Elkem - Application for change of debtor

31.01.2006: To make sure that the bondholders have as good information as possible Elkem AS and Orkla ASA have decided that the summon for a bondholder meeting in connection with the application for change of debtor for Elkem's bonds listed on Oslo Stock Exchange, ELK 14, ELK 15 and ELK 18, will be sent after the release of Orkla's Q4-05 results.

The summon will therefore be sent Tuesday 21 February 2006.