019 (record date), the shareholders will receive 0.0090 shares in the Company, so that for each 111.3479 shares owned in the Company the shareholder will receive one share in the Company. The number of shares that each VPS registered shareholder will receive, will be rounded up to the nearest number of whole shares.

Subject to the resolution being passed by the Annual General Meeting, the shares will be traded exclusive the right to dividends from and including 7 June 2019 (ex-date). The dividends will be paid and the shares will be transferred on or around 17 June 2019 (payment date).

For further information, please contact:

Ola Loe, CFO: + 47 911 79 411

About Norway Royal Salmon:

Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) group owns 39 426 tonnes MAB distributed between 34 746 tonnes MAB in Region North located in West Finnmark and Troms and 4 680 tonnes MAB in Region South in the area around Haugesund. In addition, the group has minority interest in three associated Norwegian fish farming companies which together own ten fish farming licenses, as well as Arctic Fish on Iceland. NRS is an attractively positioned fish farming group, which offers salmon to the market through its own sales organisation. For further details, please visit www.norwayroyalsalmon.com.

Norway Royal Salmon: Q1 19 – Operational EBIT of MNOK 164

Today Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) reports an operational EBIT of MNOK 164 for the first quarter 2019 and EBIT per kg of NOK 22.42. Corresponding figures for the same quarter last year were MNOK 193 and NOK 18.78.

- We are pleased with the operation in our main region, Region North, during the quarter. It is particularly gratifying to see that Finnmark continues the positive trend. Region South has harvested from the same site as in the previous quarter, with announced high production costs due to biological challenges. An important milestone has also been reached in the quarter by harvesting the first salmon from Arctic Fish on Iceland with a good biological result, says CEO Charles Høstlund.

Net operation cash flow amounted to MNOK 319 in the first quarter. Although NRS has purchased own shares for MNOK 103, net interest-bearing debt decreased in the quarter by MNOK 132 to MNOK 288. Equity increased to MNOK 2 355 at the end of the quarter, which equates an equity ratio of 60 per cent. Return on capital employed for the last four quarters is 36 per cent. During the quarter, the credit limit from the Group's bank increased by MNOK 600 to MNOK 2 000.

Region North

Region North posted an operational EBIT of MNOK 179.0 in the quarter, compared with MNOK 184.4 in the corresponding quarter last year. Operational EBIT per kg gutted weight was NOK 25.51 compared with NOK 19.22 in the corresponding quarter last year.

Region South

Region South posted an operational EBIT of MNOK 2.5 in the quarter, compared with MNOK 20.9 in the corresponding quarter last year. Operational EBIT per kg gutted weight was NOK 2.31, compared with NOK 15.64 in the corresponding quarter last year.

NRS harvested 8 096 tonnes gutted weight in the quarter, which is 26 per cent lower than in the same quarter last year. 7 016 tonnes of the total volume were harvested in Region North and 1 080 tonnes in Region South. Estimated harvest volume for 2019 is 37 500 tonnes. The sales business sold 22 838 tonnes salmon during the quarter, approximately the same as in the corresponding quarter last year.

- We continue to develop the company and have continued working on our investment program. It is therefore gratifying that we recently could announce that Fosen Yard will build the cages for our offshore aquaculture facility, Arctic Offshore Farming. We are now developing new technology that will contribute to develop the industry further, and create a number of jobs along the coast, says Charles Høstlund.

For more information, please contact:

  • CEO Charles Høstlund, +47 994 18 449
  • CFO Ola Loe, +47 911 79 411.

Norway Royal Salmon in brief

Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) group owns 39 426 tonnes MAB distributed between 34 746 tonnes MAB in Region North located in West Finnmark and Troms and 4 680 tonnes MAB in Region South in the area around Haugesund. In addition, the group has minority interest in three associated Norwegian fish farming companies which together own ten fish farming licenses, as well as Arctic Fish on Iceland. NRS is an attractively positioned fish farming group, which offers salmon to the market through its own sales organisation. For further details, please visit www.norwayroyalsalmon.com.

NRS Q1 2019 Report (pdf)
NRS Q1 2019 Presentation (pdf)

Norway Royal Salmon: Notice to Annual General Meeting

Attached please find the notice to the Annual General Meeting in Norway Royal Salmon ASA (the "Company"), to be held in Trondheim 6(th) June 2019. The notice will be sent to all shareholders by post no later than 10(th) May 2019.

The board of directors proposes a distribution of dividend for 2018 of NOK 6.00 per share, by the way of a cash distribution of NOK 4.20 per share and distribution of shares in the Company from the Company's treasury shares.

The number of shares for distribution in total and per outstanding share will be decided based on the shares' volume weighted average price on the Oslo Stock Exchange five trading days before the general meeting, and will be announced before the day of the annual general meeting. The last day of the valuation period will, due to practical reasons, be 31 (st) May 2019.

Fractional shares will not be distributed. The number of shares each shareholder registered in the VPS will receive will be rounded up to the nearest number of whole shares.

The Company generally does not seek to determine, nor comment on, the tax position of its individual shareholders. The Company will, however, take the position that the distribution of shares does not constitute a distribution of dividends for Norwegian tax law purposes. Accordingly, the Company will not withhold any withholding tax for its non-Norwegian shareholders. Norwegian shareholders' cost price for the shares being distributed is assumed to be zero; however, the Company assumes that the tax authorities will conduct a proportionate adjustment of the cost price for each individual shareholder's aggregate shareholding.

Subject to the resolution being passed by the annual general meeting, the shares will be traded exclusive the right to dividends as of 7 (th) June 2019. The dividends will be paid and the shares will be transferred on or around 17 (th) June 2019.

The annual report and accounts for 2018 were published through a stock exchange release on 30(th) April 2019 and are available on the Company's website.

For further information, please contact:

Ola Loe, CFO: + 47 911 79 411

www.norwayroyalsalmon.com

Notice of Annual General Meeting (pdf)

Norway Royal Salmon: Invitation to presentation of Q1 2019

Norway Royal Salmon will present the interim report for the 1st quarter 2019 on Tuesday 21st May 2019 at hrs 08:00 CET at Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24/26 in Oslo.

