Comment by Finn Jebsen

25.01.2005: Finn Jebsen said in a comment on the decision of the Board of Directors that he has taken due note of it.

"During my term as CEO, Orkla shareholders have received an 80 per cent higher return than the average investor on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company's results have been good and have improved. The organisation that I am leaving behind is strong and competent, and the Group has a sound foundation for further development," says Finn Jebsen.