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BW Offshore: BW Offshore successfully completed USD 800 million bank loan

2014-08-05 07:30:00
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BWO XOSL Norway Oslo

BW Offshore has signed the facility documentation for the new USD 800 million

ten year senior secured credit facility for the Catcher FPSO project. The

facility is a combined construction and long term financing facility. The credit

facility was substantially oversubscribed by a group of 13 leading international


The Equity Ratio covenant (equity to total assets) in the Catcher facility is

25%, in line with BW Offshore's three bond loans. BW Offshore has also received

consent from all lenders to amend the Equity Ratio covenant for the remaining

bank loans from 30% to 25% in alignment with the Catcher facility. The other

main covenants remain unchanged.

For further information, please contact:

Knut R. S?thre, CFO, +47 9111 7876

Kristian Flaten, Vice President IR and Corporate Finance, +47 9509 2322

About BW Offshore:

BW Offshore is a leading global provider of floating production services to the

oil and gas industry. BW Offshore is the world's second largest contractor with

a fleet of 14 FPSOs and 1 FSO represented in all major oil regions world-wide.

The company also operates additional 2 FPSOs. BW Offshore has a long track

record on project execution and operations, as well as a robust balance sheet

and strong financial capabilities. In more than 30 years of operation, BW

Offshore has executed 38 FPSO and FSO projects. The company is listed on the

Oslo Stock Exchange. Further information is also available on www.bwoffshore.com

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section

5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

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