On 10 December 2010, in connection with Orkla`s option programme, 30,000 options in Orkla-shares were exercised at a strike price NOK 40.47 per share and 30,000 options at NOK 40.14.
After this transaction, the total number of options issued in Orkla shares is now 20,517,000. In addition Orkla has a hedge through a cash-settled financial derivative of 600,000 underlying shares related to the option programmes.
Orkla owns 7,387,325 treasury shares.
Oslo, 10 December 2010
Contact Orkla Investor Relations:
Rune Helland, Tel: +47 2254 4411This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)