Accelerated bookbuilt offering of up to 4,657,365 existing shares in DFDS A/S

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Maersk 2017

Accelerated bookbuilt offering of up to 4,657,365 existing shares in DFDS A/S

A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S announces the launch of an accelerated bookbuilt offering, of up to its total holding, of 4,657,365 shares equivalent to 31.3% of the total issued shares in DFDS A/S (the “Transaction”). Danske Bank A/S and Nordea Markets are acting as joint bookrunners in the Transaction.

”As we have said earlier, we have been interested in selling our stake in DFDS, when the timing was right. This is in line with our continued portfolio optimization,” says Group CFO Trond Westlie.

Bookbuilding will commence immediately and it is anticipated that books will close 5 September 2013. A further announcement will be made following completion of the bookbuilding and pricing of the Transaction.

In connection with the Transaction DFDS A/S and the Lauritzen Foundation have committed to buy 1,782,730 shares and 300,000 shares respectively, which corresponds to a total commitment of 2,082,730 shares.

DFDS A/S has informed A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S that shares bought by DFDS A/S will be cancelled.

Further information: Henrik Lund, Head of Investor Relations, +45 3363 3106

This announcement is for information purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale, of the securities referred to herein in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan or any other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

The securities referred to herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from United States registration requirements. There is no intention to register any part of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.

With respect to the member states of the European Economic Area which have implemented Directive 2003/71/ec (and amendments thereto, including directive 2010/73/eu) (the “Prospectus Directive”) (each a “Relevant Member State”), no action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make an offer to the public of the securities referred to herein requiring a publication of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. As a result, these securities may only be offered or sold in any Relevant Member state pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Directive.

This announcement is only addressed to, and directed at, persons in Member States of the European Economic Area who are “qualified investors” within the meaning of article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive (“Qualified Investors”). In the United Kingdom, this announcement is directed only at, Qualified Investors (i) who are persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in article 19(5) of the financial services and markets act 2000 (financial promotion) order 2005, as

Amended (the "Order"), or (ii) persons who are high net worth entities falling within article 49(2) of the Order, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated. In Denmark, this press release is directed only at persons who are Qualified Investors.

Louise Münter

Louise Münter

Head of Corporate Communication, Energy division


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