Ex-dividend: 30 April 2004

19.02.2004: If Orkla's General Meeting 29 April 2004 approves the proposed dividend of NOK 29.00 per share for 2003 (ordinary dividend NOK 4.00 per share and additional dividend NOK 25.00 per share), the Orkla-share will be traded ex-dividend 30 April 2004.