On 2 March 2010, in connection with Orkla`s option programme, 275 000 options in Orkla-shares were exercised at a strike price of NOK 37.23 per share.
After this transaction, the total number of options issued in Orkla shares is now 14,692,000. In addition Orkla has a hedge through a cash-settled financial derivative of 600,000 underlying shares related to the option programmes.
Orkla owns 9,582,815 treasury shares.
Oslo, 3 March 2010
Contact Orkla Investor Relations:
Siv Merethe S. Brekke, Tel: +47 93056093