Kværner ASA: Kvaerner reaches settlement agreements with Longview Power, LLC and others

4 January 2015 - Kvaerner North American Construction Inc. (a subsidiary of Kvaerner) has executed agreements with each of Longview Power, LLC, Siemens Energy Inc. and others regarding the disputes between them in both the arbitration proceedings concerning the Longview Project and the subsequent bankruptcy cases of Longview Power, LLC. Under the agreements, Kvaerner North American Construction Inc. will receive an aggregate amount of USD 48 million from various parties. In consideration, Kvaerner North American Construction Inc. will settle certain claims and release the Mechanics' Liens filed against the Longview power plant properties in Maidsville, West Virginia, and will waive all objections in the ongoing Longview Power, LLC bankruptcy proceedings.

The settlement is subject to approval in the bankruptcy proceedings. The approval is expected to take place in January 2015 with the receipt of the above-referenced amounts anticipated to occur in February 2015.

The financial effects of the agreement will be recognised in Kvaerner's first quarter 2015 accounts.  The main financial effects will be reduction of retained assets in the group's balance sheet of USD 48 million. The agreements, upon approval, significantly reduce Kvaerner's uncertainty regarding the final financial outcome of the arbitration and resolve all counterclaims from Longview Power, LLC.

Kvaerner North American Construction Inc. will continue the arbitration proceedings against Amec Foster Wheeler North America Corp. This process is expected to continue until third quarter 2015.

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For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations:
Ingrid Aarsnes, SVP Investor Relations & Communications, Kvaerner, Tel: +47 67 59 50 46, Mob: +47 950 38 364

Media: Torbjørn Andersen, VP Communications, Kvaerner, Mob: +47 928 85 542, email: torbjorn.andersen@kvaerner.com

About Kvaerner:
Kvaerner is a leading provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, and delivers offshore installations and onshore plants for upstream oil and gas production around the world. Kværner ASA, through its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Kvaerner"), is an international contractor and preferred partner for oil and gas operators and other engineering and fabrication contractors. Kvaerner and its approximately 3 000 HSSE-focused and experienced employees are recognized for delivering some of the world's most amazing and demanding projects.

In 2013, the Kvaerner group had consolidated annual revenues of close to NOK 13 billion and the company reported an order backlog at 30 September of NOK 19.4 billion. Kvaerner is publicly listed with the ticker "KVAER" at the Oslo Stock Exchange. For further information, please visit www.kvaerner.com.

 
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.