After this transaction, the total number of options issued in Orkla shares is now 20,852,000. In addition Orkla has a hedge through a cash-settled financial derivative of 600,000 underlying shares related to the option programmes.
Orkla owns 9,247,815 treasury shares.
Oslo, 18 August 2010
Contact Orkla Investor Relations:
Rune Helland, Tel: +47 2254 4411