Equal Treatment of Shareholders and Transactions with Close Associates

The Company has one class of shares only and each share entitles the holder to one vote at the Company’s General Meetings. Transactions with close associates shall be on arm’s-length basis and always in compliance with the Norwegian Public Limited Liability Companies Act.

Pursuant to the Company’s Rules of Procedure for the Board of Directors, in the event of transactions which are not insignificant between the Company and its shareholders, Directors or Senior Management, the Board of Directors shall obtain a valuation from an independent third party. Directors, the CEO and members of the Senior Management shall notify the Board of Directors if they have a significant interest in an agreement entered into by the Company.