Amortisation of own shares

On 19 April 2012 the Annual General Meeting of Orkla adopted to reduce the company`s share capital by NOK 12,500,000 by redeeming (amortising) 10,000,000 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 1,028,930,970 to 1,018,930,970. The share capital has been reduced from NOK 1,286,163,712.50 to NOK 1,273,663,712.50.

Following this amortisation Orkla owns 19,108,791 own shares.

Orkla ASA
Oslo, 26 September 2012

Rune Helland, SVP Investor Relations
Tel: +47 22 54 44 11 / +47 97 71 32 50

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.