The company’s CEO Charles Høstlund and CFO Ola Loe will announce the results.

Please note that the quarterly report and presentation will be published at 06:30 CET.

For further information, please contact:
CFO Ola Loe
Tlf: +47 911 79 411
E-mail:
ola.loe@salmon.no

Mandatory notification of trade - extended TRS agreement

Chair of the Board of Directors in Norway Royal Salmon ASA (“NRS”), Helge Gåsø, has today through Gåsø Næringsutvikling AS extended a TRS (Total Return Swap) agreement with exposure to 250,000 shares in NRS to 19 July 2019. In addition, Gåsø Næringsutvikling AS has entered into an agreement with a contractual right to acquire 250,000 shares in NRS at NOK 193.50 per share. Following this extension, Gåsø Næringsutvikling AS holds and has contractual rights to 7,079,605 shares in NRS, constituting 16.25 percent of the issued share capital.

Key information regarding dividend for Norway Royal Salmon (NRS)

Dividend amount: 6.00 per share. Distributed by way of cash dividend of 4.20 per share and distribution of shares in NRS from the company’s treasury shares.

Declared currency: NOK

Last day including right: 6 June 2019

Ex-date: 7 June 2019

Record date: 11 June 2019

Payment date: on or around 17 June 2019

Date of approval: 6 June 2019

Other information: The number of shares for distribution in total and per outstanding share will be decided based on the shares' volume weighted average price on the Oslo Stock Exchange five trading days before the general meeting, and will be announced at the latest the day of the annual general meeting. The last day of the valuation period will due to practical reasons be 31 May 2019. Fractional shares will not be distributed. The number of shares each shareholder registered in the VPS will receive will be rounded up to the nearest number of whole shares.

For further information, please contact:

Ola Loe, CFO: + 47 911 79 411

Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) – Financial statements for 2018 approved by the board of directors

At a meeting held on 11 April 2019, the board of directors of Norway Royal Salmon ASA has reviewed and approved the financial statements for 2018. 

Final accounts and proposed dividend of NOK 6.00 per share are not altered from preliminary figures published on 12 February 2019. Dividend are distributed by way of cash dividend of NOK 4.20 per share and distribution of shares in NRS from the company’s treasury shares. Should the general meeting resolve to distribute the dividend, shares in Norway Royal Salmon ASA will be traded ex-dividend of NOK 6.00 per share from 7 June 2019.

An electronic version of the Annual Report will be published through Oslo Stock Exchange and www.norwayroyalsalmon.com 30 April 2019. 

The annual general meeting is scheduled to Thursday 6 June 2019 in Trondheim. The notice with attachments will be published through Oslo Stock Exchange and www.norwayroyalsalmon.com

For further information, please contact:

Ola Loe, CFO: + 47 911 79 411

Share-based incentive scheme - Mandatory notification of trade

Payment related to the Group's option program for senior management and key personnel.

Norway Royal Salmon ASA (NRS) has today sold 10,753 own shares at a price of NOK 203.48 per share in connection with the management and key personnel's stock option scheme.

The participants in the stock option scheme have an obligation to buy NRS shares for the calculated bonus amount, at the volume weighted average price for the share in the period from March 6 to March 19, 2019. The average price is NOK 203.48 per share.

Shares in the company have been transferred to the following primary insiders on March 20, 2019:

-          Charles Høstlund received through related parties 1,966 shares

-          Ola Loe received through related parties 1,753 shares

-          Klaus Hatlebrekke received through related parties 1,474 shares

-          Arve Olav Lervåg received 1,373 shares

-          Hanne-Guri Haug received 462 shares

-          Per Magne Bølgen received 576 shares

-          Ingrid Rønning received 189 shares

-          Jan Pål Johannesen received 217 shares

The primary insiders listed below have on March 20, 2019 sold the following number of shares back to NRS to cover the taxable amount for the reception of the above shares:

-          Arve Olav Lervåg sold 686 shares

-          Jan Pål Johannesen sold 108 shares

Norway Royal Salmon ASA (NRS) total repurchase of own shares is 1,507 at a price of NOK 203.48 per share to cover the stock option holder's taxable amounts.

After these transactions, the primary insiders have the following stock holdings:

-          Charles Høstlund holds through related parties 171,298 shares

-          Ola Loe holds through related parties 227,650 shares

-          Klaus Hatlebrekke holds through related parties 141,419 shares

-          Arve Olav Lervåg holds 687 shares

-          Hanne-Guri Haug holds 1,067 shares

-          Per Magne Bølgen holds 1,197 shares

-          Ingrid Rønning holds 4,574 shares

-          Jan Pål Johannesen holds 109 shares

After these transactions, NRS holds 528,961 treasury shares and has contractual rights to 985,756 own shares, constituting 3.48 percent of the issued share capital.

For more information, please contact:

CEO Charles Høstlund, +47 9941 8449

CFO Ola Loe, +47 9117 9411

Share-based incentive scheme - Mandatory notification of trade

Norway Royal Salmon ASA (NRS) today sold 19,747 shares at a price of NOK 203.48 per share in connection with management's synthetic stock option scheme.

The participants in the synthetic stock option scheme have an obligation to buy NRS shares for the paid bonus amount after tax, at the volume weighted average price for the share in the period from March 6 to March 19, 2019. The average price is NOK 203.48 per share.

After this transaction, NRS holds 538,207 treasury shares and has contractual rights to 985,756 own shares, constituting 3.50 percent of the issued share capital.

In connection with the stock option scheme, the following primary insider in NRS bought shares at a price of NOK 203.48 per share:

Charles Høstlund purchased through related parties 19,747 shares. Total holding after the purchase is 169,332 Norway Royal Salmon shares.

For more information, please contact:

CEO Charles Høstlund, +47 9941 8449

CFO Ola Loe, +47 9117 9411.

