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April 12, 2018

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Shipowning group Danish DFDS will buy the company of Turkish navigation U.N. Ro-Ro

98.8% of the capital will be yielded by the societies of private Turkish equities Actera and Esas for 950 million euros

Shipowning group Danish DFDS has announced today an expansion of own presence in the Mediterranean, market in which is present single with a marine line between France and Tunisia, that it will happen with the acquisition of Turkish company U.N. Ro-Ro. This last one, with a fleet of 12 ships ro-ro, work services of line between the Turkish ports of Pendik, Ambarli and Mersin and the Italian ports of Trieste and Bari, the Greek port of Patrasso and the French port of Tolone. Moreover the Turkish company, that it has 500 dependent, manages harbour terminals in the ports of Pendik, Istanbul and Trieste, this last through acquired Samer Terminal in the 2013 and Terminal Fruit Trieste (TFT) acquired in 2016, and work intermodal services for the main European markets. From part its DFDS, beyond operating a wide net of logistic services and terrestrial transport, has an extended Network of marine services for the transport of rotabili, container and passengers distributed mainly between the Sea of the North, the Baltic Sea and long the Atlantic coast of Europe.

The unexpected agreement which signed from the parts previews that DFDS acquires 98.8% of the capital of the U.N. Ro-Ro that will be yielded for total 950 million euros from the societies of private Turkish equities Actera and Esas, that they have bought the company of navigation and logistics in 2014.

"The economy of Turkey - it has emphasized the president and managing director of the DFDS, Niels Smedegaard - is between greater the 18 of the world. The traffics with the European Union are absolutely dynamic. From when U.N. Ro-Ro is founded in 1994, the marine traffics have continued to conquer market shares to the street transport that is hindered by the congestion, the controls to the frontiers and the customs formalities. Today - it has specified Smedegaard - 55% of the commerce happen by sea and the continuous quota to grow, and last not to benefit any it is the U.N. Ro-Ro that is the main operator in this market".

"The management of ships ro-ro and harbour terminals that enliven an elevated number of destined not accompanied towings and of container to being loaded on trains in the ports - it has continued Smedegaard - is activities very similar to those carrying out from DFDS in the Sea of the North. So also the goods transported: machinery, members of car, vehicles, electronics, computers, producing in plastic, woven, apparel, feed, yield, drinks and others". Moreover Semedegaard has evidenced that DFDS has informality also with the ships of the Turkish company as they have been all constructed by the German ship yard Flensburg Shipyard where also DFDS has constructed similar ships, modern and efficient.

Moreover - it has added to the president and CEO of DFDS - "U.N. Ro-Ro is a company that produces remarkable profits and is sure that the union of the forces will create entusiasmanti new opportunity as we will be able to expand the services to new customers and to join the two commercial organizations".

"We are enthusiastic - the U.N managing director has declared. Ro-Ro, Selçuk Boztepe - to become a member it I widen Network of transports of the DFDS. We consider in particular that, thanks to this transaction, our customers and employee ours will benefit of a meaningful added value.

According to the forecasts, the transaction will be capacity to term within the next june. U.N. Ro-Ro has specified that, after the completion of the acquisition, the fleet of the companies will continue to fly the flag of Turkey.

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