RAK Petroleum and DNO Merger on Track to Close in Early 2012 Following Positive Votes at Shareholder Meetings

3 November, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE -- RAK Petroleum Public Company Limited and DNO International ASA announced today that both companies’ shareholders have now approved their merger and the transaction is on schedule to close in early 2012.  RAK Petroleum shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of the merger at a specially convened meeting in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, after DNO shareholders voted in favour with a 76.5 percent majority in Oslo, Norway on 1 November.