Mandatory notification of trade – acquired treasury shares and extended TRS agreement

Norway Royal Salmon ASA (“NRS”) has today exercised its contractual right to purchase 500,000 treasury shares at a price of NOK 216.50 per share, while the company has extended a TRS (Total Return Swap) with exposure to the remaining 985,756 shares in NRS to 13 September 2019. In connection with this TRS, NRS has entered into an agreement with the contractual right to acquire 985,756 shares in NRS at NOK 219.460457 per share. Following this transaction and extension of the TRS agreement, NRS holds 557,954 treasury shares and has contractual rights to 985,756 own shares, constituting 3.54 percent of the issued share capital.

For more information, please contact:

CFO Ola Loe, +47 9117 9411.

Norway Royal Salmon: Q4 18 – Highest Operational EBIT in the history of NRS

Today Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) reports an operational EBIT of MNOK 232 for the fourth quarter 2018 and EBIT per kg of NOK 17.73. Corresponding figures for the same quarter last year were MNOK 95 and NOK 15.51.

- Today we report the highest operational EBIT in the history of NRS for both a quarter and a financial year. We are pleased that Region North continues the positive development in production costs, however biological challenges in Region South are reducing the result says CEO Charles Høstlund.

For the financial year of 2018, NRS has operating revenues of more than NOK 5 billion and achieved an operational EBIT of MNOK 642 million. The Board proposes a dividend of NOK 6.00 per share for 2018.

Net operational cash flow amounted to MNOK 130 in the fourth quarter. Net interest-bearing debt decreased in the quarter by MNOK 80 to MNOK 420. The equity at the end of the quarter is MNOK 2 321, which equates an equity ratio of 57 per cent. Return on capital employed for the last four quarters is 37 per cent.

Region North

Region North posted an operational EBIT of MNOK 243.3 in the quarter, compared with MNOK 116.0 in the corresponding quarter last year. Operational EBIT per kg gutted weight was NOK 20.20 compared with NOK 15.84 in the corresponding quarter last year.

Region South

Region South posted an operational EBIT of MNOK 1.0 in the quarter, compared with MNOK 24.4 in the corresponding quarter last year. Operational EBIT per kg gutted weight was NOK 0.60, compared with NOK 14.12 in the corresponding quarter last year.

NRS harvested 13 783 tonnes gutted weight in the quarter, which is 52 per cent higher than in the same quarter last year. 12 042 tonnes of the total volume were harvested in Region North and 1 741 tonnes in Region South. Estimated harvest volume is 38 000 tonnes for 2019, an increase of 6 per cent from 2018. The sales business sold 27 785 tonnes salmon during the quarter, which is 24 per cent higher than the corresponding quarter last year. Both harvested and sold volume is the highest in a quarter in the history of NRS.

- NRS takes an active part in the development of a sustainable aquaculture industry through substantial investments over the next three years. We focus on innovation and technology development to ensure our sustainable growth by investing in a smolt facility and offshore fish farms that will create new local jobs, says Charles Høstlund.

For more information, please contact:

  • CEO Charles Høstlund, +47 994 18 449
  • CFO Ola Loe, +47 911 79 411.

Norway Royal Salmon in brief

Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) group owns 39 426 tonnes MAB distributed between 34 746 tonnes MAB in Region North located in West Finnmark and Troms and 4 680 tonnes MAB in Region South in the area around Haugesund. In addition, the group has minority interest in three associated Norwegian fish farming companies which together own ten fish farming licenses, as well as Arctic Fish on Iceland. NRS is an attractively positioned fish farming group, which offers salmon to the market through its own sales organisation. For further details, please visit www.norwayroyalsalmon.com.

NRS Q4 2018 Report (pdf)
NRS Q4 2018 Presentation (pdf)

Invitation to presentation of Q4 2018

Norway Royal Salmon will present the interim report for the 4thquarter 2018 on Tuesday 12thFebruary 2019 at hrs 08:00 CET at Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24/26 in Oslo.

The company’s CEO Charles Høstlund and CFO Ola Loe will announce the results.

Please note that the quarterly report and presentation will be published at 06:30 CET.

For further information, please contact:
CFO Ola Loe
Tlf: +47 911 79 411
E-mail: ola.loe@salmon.no

Mandatory notification of trade - extended TRS agreement

Chair of the Board of Directors in Norway Royal Salmon ASA (“NRS”), Helge Gåsø, has today through Gåsø Næringsutvikling AS extended a TRS (Total Return Swap) agreement with exposure to 250,000 shares in NRS to 12 April 2019. In addition, Gåsø Næringsutvikling AS has entered into an agreement with contractual right to acquire 250,000 shares in NRS at NOK 185.37 per share. Following this extension, Gåsø Næringsutvikling AS holds and has contractual rights to 7,079,605 shares in NRS, constituting 16.25 percent of the issued share capital.

Q3 18 – Operational EBIT of MNOK 35

Today Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) reports an operational EBIT of MNOK 35 for the third quarter 2018 and EBIT per kg of NOK 22.10. Corresponding figures for the same quarter last year were MNOK 192 and NOK 19.29.

- During the quarter we have focused on building biomass and the biomass in the sea has increased by 71 per cent from the end of the previous quarter. This has resulted in a low harvest volume for the quarter. We have had a positive development in production costs from the previous quarter in Region North, says CEO Charles Høstlund.

Net interest-bearing debt increased in the quarter by MNOK 87 to MNOK 500, after purchase of 800 tonnes MAB and the increase in biomass of 11 927 tonnes. The equity at the end of the quarter is MNOK 2 243, which equates an equity ratio of 55 per cent. Return on capital employed for the last four quarters is 30 per cent.

Region North

Region North posted an operational EBIT of MNOK 53.0 in the quarter, compared with MNOK 155.3 in the corresponding quarter last year. Operational EBIT per kg gutted weight was NOK 22.27 compared with NOK 18.85 in the corresponding quarter last year.

