Board proposes extraordinary dividend of NOK 5 per share in Orkla

The board of directors of Orkla ASA has in a board meeting held 13 September 2011 resolved to propose payment of extraordinary dividend in the amount of NOK 5 per share, save for treasury shares.

The board's proposal will be submitted to the corporate assembly for its opinion on the matter.

An extraordinary general meeting resolving on the proposal will be convened as soon as practically possible. The notice for the extraordinary general meeting will contain information regarding the time and place for the general meeting as well as ex date and payment date for the potential dividend.
Orkla ASA
Oslo, 14 September 2011
Rune Helland
SVP Orkla Investor Relations
Tel.: +47 977 13250

Siv M. Skorpen Brekke
VP Orkla Investor Relations
Tel.: +47 930 56093

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)