Mandatory notification of trade - options

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.


Orkla ASA

Oslo, 3 March 2010

Contact Orkla Investor Relations:

Siv Merethe S. Brekke, Tel: +47 93056093


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