Region South

Region South posted an operational EBIT of MNOK 1.8 in the quarter, compared with MNOK 46.3 in the corresponding quarter last year. Operational EBIT per kg gutted weight was NOK 18.05, compared with NOK 20.91 in the corresponding quarter last year.

NRS harvested 2 478 tonnes gutted weight in the quarter, which is 76 per cent lower than in the same quarter last year. 2 379 tonnes of the total volume were harvested in Region North and 100 tonnes in Region South. Estimated harvest volume is 36 000 tonnes for 2018, an increase of 13 per cent from 2017. Estimated harvest volume is 40 000 tonnes for 2019, an increase of 11 per cent from 2018. 10.8 million smolts are planned released in 2018. The sales business sold 14 945 tonnes salmon during the quarter, which is 33 per cent lower than the corresponding quarter last year.

For more information, please contact:

  • CEO Charles Høstlund, +47 994 18 449
  • CFO Ola Loe, +47 911 79 411.

Norway Royal Salmon in brief

Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) group owns 39 426 tonnes MAB distributed between 34 746 tonnes MAB in Region North located in West Finnmark and Troms and 4 680 tonnes MAB in Region South in the area around Haugesund. In addition, the group has minority interest in three associated Norwegian fish farming companies which together own ten fish farming licenses, as well as Arctic Fish on Iceland. NRS is an attractively positioned fish farming group, which offers salmon to the market through its own sales organisation. For further details, please visit www.norwayroyalsalmon.com.

NRS Q3 2018 Report English (pdf)
NRS Q3 2018 Presentation (pdf)

Invitation to presentation of Q3 2018

Norway Royal Salmon will present the interim report for the 3rdquarter 2018 on Tuesday 6thNovember 2018 at hrs 09:00 CET at Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24/26 in Oslo.

The company’s CEO Charles Høstlund and CFO Ola Loe will announce the results.

Please note that the quarterly report and presentation will be published at 06:30 CET.

For further information, please contact:
CFO Ola Loe
Tlf: +47 911 79 411
E-mail: ola.loe@salmon.no

Invitation to presentation of Q4 2017

Norway Royal Salmon will present the interim report for the 4thquarter 2017 on Tuesday 13thFebruary 2018 at hrs 08:00 CET at Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24/26 in Oslo.

The company’s CEO Charles Høstlund and CFO Ola Loe will announce the results.

Please note that the quarterly report and presentation will be published at 06:30 CET.

For further information, please contact:
CFO Ola Loe
Tlf: +47 911 79 411
E-mail: ola.loe@salmon.no

The prerequisite for good corporate governance is a clear and transparent relationship between owners, the board of directors and management. Good corporate governance will instil confidence and trust among all interested parties and will provide a firm basis on which to create value and good results. Good corporate governance is important to Norway Royal Salmon (“NRS” or the “Company”) and the Company’s principles of corporate governance have been drawn up in accordance with the Norwegian Code of Practice for Corporate Governance.

Business
The Company’s object is to engage in the production, processing, trading and distribution of seafood, and participate in other companies associated with the seafood industry. The Company’s further object is to engage in quality assurance and chain management for partner companies.

The Company’s core value is the fundamental belief that better results can be achieved both for companies and for the local community if companies are involved in the community and if they exercise authority and leadership.

The following strategic key points have been adopted by the board of directors:

  • NRS shall be an efficient and profitable aquaculture company.
  • NRS shall rune an effective and profitable sales organisation.
  • NRS shall provide a competitive return on investment to its shareholders.
  • NRS shall offer affiliated producers economies of scale with respect to sales, procurement, quality assurance an other imoportant services.
  • NRS wishes to be a shareholder in companies associated with aquaculture industry.

Equity and dividends
The Company shall maintain a level of equity appropriate to the Company’s objectives, strategy and risk profile. The Company’s aim is for shareholder returns to reflect the value created by the Company and convert into dividends, as well as an increased share price. Dividends shall remain stable over time and shall make up 30-40% of the group’s net profit, provided that the Company’s own capital requirements have been met. Over time, monetary value shall be created by way of share price rises rather than paid-out dividends.


Equal treatment of shareholders and freely negotiable shares

It is the Company’s policy to treat all shareholders equally. Shareholders shall not be subjected to differential treatment without basis in the Company or the shareholders’ commonality of interest. The Company’s shares are freely negotiable and there are no restrictions on the purchase and sale of the Company’s shares beyond that which follows from Norwegian law. All shares belong to a single class, and each share has one vote at the Company’s general meetings.

General Meeting
An ordinary annual general meeting shall be held within six months of the end of each financial year. Extraordinary general meetings may be called by the board of directors at any time.

All shareholders shall receive a written invitation to attend the general meeting. Motions and necessary background information along with documents to be produced at the general meeting shall be made available on the Company’s website no later than 21 days before the general meeting. Shareholders who are unable to attend may vote by proxy.

The general meeting shall elect members to the board of directors, set the level of remuneration of board members, adopt the annual accounts and board of directors report and consider any other matters pertaining to the general meeting according to laws or regulations. The chairman of the board of directors, the management and the auditor shall attend the ordinary general meeting.

Nomination committee
The Company’s nomination committee comprises three members elected by the general meeting for two year at a time. The nomination committee shall put forward proposals to the general meeting on the election of members and deputy members to the board of directors. The recommendation fore the chair of the board is given separately.Their proposals shall be justified. The nomination committee shall give a recommendiaton for the remuneration for the members of the board of directors.

Composition and independence of the board of directors
The composition of the board of directors is designed to protect the common interests of the shareholders and the Company’s need for expertise, capacity and diversity. The board of directors shall be composed in such a way that it can act independently of special interests. Executive staff, and material business contacts and at least two of the members elected by the shareholders shall be independent of the Company’s main shareholders.
Members of the board of directors shall be elected for a period of two years at a time.

The work of the board of directors
The board of directors has the overall responsibility for the management of the Company. The chief executive shall be elected by the board of directors and shall have a duty to report to the board. A separate set of instructions for the board of directors defines the cases to be considered by the board of directors and its areas of responsibility, along with the responsibilities of the chief executive.

