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CEO Torger Rød ringer i børsbjella

16. februar 2022

Noteres på Oslo Børs med over 19 000 nye aksjonærer

Vår Energi ønsker over 19 000 nye aksjonærer velkommen når selskapets aksjer kan handles på Oslo Børs fra klokken 09.00, 16. februar, etter et nedsalg fra selskapets to hovedeiere, Eni S.p.A. og HitecVision.

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Plasseringen var flere ganger overtegnet som følge av stor interesse fra institusjonelle investorer i Europa, USA og Asia, så vel som fra privatinvestorer i Norden og ansatte i Vår Energi.

En børsnotering er et naturlig neste steg for Vår Energi i arbeidet med å realisere vårt fulle potensial som et ledende olje- og gasselskap på den attraktive norske kontinentalsokkelen. Med våre erfarne og kunnskapsrike ansatte samt vår robuste og diversifiserte felt-portefølje er vi posisjonert for verdi-drevet vekst og til å skape betydelige verdier for våre interessenter i årene som kommer. Vi har satt ambisiøse vekstmål og vår kontantstrøm og solide balanse støtter opp om attraktiv avkastning for våre aksjonærer, sier Toger Rød, CEO i Vår Energi.

Kort om plasseringen

Tegningskurs ble 28 kroner per aksje i plasseringen, som tilsvarer en markedsverdi på Vår Energi på 70 milliarder kroner. Det ble totalt allokert 316,25 millioner aksjer i plasseringen inkludert tilretteleggernes opsjon for overtildeling. Dette tilsvarer en transaksjonsverdi på 8,9 milliarder kroner.

Fri flyt i Vår Energi etter notering vil være 12,67% dersom tilretteleggerne ikke gjennomfører kursstabiliserende tiltak og 11,02% dersom kursstabiliserende tiltak blir gjennomført. Eni og HitecVision vil etter at plasseringen er gjennomført eie respektive 64,34% og 24,64% av Vår Energi før effekten av eventuelle kursstabiliserende tiltak.

Rådgivere

DNB Markets, en del av DNB Bank ASA, J.P. Morgan SE., Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc og SpareBank 1 Markets AS er engasjert som Joint Global Coordinators og Joint Bookrunners for transaksjonen, og ABG Sundal Collier ASA, BofA Securities Europe SA, Carnegie AS, Jefferies GmbH and Pareto Securities AS er Joint Bookrunners (samlet “Managers“).

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS er norsk juridisk rådgiver for selskapet og Latham & Watkins (London) LLP er juridisk rådgiver for selskapet relatert til U.S. federal og New York state lovgivning. Advokatfirmaet BAHR AS er norsk juridisk rådgiver for Managers, og Linklaters LLP er internasjonal juridisk rådgiver for Managers. Crux Advisers AS er kommunikasjons- og investor relations rådgiver.  

Om Vår Energi ASA

Vår Energi er et ledende uavhengig olje- og gasselskap på norsk kontinentalsokkel (NKS). I Vår Energi jobber vi for en bedre fremtid gjennom ansvarlig verdi-drevet vekst basert på over 50 år med drift på norsk sokkel, en robust og diversifisert portefølje med pågående utviklingsprosjekter, og en lang historie av vellykket leting. Vår ambisjon er å være den sikreste operatøren på NKS, den foretrukne partneren, en leder innen bærekraft og en netto null-utslipps produsent (Scope 1 og 2) innen 2030.

Vår Energi har mer enn 900 ansatte og eierandeler i 36 produserende felt med en dagsproduksjon på 247 000 fat oljeekvivalenter per tredje kvartal 2021. Vi har hovedkvarter rett utenfor Stavanger, og kontorer i Oslo og Hammerfest.  For å lære mer, vennligst besøk varenergi.no.

Mer informasjon:

Investor relations
Ida Marie Fjellheim, Head of IR
+47 90509291
ida.fjellheim@varenergi.no

Media
Andreas Wulff, Direktør kommunikasjon og samfunnskontakt
+47 92616759
andreas.wulff@varenergi.no

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This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities of Vår Energi ASA (the “Company”). The contents of this announcement have been prepared by and are the sole responsibility of the Company. The information contained in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. No reliance may be placed by any person for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its accuracy, fairness or completeness.

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Any offering of the securities referred to in this announcement will be made by means of a prospectus. This announcement is not a prospectus for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market, and repealing Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any related implementing and delegated regulations, the “Prospectus Regulation”). Investors should not invest in any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the aforementioned prospectus.

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The securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and accordingly may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in accordance with applicable U.S. state securities laws. The Company does not intend to register any offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.

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In connection with the IPO, the Managers and their respective affiliates may take up a portion of the shares offered in the IPO as a principal position and in that capacity may retain, purchase, sell, offer to sell for their own accounts such shares and other securities of the Company or related investments in connection with the IPO or otherwise. In addition, the Managers and their respective affiliates may enter into financing arrangements (including swaps or contracts for differences) with investors in connection with which the Managers and their respective affiliates may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of shares of the Company. The Managers do not intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions, other than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligations to do so.

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