Elections to the Corporate Assembly, the Board of Directors and the Election Committee in spring 2009 - the work of the Election Committee

In accordance with Article 18 of Orkla's Articles of Association, the General Meeting of Orkla ASA has elected an Election Committee consisting of Knut Brundtland, chairman, Elisabeth Grieg, Idar Kreutzer, Leiv Askvig and Olaug Svarva.

Under Article 18, the Election Committee of Orkla ASA shall:

"present proposals to the General Meeting regarding the latter's election of members to the Corporate Assembly.
The Election Committee shall also present proposals to the shareholder-elected members of the Corporate Assembly regarding their election of members to the Board of Directors, and to the Corporate Assembly regarding its election of the Chairman of the Board of Directors."
 
 
1.         Shareholder-elected members of the Corporate Assembly up for election in 2009
 
Elisabeth Grieg              (elected in 2007 for two years)
Johan H. Andresen jr     (elected in 2007 for two years)
Idar Kreutzer                (elected in 2007 for two years)
Knut Brundtland            (elected in 2007 for two years)
Rune Bjerke                  (elected in 2007 for two years)
Kjetil Houg                   (elected in 2007 for two years)
Nils-Henrik Pettersson  (elected in 2008 for one year)
Gunn Wærsted             (elected in 2008 for one year                                         
Lars Windfeldt             (elected in 2008 for one year)
Anne Gudefin               (elected in 2008 for one year)
Olaug Svarva               (elected in 2008 for one year)                                        
Dag Mejdell                 (elected in 2008 for one year)
Marianne Blystad         (elected in 2008 for one year)
Nils Selte                     (elected in 2008 for one year)


2.         Shareholder-elected deputy members of the Corporate Assembly up for election in 2009   

(1) Terje Venold                        (elected in 2007 for two years)
(2) Ann Kristin Brautaset           (elected in 2008 for one year)
(3) Anne Birgitte Fossum           (elected in 2007 for two years)
(4) Scilla Treschow Hokholt      (elected in 2007 for two years)
(5) Benedikte Bjørn                   (elected in 2008 for one year)
(6) Andreas Enger                     (elected in 2007 for two years)


3.         Shareholder-elected members of the Board of Directors up for election in 2009
 
Bjørg Ven                                 (elected in 2008 for one year)
Lennart Jeansson                      (elected in 2008 for one year)
Stein Erik Hagen                       (elected in 2008 for one year)
Svein S. Jacobsen                     (elected in 2008 for one year)
Åse Aulie Michelet                    (elected in 2008 for one year)
Peter Ruzicka                            (elected in 2008 for one year)
Kristin Skogen Lund                  (elected in 2008 for one year)


4.         Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors up for election in 2009
           
Stein Erik Hagen, styreleder
Svein S. Jacobsen, nestleder
 
 
5.         Members of the election Committee up for election in 2009
 
Knut Brundtland


6.         Chairman of Election Committee up for election in 2009
           
Knut Brundtland
 
 
The Election Committee has commenced its work. Suggestions and proposals to the Committee may be sent to:

The Election Committee at Orkla ASA
Attn. Chairman Knut Brundtland,
c/o Orkla ASA,
P.O. Box 423 Skøyen
NO-0213 Oslo
 
or to

Orkla ASA
Attn. Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, Karl Otto Tveter
P. O. Box 423 Skøyen
NO-0213 Oslo
 
 
Suggestions and proposals must have reached the Election Committee by the end of week 7/2009.