EPAX AS Recognized as a 2007 Top Supplier by Banner Pharmacaps, Inc.

AALESUND, Norway (June 26, 2008) — EPAX AS, a leading global supplier of marine-derived EPA/DHA Omega-3 fatty acids, was recognized as a Top Supplier of 2007 by its customer, the global drug delivery and specialty pharmaceutical company Banner Pharmacaps, Inc., for producing top-quality oils and providing Banner, Tilburg, Netherlands with accurate deliveries and lead time. The goal of the award is to further develop the partnership between Banner and its top suppliers.

"Banner is a valued customer of EPAX AS and an industry leader. We are honoured Banner has recognized our commitment to providing top- quality, pure oils delivered in a professional manner," said Haakon Brokke, sales manager at EPAX AS. "This award is extremely important to EPAX, as it fits well with our priority of working closely with our customers. Our company's emphasis is on purity, quality and innovation; the fact that Banner places such high emphasis on quality suppliers makes them a perfect partner for EPAX."

Brokke also noted that he attended the "Banner Partners in Success"
recognition day at Banner's head office in High Point, North Carolina on June 24, where EPAX was acknowledged with this award for excellent service.

About Banner Pharmacaps, Inc.
Banner Pharmacaps, Inc. is a global drug delivery and specialty pharmaceutical company that is developing a proprietary portfolio of unique products and oral dosage forms that include the enhanced technologies of enteric and controlled release softgels, as well as
Softlet(R) Gelcaps. Headquartered in High Point, North Carolina and with production facilities in the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Netherlands, Banner is committed to the research, development, and manufacture of quality healthcare products to serve the global community. Additional information about Banner is available at http:// www.banpharm.com.

EPAX AS offers concentrated marine omega-3 oils in the business-to- business segment under the brand name EPAX(R), available in a wide range of top-quality formulas with different EPA/DHA ratios and concentrations focused on specific health conditions, available in TG and EE versions. EPAX AS is headquartered in Aalesund with a global sales office in Lysaker/Oslo, Norway. Its production facility in Aalesund is GMP-approved by the Norwegian Medicines Agency for the manufacturing of API products. EPAX is part of the Austevoll Seafood ASA group – a globally integrated pelagic fishery specialist with operations in Chile, Norway and Peru (www.auss.no). All of EPAX's business efforts reflect the company's core commitment: Purity - Quality - Innovation. These values represent EPAX's commitment to offering products that are safe, pure and of consistent quality.
EPAX® specifications limits for environmental pollutants and oxidation by-products are well below those set by global authorities'
limits. All EPAX product lines are backed by clinical studies.

For further information on EPAX AS, its products or clinical studies visit www.epax.com or contact marketing manager Gunilla Traberg at [email protected].

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