Monday, 12 February 2018, 7:55 PM

Marel hf.

Marel hf. Issuance of Stock Options

The Board of Directors of Marel hf. resolved on 12 February 2018 to grant to
employees up to 4.1 million shares through stock option agreements. 

The aim of the stock option agreements is to align long-term interests of
senior management and of the Company. The key terms and conditions of the new
stock option program were approved by Marel¿s Annual General Meeting on 2 March
2017 in accordance with the Company's Remuneration Policy as approved at the
same meeting. The stock options will be granted to the Executive Team, and
selected employees in strategic positions. Key terms and conditions of the
agreements are as follows: 

  -- The stock option agreements entitle purchase of shares at the base offering
     price of EUR 2.923 per share [1]. The exercise price shall be adjusted for
     any dividend payments decided after the grant date.
  -- One vesting period of 3 years. Exercise periods are two per year in April
     and October subject to disclosure of the Q1 and Q3 financials. First
     exercise period will be following the publication of the Q1 2021 results.
     Option holders can delay exercise of these options to Q1 2022, when the
     agreements expire and all unexercised options are cancelled.
  -- Option holders are required to hold shares in value corresponding to the
     net profit gained of the share options after deduction of taxes, until
     their employment with Marel is terminated.

The total number of unexercised stock options granted by Marel hf., including
this new stock option scheme, currently amounts to 14.0 million shares
corresponding to approximately 1.9% of total issued share capital. The
Company¿s cost of the new share option scheme is estimated to be approximately
EUR 2.1 million over the next 3 years based on the option pricing model of

Details of the share options granted to Marel´s Executive Team:

Name      Title                New      Older granted  Sharehold  Shareholding  
                                stock    and           ing of      of           
                                option   unexercised    insider    financially  
                               s         options                   related      
Árni      Chief Executive      650,000        960,000     64,634          67,235
 Oddur     Officer                                                              
Linda     Chief Financial      425,000      1,029,000    158,500               0
 Jónsdót   Officer                                                              
Árni      Executive Vice       425,000      1,005,000          0         100,000
 Sigurðs   President Strategy                                                   
son        and Corporate                                                        
Anton de  Managing Director    250,000        905,000     15,000               0
 Weerd     (EVP) Poultry                                                        
David     Managing Director    250,000        947,000     27,300               0
 Wilson    (EVP) Meat                                                           
Sigurður  Managing Director    250,000        805,000          0               0
 Ólason    (EVP) Fish                                                           
Jesper    Managing Director    250,000        200,000          0               0
 Hjortsh   (EVP) Further                                                        
øj         Processing                                                           
Davíð     Executive Vice       250,000        805,000    135,000               0
 Freyr     President Human                                                      
 Oddsson   Resources                                                            
Folkert   Executive Vice       250,000              0     17,862               0
 Bölger    President Supply                                                     
Pétur     Executive Vice       250,000      1.120,000    219,430               0
 Guðjóns   President                                                            
son        Commercial                                                           
Viðar     Executive Vice       250,000        829,000     65,000               0
 Erlings   President                                                            
son        Innovation                                                           

[1] The exercise price is determined by the closing rate of Marel shares at
NASDAQ Iceland hf. on 12 February 2018, i.e. ISK 366.00 per share, calculated
with the Central Bank of Iceland EUR/ISK mid-rate on that day; 125.20


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