DNO in Q3 2011: Continued good profit and solid cash position

DNO International ASA is reporting net profit of NOK 299 million for the third quarter of 2011 versus a loss of NOK 146 million in the same quarter 2010. The strong result is affected by a net positive finance of NOK 301 million in this quarter.

In the third quarter the Company delivered a Working Interest production of 36,773 bopd, up from 24,956 bopd in the same period last year.

"I am very pleased with our achievements so far this year. We have reached new milestones in our operations and our financial position is stronger than ever", says Helge Eide, Managing Director of DNO International ASA.

As previously reported; in September DNO received USD 60 million as the second payment related to exports from the Tawke field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The payment has not been recognized as revenue but booked as a prepayment, because the IFSR revenue recognition requirement is not fulfilled.

NOK million
Q3 2011
(Pro forma*)

Q3 2011
Q3 2010
YTD 2011
YTD 2010
Gross profit273.352.3221.4624.7475.8
Net profit520.3299.3-145.7450.1-252.0
Cash position1,969.41,969.4936.21,969.4936.2

*) Pro forma figures assuming USD 60 million included in revenues

On 3 September, the boards of directors of DNO International ASA and RAK Petroleum PCL agreed to merge RAK's MENA operating companies into DNO. The shareholders of both companies have approved the merger and the transaction is expected to close in January 2012 following the mandatory two months creditor notification period.

"The enlarged and combined Enterprise is well positioned to grow into a significant larger E & P Company in the MENA region, and through that create additional values for our shareholders", says Helge Eide.

For fore information see the attached quarterly report.

DNO will hold a presentation at the Oslo Konserthus today at 08:00 CET. The presentation can be viewed as a webcast on DNO's website www.dno.no.

Oslo, 9 November 2011

DNO International ASA
Corporate Communications

For more information:
Media: Communication Director Tom Bratlie, phone: +47 905 21 904
Financial Market: CFO Haakon Sandborg, phone +47 23 23 84 80

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