Cermaq joins Transparency International in Norway

(Oslo 2011.06.07) Cermaq supports Transparency International's global work against corruption and has thus joined the organization's National Chapter in Norway; Transparency International Norge. -         Corruption is present in all places, but to us awareness of corruption is seen as especially important as we now are starting operations in Vietnam, says CEO Geir Isaksen. Transparency International prepares the Corruption Perception Index measuring the perceived levels of corruption in 178 counties. For 2010 this index' results were: RANK         COUNTRY                   SCORE 1              Denmark                     9,3 4              Finland                       9,2 4              Sweden                      9,2 6                 Canada*                       8,9 10               Norway*                       8,6 20               United Kingdom*         7,6 21               Chile*                            7,2 22             US                            7,1 116             Vietnam*                      2,7 *countries where Cermaq has operations Cermaq practices zero-tolerance for corruption in all parts of its operations, and wants to strengthen its training efforts as well as the development of the company's anti corruption program by cooperating with Transparency International Norge. * It is important that Norwegian companies engage actively in the fight against corruption, and we look forward to a constructive cooperation with Cermaq, says Guro Slettemark, Secretary General in Transparency International Norge. For further information, contact: Lise Bergan, Director Corporate Affairs, Cermaq ASA Phone: +47 932 51 114, e-maillise.bergan@cermaq.com About Cermaq: The Cermaq group is an international company with operations withing fish farming, production of fish feed and research and development within aquaculture. Cermaq operates in Norway, Chile, Scotland and Canada, which are the four most important regions for farming of salmon and trout. The group is through the business area EWOS the world's second largest producer of fish feed for salmon and trout. The business area Mainstream is amongst the largest farmers of salmon and trout. The group achieved operative revenues of approximately NOK 10 billion for 2010. Cermaq is listed on Oslo Stoch Exchange with ticker CEQ. Home page:www.cermaq.com This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Cermaq ASA via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1521627]