Invitation to press and analyst conferences today 15 October 2012

Orkla ASA and Norsk Hydro ASA have agreed to combine their extruded aluminium business, creating the world leading aluminium solutions provider. With reference to this, the following conferences will be held today, 15 October 2012:

Orkla and Hydro presentation in Oslo
Orkla and Hydro will host a press and analyst conference at Vika Atrium, Munkedamsveien 45, Oslo at 8.30 a.m. CET.

The presentation will be webcast live at
Orkla conference call
There will be a conference call at 4.00 p.m. CET. Participants will be President & CEO in Orkla, Åge Korsvold and CFO Terje Andersen.

Dial in details: +47 23 18 45 74

Orkla ASA
Oslo, 15 October 2012

Håkon Mageli, EVP Corporate Communications and Corporate Affairs
Tel: + 47 92 84 58 28
Rune Helland, SVP Investor Relations
Tel: +47 22 54 44 11 / +47 97 71 32 50

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.