On 1 November 2010, in connection with Orkla`s option programme, 15,000 options in Orkla-shares were exercised at a strike price NOK 40.47er share.
After this transaction, the total number of options issued in Orkla shares is now 20,772,000. In addition Orkla has a hedge through a cash-settled financial derivative of 600,000 underlying shares related to the option programmes.
Orkla owns 9,167,815 treasury shares.
Oslo, 1 November 2010
Contact Orkla Investor Relations:
Rune Helland, Tel: +47 2254 4411