Growth for Orkla's Industry division

Orkla's Industry division is developing positively, and first quarter operating profit before goodwill amortisation increased from NOK 561 million in 2001 to NOK 582 million this year. However, due to lower realised gains and dividends received, Orkla's pre-tax profit in the first quarter was reduced to NOK 425 million, compared with NOK 596 million for the corresponding period last year.