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Oslo, Friday, January 27, 2012
Stock Exchange Notification
Blom ASA signs agreement to divest its Danish subsidiary Blominfo a/s

Blom ASA (Blom) has signed an agreement to divest its Danish subsidiary BlomInfo A/S to the Danish engineering and consulting company NIRAS A/S.

Blom will receive a consideration of DKK 19.4 million as compensation for the equity in BlomInfo A/S and working capital provided by Blom to BlomInfo A/S. After the completion date Blom may receive up to an additional DKK 4.5 million as further repayment of the working capital in BlomInfo A/S.

The transaction is expected to be completed within the end of next week.

The transaction comprises the activities of BlomInfo A/S in Denmark and certain projects for mapping and property registration carried out outside Denmark. The transaction does not comprise the shares hold by BlomInfo A/S in PT Blom Nusantara, Indonesia (95%), Blom Romania SRL, Romania (100%), Blom Bulgaria EODD, Bulgaria (100%), BlomInfo Polska Sp.zo.o., Poland (100%), Blom Kosova Shpk, Kosovo (100%) and BlomInfo Ukraine Ltd., Ukraine (51%), which ownership will remain with Blom.

BlomInfo A/S had 42 employees at 30. September 2011 and its Board and Management consisted of the following members:

Board of Directors:

Dirk Blaauw, Chairman of the Board

Simon Holse

Jannie Elisabeth Westermann

Gunnar Hirsti

Lars Bakklund

Management:

Kristian Skak Nielsen, General Manager

Jesper Rye Rasmussen - Market Manager

Niels Verner Pedersen - Head of Århus branch office

Laurids Rolighed Larsen - Key Account Manager

Claus Poetzsch - Director International Business

Vibeke Godvin Jensen - Finance Manager

The key financials (in NOK 1,000) of BlomInfo A/S are:

BlomInfo A/S  

             

( 1000 NOK)

             
               

P&L

 

 

YTD Q3 2011

2010

 

2009

               

Revenues

   

50 968

 

69 363

 

92 518

               

EBITDA

   

612

 

-10 622

 

792

               

Net result

   

-1 158

 

-13 405

 

-2 611

               
               

Balance (divested items)

 

YTD Q3 2011

2 010

 

2 009

               

Fixed assets

   

2 432

 

3 462

 

5 233

               

Current assets

   

44 975

 

44 432

 

54 550

               

Liabilities

   

18 359

 

23 173

 

23 948

In comparison, Blom Group in 2009, 2010 and YTD Q3 2011 reported revenue of NOK 736.9 million, NOK 619.2 million and NOK 376.3 million, respectively, and an Net Result of NOK -83.0 million, NOK - 565.0 million and NOK 61.8 million, respectively. Total assets of Blom Group in 2009, 2010 and YTD 2011 were NOK 1,413.6 million, NOK 808.3 million and NOK 846.8 respectively.

The Transaction does not trigger any success fee to the benefit of Board Member or Management in Blom ASA or BlomInfo A/S.

The transaction decreases the funding requirements and increases the liquidity reserves of Blom Group and reduces the operational and credit risk exposure of Blom Group in geographical areas which has proven to be challenging.

For further information please contact:

Dirk Blaauw, CEO Blom ASA, at tel: +47 22 13 19 23 or

Lars Bakklund, CFO Blom ASA, at tel: +47 22 13 19 34

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