Amortisation of own shares

On 19 April 2007 the Annual General Meeting of Orkla adopted to reduce the company's share capital by NOK 6,250,000 by redeeming (amortising) 5,000,000 of the shares owned by Orkla ASA.

The amortisation (cancellation) of shares has now been carried out and the number of shares in the company has been reduced from 1,041,430,970 to 1,036,430,970. The share capital has been reduced from NOK 1,301,788,712.50 to NOK 1,295,538,712.50.
Following this amortisation Orkla owns 13,110,460 own shares.
Contacts Orkla Investor Relations :
Rune Helland, Tel: +47 2254 4411