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SalMar - 2020 share-based incentive scheme for senior executives and key personnel

SalMar ASA
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In accordance with the authorization granted by the AGM on 3 June 2020, the board of directors of SalMar ASA has decided to establish a share-based incentive scheme (Restricted Share Unit Plan) for senior executives and key personnel employed by the company and its subsidiaries. The scheme encompasses up to 250 000 shares and has a duration of three years. The company's liability with respect to the scheme will be met through existing holdings of treasury shares. As of 17 December 2020, SalMar ASA holds 232 071 treasury shares.

The purpose of the share-based incentive scheme (RSUP) is to encourage employees to maintain a deep, long-term engagement in the company, through a further alignment of the employees' interests with those of other shareholders. Under the RSUP, participating individuals will be awarded shares to motivate them to contribute to the continued success and profitability of the company, as well as deliver outstanding results. The RSUP will also enhance SalMar's ability to attract and retain staff.

Under the RSUP, participants will receive, free of charge, Restricted Share Units (RSUs), which, if certain predefined performance criteria are met within an accrual period, will be released and transferred to them as shares. The RSUP comprises three accrual periods of one, two and three calendar years respectively, with 2020 being the first year. Each accrual period encompasses 1/3 of the total number of RSUs included in the scheme. One RSU gives a contingent entitlement to one share.

The following criteria determine the award of RSUs during each of the three accrual periods:

- Award of 1/3 of the RSUs is independent of any performance criteria
- Award of 1/3 of the RSUs depends on SalMar achieving a certain EBIT/kg more than other aquaculture companies listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange during the accrual period
- Award of 1/3 of the RSUs depends on SalMar's shares achieving a higher total shareholder return (TSR) than a defined group of comparable companies during the accrual period.

Accrual of RSUs under the scheme presumes that the individual is an employee of SalMar or a participating subsidiary. The total gain from released RSUs during one calendar year shall not exceed 100 per cent of the participant's basic salary. Under the scheme's rules, the number of RSUs will be adjusted in the event of a dividend payout in order to preserve, but not increase, the value of the RSU allocation.

The RSUP goes into effect on 17 December 2020 and encompasses senior executives and key personnel at SalMar and its subsidiaries. Restricted share units granted primary insiders 17 December 2020:

Frode Arntsen has received 2 259 RSUs in the Company
Roger Bekken has received 2 314 RSUs in the Company
Tonette Bjørgård has received 1 355 RSUs in the Company
Eva Haugen has received 1 356 RSUs in the Company
Håkon Husby has received 936 RSUs in the Company
Runar Sivertsen has received 936 RSUs in the Company
Ulrik Steinvik has received 1 988 RSUs in the Company
Trine Sæther Romuld has received 3 025 RSUs in the Company
Arthur Wisniewski has received 1 212 RSUs in the Company
Ståle Eide (related party of primary insider) has received 1 081 RSUs in the Company

New holdings:

After completion of the abovementioned grant Frode Arntsen holds 4 668 RSUs in the Company. As of today the primary insider holds 3 380 shares in the Company.

After completion of the abovementioned grant Roger Bekken holds 4 778 RSUs in the Company. As of today the primary insider holds 14 245 shares in the Company.

After completion of the abovementioned grant Tonette Bjørgård holds 2 799 RSUs in the Company. As of today the primary insider holds 6 227 shares in the Company.

After completion of the abovementioned grant Eva Haugen holds 2 801 RSUs in the Company. As of today the primary insider holds 5 852 shares in the Company.

After completion of the abovementioned grant Håkon Husby holds 1 576 RSUs in the Company. As of today the primary insider holds 111 shares in the Company.

After completion of the abovementioned grant Runar Sivertsen holds 1 935 RSUs in the Company. As of today the primary insider holds 2 621 shares in the Company.

After completion of the abovementioned grant Ulrik Steinvik holds 4 107 RSUs in the Company. As of today the primary insider holds 137 184 shares in the Company, owned directly and indirectly through related parties.

After completion of the abovementioned grant Trine Sæther Romuld holds 5 086 RSUs in the Company. As of today the primary insider holds 4 219 shares in the Company.

After completion of the abovementioned grant Arthur Wisniewski holds 2 504 RSUs in the Company. As of today the primary insider holds 770 shares in the Company.

After completion of the abovementioned grant Ståle Eide holds 2 233 RSUs in the Company. Ståle Eide (related party of primary insider) holds 0 shares in the Company.

For more information, please contact:

CFO Trine Sæther Romuld,
Tel: + 47 991 63 632
Email: trine.romuld@salmar.no
Website: www.salmar.no

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section
5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.