Risk management and internal controls
Efficient management focusing on risk and good internal controls is an overarching criterion for the success of NRS and forms an integrated part of its business operations. The ability to plan, structure, implement and evaluate projects is an important part of the business. The Company is governed according to set financial targets. Reporting takes place on a monthly basis and includes both financial and non-financial parameters. Focus is on profitability and risk linked to each area of business. Emphasis is placed on following up results, and focus is directed towards measures in areas that are not achieving the desired level of growth. The aim of risk management and internal controls is to handle risks linked to the business and to improve the quality of financial reporting. Effective risk management and internal controls help protect the shareholders’ investments and the Company’s assets. The board of directors believes NRS has effective internal controls and a level of risk management appropriate to the business.

Remuneration of the board of directors
Remuneration of the board of directors shall reflect the board’s responsibilities, expertise and time use, as well as the complexity of the business. Remuneration shall not be linked to financial results. Options shall not be issued to members of the board of directors. Remuneration shall be set by the general meeting based on recommendiation of the nomination committee. Further information about remuneration of the board of directors is given in the notes to the annual accounts.

Remuneration of executive staff
Remuneration of the chief executive shall be set by the board of directors. The remuneration comprises a fixed salary and a variable part (bonus), which is dependent on achieving set goals.

Information and communication
NRS shall ensure that all shareholders receive accurate, clear, relevant and timely information concerning all matters of financial importance to the shareholders. Financial information is published on NRS’ website and in press releases. The annual report and quarterly reports are published in both Norwegian and English.

Takeovers
In the event of a takeover bid, the board of directors shall not seek to prevent or obstruct such a bid being made for the Company’s business or shares, unless there are particular grounds for doing so. If a bid is made for the Company’s shares, the board of directors shall issue a statement with an assessment of the bid and a recommendation as to whether or not shareholders should accept it. The board of directors’ statement will specify whether the assessment was unanimous.

Auditor
The auditor shall participate in board meetings at which the annual accounts are being discussed. Each year the auditor shall present a main outline of the auditing of the Company to the board of directors.


Board
Management
  • Helge Gåsø

    (1961), Chair

    Helge Gåsø has extensive experience of the build-up, operation and development of fish farming businesses. He took part in building up Frøya Fiskeindustri, subsequently Hydro Seafood and Midnor Havbruk. He resides Hamarvik, Frøya in Norway.

  • Kristine Landmark

    (1954), Vice Chair

    Kristine Landmark holds a Master degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH). She is the CEO of Slettvoll Møbler AS. She has extensive experience from the Stokke Group, where she was employed in the period 1989-2010, and served as CEO in the period 2004-2010. Ms. Landmark holds a number of directorships. She resides in Ålesund Norway.


  • Lars Måsøval

    (1979), Board member

    Lars Måsøval is educated within aquaculture. He has extensive experience from the fish farming industry through various positions in his family-owned business. He is the Chair of the Board and one of the main shareholders of the Måsøval Group, which has its own hatchery and operate nine fish farming licenses. He resides on Frøya, Norway.

  • Marianne E. Johnsen

    (1963), Board member

    Marianne E. Johnsen graduated as a lawyer from University of Oslo before obtaining an MBA from Solvay Business School in Brussels. She is the founder and managing partner of X-lence Group AS, a management consulting and investment company. She has extensive experience from international executive positions, from among others Elkem, and holds a number of directorships in publicly listed companies. She resides in Oslo Norway.

  • Jon Hindar

    Board member

    Jon Hindar holds a MSc in Chemical Engineering (NTNU) and has Management Education from IMD Lausanne. He has held executive positions in several major companies and has been CEO in Cermaq, Norsun and Biotech AS. He holds and has held a number of directorships in larger companies

  • Trude Olafsen

    (1963), Board member

    Trude Olafsen is graduated Cand. Agric. within aquaculture from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. She is employed in AKVA Group with the responsibility for business development. She has worked in various organizations in the seafood industry and within research/consulting, in addition to have held several elected positions in the industry. She resides in Trondheim, Norway.

  • Charles Høstlund

    (1975), CEO

    Charles Høstlund has a Master’s degree in fish health from the Norwegian College of Fishery Science and a MBA in Financial control and management from the Norwegian School of Economics. He has previously worked as Regional Director of Marine Harvest Norway Northern Region. He joined Norway Royal Salmon in september 2014. He resides in Drøbak, Norway.

  • Ola Loe

    (1966), CFO

    Ola Loe is a Certified Public Accountant from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH). Prior to joining Norway Royal Salmon in 2009, he worked as a senior manager at KPMG and as group auditor for Cermaq, Norway Pelagic, Fjord Seafood and Midnor Group. Mr. Loe is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Trondheim, Norway.

  • Klaus Hatlebrekke

    (1974), COO Markets and Business Development

    Mr. Hatlebrekke has during the past ten years been working as an analyst of the seafood sector at DNB Markets. Mr. Hatlebrekke holds a Master degree in Business and Economics from Norwegian School of Management. He joined NRS in April 2012 and resides in Trondheim, Norway.

  • John Gunnar Grindskar

    (1970), COO Farming


Election Committee
  • Endre Glastad

    Leader, e-mail: endre@glastad.no



  • Karl Olaf Jørgensen

    Member


  • Anne Breiby

    Member


1. Einführung

1.1 Diese ethischen Richtlinien («Richtlinien») wurden vom Aufsichtsrat der Norway Royal Salmon ASA («Unternehmen») beschlossen.

1.2 Ziel der Richtlinien ist die Entwicklung einer gesunden Unternehmenskultur und die Wahrung der Integrität des Unternehmens. Sie sollen unsere Mitarbeiter dabei unterstützen, einen hohen Standard für ein verantwortungsvolles Geschäftsgebaren zu erreichen. Die Richtlinien sind auch als Hilfsmittel zur Selbstevaluierung und zur Weiterentwicklung der Identität des Unternehmens gedacht.

