Date: 13 February 2013

GC RIEBER SHIPPING - LONG TERM DEBT USD 43 MILLION


GC Rieber Shipping has signed an agreement with Handelsbanken for a secured loan of USD 43 million. The loan is amortizing and has a 5 year term.

The securities under the new loan also extend to the existing NOK 250 million facility with Handelsbanken, which matures in November 2013.

For further information, please contact:
CEO Irene Waage Basili, tel.: +47 55 60 68 67, or +47 90 09 86 88
CFO Einar Ytredal, tel.: +47 55 60 68 54, or +47 97 52 01 84

About GC Rieber Shipping:
GC Rieber Shipping's business within offshore/shipping includes ownership in specialized vessels, high quality marine ship management, project development and industrial portfolio management within the segments subsea, ice/support and marine seismic. The group has a unique competence in offshore operations in harsh environments as well as design, development and maritime operation of seismic vessels.
GC Rieber Shipping currently operates 16 advanced special purpose vessels for defined markets within the subsea, ice/support and marine seismic segments, of which 11 are owned by the company.
The company is headquartered in Bergen with ship management companies in Sevenoaks (UK) and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Russia). The company is listed on Oslo Bųrs with ticker RISH. Further information is available on the company's website www.gcrieber-shipping.no.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)