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Offer period for Revus shareholders ends today

Wintershall offering NOK 110 in cash per share
Attractive premium of 145 per cent above the share price before the announcement of the offer
Kassel. Today (Friday, 5 December 2008) at 24:00 CET the offer period for the voluntary offer by Wintershall Norwegen Explorations- und Produktions- GmbH from 6 November 2008 for all the shares of Revus Energy ASA, Stavanger, Norway, ends. Revus’s shareholders who have so far not tendered their shares can accept Wintershall’s offer until today, Friday, 5 December 2008 (24:00 CET). The wholly owned BASF subsidiary Wintershall is offering to pay NOK 110 cash per share. 

The offer represents a premium of 145 per cent compared to the closing share price on the last trading day prior to Wintershall's public announcement of the offer and a premium of 44 per cent to the six and twelve month average closing prices ending 24 October 2008. The offer by Wintershall also includes a 16 per cent premium on the all-time-high price of the Revus share of NOK 95 before the announcement of the offer.

The offer document can be ordered from the receiving agent, the Nordea Bank Norge ASA, by calling +47 22 48 62 62 or by sending an e-mail to

Wintershall, based in Kassel, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF in Ludwigshafen. The company has been active in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas for over 75 years. Wintershall focuses on selected core regions, where the company has built up a high level of regional and technological expertise. These are Europe, North Africa, South America, as well as Russia and the Caspian Sea region. Today the company is Germany’s largest producer of crude oil and natural gas and with its subsidiary, WINGAS, it is also an important gas supplier on the German and European market.


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Contact: Dr. Andreas Priefler

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