Teekay Corporation

Teekay Corporation

July 09, 2008 16:26 ET

Teekay Announces Acquisition of Remaining Shares of Teekay Petrojarl ASA

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - Teekay Corporation (Teekay) (NYSE:TK) today announced that it has, through its wholly owned subsidiary, TPO Investments AS (TPO Investments), exercised its right to effect the compulsory acquisition pursuant to Section 4-25 of the Norwegian Public Limited Liability Companies Act of all of Teekay Petrojarl ASA's (Teekay Petrojarl) shares not previously owned by Teekay. Pursuant to this process, TPO Investments automatically has become the owner of all shares of Teekay Petrojarl. Teekay has announced that it will offer a redemption price for the previously outstanding shares of NOK 59 per share. The aggregate redemption amount is deposited in a designated bank account with DnBNOR ASA in accordance with the Norwegian Public Limited Liability Companies Act Section 4-25 (5).

Mr. Moller, Teekay's President and CEO, said, "We are pleased to have acquired the remaining shares of Teekay Petrojarl. The compulsory acquisition effected today marks the successful conclusion of our bid to acquire the leading operator of floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) assets in the North Sea. Our ownership of 100% of Teekay Petrojarl will now provide us with additional flexibility to move suitable FPSO assets into Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE:TOO), and provides us with an excellent platform to continue to pursue additional FPSO opportunities in the rapidly growing offshore sector."

Teekay initially entered into a joint venture agreement in February 2006 with the then parent company of Petrojarl ASA (as it was then named) to jointly pursue FPSO projects and by August 2006 had acquired more than 40% of the shares of Petrojarl ASA (OSE:PETRO). Following the completion of a mandatory offer in October 2006, TPO Investments held 63.2% of the shares in the company and it was renamed "Teekay Petrojarl ASA". On June 20, 2008, TPO Investments purchased an additional 22,603,832 shares from Prosafe Production at a price of NOK 59 per share, increasing its total ownership in Teekay Petrojarl to 94.81%.

About Teekay

Teekay Corporation transports more than 10 percent of the world's seaborne oil, has built a significant presence in the liquefied natural gas shipping sector through its publicly-listed subsidiary, Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE:TGP), is further growing its operations in the offshore oil production, storage and transportation sector through its publicly-listed subsidiary, Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE:TOO), and continues to expand its conventional tanker business through its publicly-listed subsidiary, Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:TNK). With a fleet of approximately 200 vessels, offices in 22 countries and 6,400 seagoing and shore-based employees, Teekay provides a comprehensive set of marine services to the world's leading oil and gas companies, helping them seamlessly link their upstream energy production to their downstream processing operations. Teekay's reputation for safety, quality and innovation has earned it a position with its customers as The Marine Midstream Company.

Teekay's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange where it trades under the symbol "TK".

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) which reflect management's current views with respect to certain future events and performance, including statements regarding possible transfers of FPSO assets to Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. and Teekay's pursuit of additional FPSO opportunities. Teekay expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Teekay's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

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