Amortisation of own shares

17.08.2005: On 14 April 2005 the Annual General Meeting of Orkla adopted to reduce the company's share capital by NOK 25,100,443.75 by redeeming (amortising) 4,016,071 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 212,302,265 to 208,286,194. The share capital has been reduced from NOK 1,326,889,156.25 to NOK 1,301,788,712.50.
Following this amortisation Orkla owns 2,134,074 own shares.