1.3 Die Richtlinien gelten für alle Einheiten, die von der Gesellschaft kontrolliert werden, und für alle Angestellten und Aufsichtsratsmitglieder der Gesellschaft (zusammen als «Beschäftigte» bezeichnet). Alle Beschäftigten müssen die Richtlinien lesen und verstehen. Die Beschäftigten sind aufgefordert, zur Anwendung der Richtlinien Fragen zu stellen. Derartige Fragen können an den nächsten Vorgesetzten gerichtet werden, an ein Mitglied der obersten Führungsebene des Unternehmens oder ein Aufsichtsratmitglied («Aufsichtsrat»).

1.4 Der einzelne Beschäftigte ist letztlich dafür verantwortlich, sich den Richtlinien entsprechend zu verhalten. Der einzelne Vorgesetzte trägt darüber hinaus die Verantwortung, die Richtlinien so zu handhaben, wie sie für die Beschäftigten und den Betrieb innerhalb des Zuständigkeitsbereichs des Vorgesetzten gelten.

1.5 Eventuelle Verstöße gegen die Richtlinien bilden die Grundlage für Disziplinarmaßnahmen, hierunter nötigenfalls auch die Kündigung.

2. Ethik


2.1 Die Richtlinien des Unternehmens fordern von den Beschäftigten die Erfüllung eines hohen ethischen Standards bei der Ausführung ihrer Pflichten und Aufgaben für das Unternehmen sowohl auf geschäftlicher als auch persönlicher Ebene. Die Beschäftigten müssen redlich handeln und gegenüber anderen Beschäftigten, Geschäftspartnern und Kunden, der Öffentlichkeit, wirtschaftlichen Akteuren, den Aktionären, den Lieferanten, den Mitbewerbern und staatlichen Behörden integer auftreten.

2.2 Die Beschäftigten dürfen, wenn sie im Namen des Unternehmens handeln, nicht versuchen, sich durch Manipulation, Geheimhaltung, Missbrauch privilegierter Informationen, Falschdarstellung wichtiger Tatsachen oder sonstige unredliche Methoden unrechtmäßige Vorteile zu verschaffen.

2.3 Die Richtlinien des Unternehmens verbieten eine Diskriminierung von Beschäftigten, Aktionären, Aufsichtsratsmitgliedern, Kunden und Lieferanten aufgrund ethnischer Herkunft oder Staatsangehörigkeit, Alter, Geschlecht oder Religion. Alle Menschen sind mit Würde und Respekt zu behandeln und dürfen in der Ausführung ihrer Pflichten und Aufgaben nicht ungebührlich gestört werden.

2.4 Die Beschäftigten dürfen nicht aus Loyalität zum Unternehmen oder aufgrund des Wunsches, dem Unternehmen zu nutzen, gegen geltende Gesetze oder die internen Regeln und Richtlinien des Unternehmens verstoßen.

3. Regeln für gute Sitten


3.1 Werte des Unternehmens

3.1.1 Das Unternehmen ist der Überzeugung, dass für die einzelnen Unternehmensteile und für die Gesellschaft in der jeweiligen Region ein höherer Nutzen entsteht, wenn die Betriebe vor Ort ihren Standort durch Entscheidungsbefugnisse und Eigentum mitgestalten.

3.1.2 Das Unternehmen ist bemüht, durch einen zuverlässigen Geschäftsbetrieb, strenge Disziplin, die Priorisierung von Qualitätslösungen, kalkulierbare Liefermuster und ein hohes Maß an Service ein verlässlicher Partner zu sein.

3.1.3 Das Unternehmen muss in allen Phasen mit einer gewissen Zügigkeit handeln. Dies bedeutet, Verpflichtungen in möglichst kurzer Zeit zu erfüllen, Beschlüsse rasch, jedoch auf der Grundlage fundierter Fakten zu fassen, Veränderungen zu akzeptieren, sich neuen Herausforderungen zu stellen und vorbeugend zu handeln.

3.1.4 Das Unternehmen muss Fertigkeiten in Produktentwicklung und Produktion sowie Führungskompetenzen nutzen und weiterentwickeln. Hier sind Professionalität und Best Practice Schlüsselfaktoren.

3.2 Regelungen und gesetzliche Bestimmungen

3.2.1 Das Unternehmen muss alle Gesetze und Verordnungen befolgen, die für die Tätigkeit des Unternehmens relevant sind. Jeder Beschäftigte ist persönlich dafür verantwortlich, die Auflagen und Restriktionen einzuhalten, die aus solchen Gesetzen und Verordnungen folgen.

3.3 Sicherheit, Gesundheits- und Umweltschutz

3.3.1 Die unternehmerische Tätigkeit ist in einer Weise zu betreiben, die die Sicherheit und Gesundheit der Beschäftigten, Kunden, der Öffentlichkeit und des Umfeldes in Übereinstimmung mit den geltenden Gesetzen und Verordnungen über Sicherheit, Gesundheits- und Umweltschutz wahrt, ebenso in einer Weise, die die Umwelt, das Personal und die Vermögenswerte des Unternehmens schützt. Alle Beschäftigten müssen in Übereinstimmung mit diesen Richtlinien auftreten. Abweichungen oder der Verdacht einer Abweichung von den Richtlinien müssen umgehend berichtet werden.

3.3.2 Das Unternehmen muss seine Arbeitsplätze professionell und positiv mit integrierendem Arbeitsumfeld gestalten.

3.3.3 Alle Beschäftigten müssen dazu beitragen, ein Arbeitsumfeld frei von Diskriminierung aufgrund von Religion, Hautfarbe, Geschlecht, sexueller Neigung, Alter, Staatsangehörigkeit, Rasse oder Behinderung zu schaffen.

