On the background of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors of
Multiconsult ASA has decided to cancel its proposal for dividend of NOK
"The Board has taken this decision based on an overall assessment of the current
situation and increased uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in our
society - and its consequences which are not possible to assess at this point in
time", says Bård Mikkelsen, Chair of Board of Multiconsult.
"Multiconsult has been taking all necessary and responsible measures to secure
the health and safety of our employees and the society at large, while at the
same time maintaining our deliveries and production, in close cooperation with
our customers. So far I am pleased to see that we have been able to maintain a
good level of production", says Grethe Bergly, CEO of Multiconsult.
"Multiconsult has had a good first two months of the year both in terms of
earnings and new sales. The COVID-19 pandemic will naturally have negative
impact on our earnings, however, at this time it is not possible to assess its
impact", says Hans-Jørgen Wibstad, CFO of Multiconsult.
Faced with this new situation, Multiconsult is taking steps to secure the
company operationally, strategically and financially. Today the company has
announced temporary lay-offs of approx. 35 of its employees in Norway, mostly
related to staff positions. It is expected that the number of temporary lay-offs
will increase over the next weeks. The total number of employees in Multiconsult
in Norway was approx. 2,400 at the end of 2019.
In line with our values and the challenges facing us, and the society, ahead,
the executive management team has decided to reduce its salary by 20% for a
period of three months.
For further information, please contact:
Hans-Jørgen Wibstad, CFO
Phone: +47 916 89 661
Gaute Christensen, VP Communications
Phone: +47 911 70 188
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5
-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.