Dividend reduces strike on options for management programme

30.04.2004: Orkla's Annual General Meeting adopted yesterday the Board of Directors proposed dividend of NOK 29.00 per share, except shares owned by the company.

The dividend proposed is a regular dividend of NOK 4.00 per share, and an additional dividend of NOK 25.00 per share.
It is decided to reduce the strike on issued options within Orkla's cash bonus programme with an amount corresponding with the additional dividend that is NOK 25.00 per share. The revision is from today 30 April 2004, when the share is quoted exclusive of the dividend.