Directed new share issue in Aker Exploration ASA (NO) — NOK 1.37 billion

Carnegie acted as sole manager in the directed new share issue and a convertible bond issue in Aker Exploration ASA. The price per share was set at NOK 61. Aker Exploration is a pure play exploration company trading Rig Capacity for License interests on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The Aker Group is a worldwide supplier of technology-based products and advanced, integrated solutions for customers in oil, gas, energy, and process industries.December, 2006.