3.3.4 Das Unternehmen billigt keinerlei Verhalten, das als entwürdigend oder bedrohlich aufgefasst werden kann.

3.4 Beziehung zu Kunden, Lieferanten und Mitbewerbern

3.4.1 Kunden muss kenntnisreich, mit Respekt und Verständnis begegnet werden.

3.4.2 Lieferanten sind auf redliche, professionelle Weise zu behandeln.

3.4.3 Das Unternehmen wünscht einen gerechten, offenen Wettbewerb in allen Märkten, sowohl innerhalb als auch außerhalb der Landesgrenzen. Unter keinen Umständen dürfen das Unternehmen oder Beschäftigte des Unternehmens sich an Handlungen beteiligen, die dem geltenden Wettbewerbsrecht widersprechen. Beschäftigte, die Fragen zu bestimmten Transaktionen haben, die den Wettbewerb eventuell behindern können, oder den Verdacht eines Verstoßes gegen das geltende Wettbewerbsrecht haben, sollten sich mit ihren nächsten Vorgesetzten, der Konzernleitung oder dem Aufsichtsrat ins Benehmen setzen.

3.4.4 Das Unternehmen lehnt jegliche Form von Korruption (Bestechung, Schmieren etc.) mit Nachdruck ab. Kein Beschäftigter des Unternehmens darf Bestechungen, unerlaubte oder unpassende Geschenke oder andere unrechtmäßige Vorteile oder Vergütungen zur Erlangung von geschäftlichen oder sonstigen persönlichen Vorteilen direkt oder indirekt anbieten, versprechen, leisten oder empfangen.

3.5 Geldwäsche

3.5.1 Das Unternehmen widersetzt sich mit Nachdruck jeglicher Form von Geldwäsche. Es wird die erforderlichen Maßnahmen treffen, um zu verhindern, dass die von ihm vorgenommenen finanziellen Transaktionen von anderen zur Geldwäsche genutzt werden. Beschäftigte, die den Verdacht eines Verstoßes gegen das geltende Geldwäschegesetz haben, sollten sich mit ihren nächsten Vorgesetzten, der Konzernleitung oder dem Aufsichtsrat ins Benehmen setzen.

3.6 Loyalität und Interessenskonflikte

3.6.1 Das Unternehmen fordert von seinen Beschäftigten Loyalität. Die Beschäftigten müssen von Handlungen Abstand nehmen und frei von Interessen sein, die die Durchführung der Aufgaben, für die sie angestellt wurden, in objektiver und effektiver Weise erschweren.

3.6.2 Der einzelne Beschäftigte muss seine nächsten Vorgesetzten, die Konzernleitung oder den Aufsichtsrat über Situationen informieren, in denen er ein wesentliches direktes oder indirektes Interesse an einer Transaktion oder an einem anderen Umstand hinsichtlich des Unternehmens hat.

3.6.3 Interessenskonflikte sollten vermieden werden. Sofern ein Interessenskonflikt entsteht, muss jeder einzelne Beschäftigte die Situation bewerten und seinen nächsten Vorgesetzten über seine Parteilichkeit oder seinen Interessenskonflikt informieren. Situationen, die Interessenskonflikte beinhalten, können Kunden, Lieferanten, heutige oder künftige Beschäftigte, Wettbewerber, andere Partner oder weitere Akteure betreffen.

3.6.4 Die Beschäftigten sind verpflichtet, die legitimen Interessen des Unternehmens zu fördern, wenn sie Gelegenheit dazu haben. Die Beschäftigten dürfen Möglichkeiten, die sie bei der Nutzung von Betriebseigentum, Informationen oder bei der Ausübung ihrer Tätigkeit im Betrieb entdecken, nicht für sich persönlich nutzen.

3.7 Vertraulichkeit und Schweigepflicht

3.7.1 Es ist von hoher Bedeutung, dass der einzelne Beschäftigte die Schweigepflicht bezogen auf Informationen hinsichtlich des Unternehmens wahrt. Die Beschäftigten haben Zugang zu vertraulichen, der Schweigepflicht unterliegenden Informationen über die Tätigkeit des Unternehmens, über Kunden und Lieferanten. Der Schweigepflicht unterliegende Informationen umfassen unter anderem nicht öffentliche Daten über die Tätigkeit des Unternehmens, finanzielle Ergebnisse und Perspektiven sowie mögliche Gesellschaftstransaktionen. Die Beschäftigten haben das Schweigegebot hinsichtlich solcher Informationen sowohl während als auch nach ihrem Arbeitsverhältnis einzuhalten und dürfen mit Schweigepflicht belegte Informationen nicht nutzen, weitervermitteln oder mitteilen, außer dies geschieht in Ausübung der Stellung des Beschäftigten. Es kann für das Unternehmen und den betreffenden Beschäftigten schwerwiegende Konsequenzen haben, wenn vertrauliche Informationen ohne Genehmigung weitergegeben werden.

3.7.2 Die Behandlung von persönlichen Daten durch das Unternehmen muss mit der Vorsicht und dem Bewusstsein erfolgen, die entsprechend der Gesetze und Verordnungen geboten sind, die für möglicherweise sensible Daten relevant sind, unabhängig davon, ob die Informationen Kunden, Beschäftigte oder andere Personen betreffen. Die Behandlung persönlicher Daten sollte sich auf das notwendige Maß beschränken, das für den Betrieb des Unternehmens, für eine effektive Kundenabwicklung, für relevante Marktaktivitäten und eine korrekte Personalverwaltung erforderlich ist.

3.8 Korrekte Nutzung des Eigentums des Unternehmens

Das Eigentum des Unternehmens darf nur für erlaubte Geschäftszwecke genutzt werden und nur von Beschäftigten mit Befugnis oder Personen, die von diesen ausgewählt wurden. Dies gilt für materielle Vermögensgegenstände (z.B. Büroausstattung, Telefon, Kopierer etc.) ebenso wie für immaterielle Vermögenswerte (z.B. Geschäftsgeheimnisse oder der Schweigepflicht unterliegende Informationen). Die Beschäftigten sind verantwortlich für den Schutz des Eigentums vor Diebstahl und Verlust und die Überwachung der effektiven Nutzung. Diebstahl, Unvorsichtigkeit und Verschwendung wirken sich direkt auf die Wirtschaftlichkeit des Unternehmens aus. Falls einem Beschäftigten Fälle von Diebstahl, Verschwendung oder Missbrauch von Unternehmenseigentum bekannt werden, muss der Betreffende dies seinem Vorgesetzten oder einem Aufsichtsratsmitglied mitteilen.

