Mandatory notification of trade - options


On 18 August 2010, in connection with Orkla`s option programme, 15,000 options in Orkla-shares were exercised at a strike price NOK 40.47 per share.


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.


Orkla ASA
Oslo, 18 August 2010

Contact Orkla Investor Relations:
Rune Helland, Tel: +47 2254 4411


This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)