Press release RESULTS IMPACTED BY LEGACY ISSUES; GOOD UNDERLYING PERFORMANCE & PROGRESS 14 February 2013 As in 2011, the 2012 results are overshadowed by the impact of impairments and provisions for two legacy projects, which hide the good underlying performance in the core FPSO business. Despite falling short of expectations, revenues were up 17.1% on 2011 at a record $3.7 billion, while underlying EBIT margins were in line with or above expectations. Consistent with the core FPSO strategy announced in 2012, GustoMSC was divested in the fourth quarter. Record financing levels were achieved, notably with the $1.1 billion project loan for Ilhabela, and the $ 500 million US Private Placement for Anchieta. In December, the Company moved further towards a solution of the Yme MOPUstor(TM) legacy project and restored the balance sheet through an equity injection by cornerstone investor HAL. Order intake was slow, in line with the industry, as a consequence of delays in contract awards. Commenting on the results, Bruno Chabas, CEO of SBM Offshore, said: "For SBM Offshore, 2012 was tougher than we had expected. Even so, we made significant progress toward unlocking the outstanding potential of our Company. In vital respects, such as strategy, structure, ways of working, increased compliance focus and a renewed management team, SBM is being transformed. As we move towards closure of our legacy projects, I am convinced that the quality of performance being delivered by so many colleagues across the Company will begin to manifest itself in our financial results."  Financial highlights  · Turnover increased by 17.1 % to US$ 3,695 million in 2012, and underlying EBIT by 6.4% to US$ 550 million.  · Exceptional items:    § book gains of US$ 128 million following the sale of Gusto MSC and the Dynamic Installer    § US$ 200 million settlement costs provision for YME    § full impairment of US$ 398 million on the Yme MOPUstor(TM)    § additional impairment of US$ 29 million for the Deep Panuke platform · The Company ended the year with US$ 748 million in cash, an additional US$ 750 million undrawn credit facility and  a resulting net debt position of US$ 1,783 million, reflecting strong liquidity. +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |US$ million  FY 2012  FY 2011 Change | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |Turnover          3,695 3,157       17% | +---------------------------- | |EBIT before impairments, | |provisions and divestments             550    516 6% | +---------------------------- | |EBIT after impairments, | |provisions and divestments             51 (341) n.m. | +---------------------------- | |Net Profit / (Loss)             (75) (441) n.m. | +---------------------------- | |Investments in fixed assets | |and finance leases 1,235 1,413 -13% | +---------------------------- | |Operating cashflow 1,144 1,158 -1% | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |   FY 2012  FY 2011 Change | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |Order Portfolio  14,538 16,910 -14% | +---------------------------- | |Cash 748 165 n.m. | +---------------------------- | |Net Debt 1,783 1,959 -9% | +---------------------------- | |Solvency ratio 27.1% 30.0% -10% | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ Further financial information is provided in the Financial Review section and the Consolidated Financial Statements as included  in this press release Financial outlook Despite the remaining uncertainty over the financial impact of the legacy projects, the Company is confident in the continued growth of its core FPSO business, and expects to achieve revenue of approximately $4 billion in 2013. For further information, please contact: Investor Relations Sebastiaan de Ronde Bresser Investor Relations Officer Telephone: (+377) 92 05 85 15 Mobile: (+33) 643 919 312 E-mail: Website: Media Relations Anne Guerin-Moens Group Communications Director Telephone: (+377) 92 05 30 83 Mobile: (+377) 680 863 691 E-mail: Website: To see the full version of this press release please click on the link below: SBM Offshore press release: 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: SBM Offshore N.V. via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1678108]