3.9 Betäubungsmittel und Alkohol

Die Richtlinien des Unternehmens verbieten es, auf dem Unternehmensgelände dem norwegischen Betäubungsmittelgesetz unterliegende Stoffe unerlaubt zu nutzen, verkaufen, kaufen, übertragen, besitzen oder zu verbrauchen, ausgenommen ist die ärztlich verschriebene, medizinische Nutzung. Die Richtlinien des Unternehmens verbieten es ebenfalls, auf dem Unternehmensgelände alkoholhaltige Getränke zu nutzen, verkaufen, kaufen, übertragen oder zu besitzen, außer dies beruht auf einer Genehmigung des Unternehmens. Das Unternehmen hat entsprechend diesen Richtlinien die geltenden Gesetze und Verordnungen betreffend der Nutzung von Alkohol und anderen dem norwegischen Betäubungsmittelgesetz unterliegenden Stoffen einzuhalten.

3.10 Kommunikation nach außen

Nur spezifisch ausgewählten Beschäftigten ist es erlaubt, mit Medien, Analytikern und Investoren über das Unternehmen zu diskutieren. Alle Anfragen von Aufsichtsbehörden oder staatlichen Vertretern sind an den betreffenden Vorgesetzten zu verweisen. Beschäftigte, die im Rahmen ihrer Stellung mit Medien in Berührung kommen, dürfen keine Gerüchte oder Spekulationen über die Aktivitäten des Unternehmens kommentieren.

3.11 Handel mit Wertpapieren

3.11.1 Beschäftigte und deren Familienmitglieder dürfen keine Aktien oder andere Wertpapiere kaufen oder verkaufen oder Ratschläge zum Handel mit Wertpapieren erteilen, sofern dies auf Insiderinformationen zu derartigen Wertpapieren beruht, hierunter Gesellschaftsaktien sowie Aktien von Gesellschaften, die Kunden, Lieferanten oder Partner des Unternehmens sind.

3.11.2  «Insiderinformationen» sind Informationen, die den Kurs der Aktien des Unternehmens oder der Aktien anderer börsennotierter Gesellschaften spürbar beeinflussen können. Sofern der Beschäftigte Zweifel hat, ob er im Besitz von Insiderinformationen ist, sollte er mit seinem nächsten Vorgesetzten oder mit dem Vertreter des Unternehmens in Verbindung treten, der für die Bewertung von Situationen hinsichtlich eines möglichen Insiderhandels zuständig ist, zudem kann sich der Beschäftigte eventuell von einem Rechtsberater beraten lassen.

3.11.3 Mitglieder des Aufsichtsrates und der obersten Führungsebene sowie bestimmte weitere Personen unterliegen weiterreichenden Anforderungen hinsichtlich der Bestimmungen des Unternehmens über Insiderhandel.

3.12 Integrität von Unternehmensdokumenten

3.12.1 Alle geschäftlichen Dokumente, Kostenkonten, Belege, Rechnungen, Lohnlisten, Dienstjournale, Berichte an staatliche Organe und andere Berichte müssen die tatsächlichen Verhältnisse widerspiegeln.

3.13 Die Buchführung des Unternehmens ist aufmerksam und ehrlich zu führen und muss die Transaktionen des Unternehmens genau widerspiegeln. Alle Vermögenswerte sind entsprechend der beschlossenen Vorgehensweise des Unternehmens aufzuführen. Es dürfen keinerlei verborgene oder nicht in der Buchführung enthaltene Mittel oder Vermögenswerte zu irgendeinem Zweck angelegt werden.

3.14 Das Buchführungspersonal des Unternehmens muss den externen Wirtschaftsprüfern und dem Aufsichtsrat alle Informationen offenlegen, die diese anfordern. Kein Beschäftigter darf Handlungen mit dem Ziel einer unredlichen Beeinflussung, des Zwangs, der Manipulation oder der Irreführung der externen Wirtschaftsprüfer, die in die Wirtschaftsprüfung oder Kontrolle der Buchführung des Unternehmens involviert sind, selbst vornehmen, andere hierzu beauftragen oder derartige Handlung bei anderen zulassen, und kein Beschäftigter darf es unterlassen, eine wesentlich falsche oder irreführende Buchführung oder Dokumentation zu korrigieren, um eine wesentlich irreführende Buchführung zu erreichen.   

4. Meldung von Regelverstößen


Beschäftigte, die Zeuge einer Situation sind, bei der sie den Verdacht eines Richtlinienverstoßes haben, oder denen eine solche Situation bekannt wird, sind verpflichtet, ihre nächsten Vorgesetzten, die Konzernleitung oder ein Aufsichtsratsmitglied hierüber zu unterrichten, sofern die Richtlinien keine anderweitigen Anweisungen geben. Regelverstöße, in die ein leitender Mitarbeiter involviert ist, sind direkt einem Aufsichtsratsmitglied zu berichten. Wird ein leitender Mitarbeiter über einen Richtlinienverstoß informiert, ist er dafür verantwortlich, die Situation in Abstimmung mit einem Aufsichtsratsmitglied zu behandeln. Sofern ein Beschäftigter, der einen Richtlinienverstoß weitergeleitet hat, anonym bleiben möchte, ist das angemessen Erwartbare zu unternehmen, um die Identität des Beschäftigten vertraulich zu halten. Alle Mitteilungen sind ernst zu nehmen und Berichte über Richtlinienverstöße sind falls nötig näher zu untersuchen. Das Unternehmen darf keine Repressalien gegen Beschäftigte richten oder derartige Repressalien zulassen, die in gutem Glauben über eine Situation berichtet haben.