Oddvard Nilsen, Chairman of the Board BKK AS, Atle Neteland, CEO BKK AS og Steinar Bysveen, Executive Vice President, Generation and Industrial Ownership Statkraft AS
(Bergen/Oslo 25 January 2013) Bergenshalvøens Kommunale Kraftselskap AS (BKK), Statkraft AS, Haugaland Kraft AS, Sunnhordland Kraftlag AS and Sognekraft AS have signed a letter of intent to make changes in the ownership structure of BKK and power plants in Western Norway.
The parties will work to implement a transaction that will entail swapping substantial assets.
This will also entail that Statkraft ceases to be a shareholder in BKK.
The parties emphasise that such a transaction will facilitate sound industrial and financial development and growth for BKK, while ensuring public-sector control and regional connection and management of BKK.
BKK is one of Norway's largest companies within generation, wholesale trading and transport of electricity. BKK is currently owned by Statkraft with 49.9%, Bergen municipality with 37.75% and 16 other rural municipalities with the remaining 12.35%.
For more detailed information:
Tonny Nundal, Executive Vice President Communication. Tel.: +47 90 59 58 45
Knut Fjerdingstad, Spokesman, Tel.: +47 90 18 63 10
Magne Heimvik, CEO. Tel.: +47 97 55 60 65
Olav Linga, Managing Director. Tel.: +47 91 16 13 24
Terje Bakke Nævdal, Managing Director tel.: +47 91 18 10 56