New EVP Operations at Orkla

Johan Clarin (42) has been appointed Executive Vice President Operations at Orkla ASA.

Since 2009, Johan Clarin has headed manufacturing and logistics worldwide at Sony Mobile Communications AB, based in China, while in the past few years also serving as President and CEO of Sony Mobile's Chinese joint venture. Since 2007, he has also held several other management positions at Sony Mobile, and from 1997 to 2006 he was Senior Manager at Accenture AB. Mr Clarin has a Master in Business Administration from the University of Gothenburg.

Mr Clarin will take up his post on 15 September 2013. He will be a member of Orkla's Group Executive Board and will report to Orkla President and CEO Åge Korsvold.

"We are glad that Johan Clarin has accepted the post of EVP Operations. Efficient operations and the ability to exploit synergies are essential to give Orkla a competitive edge at every level of the value chain. With his background in manufacturing and logistics in major international companies, Mr Clarin has a great deal to offer us," says Orkla President and CEO Åge Korsvold.

As EVP Operations, Johan Clarin will have general responsibility for manufacturing structure, logistics, EHS, sourcing and operational excellence.

Orkla is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is headquartered in Norway. The company is the Nordic region's leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions to the grocery and out-of-home sectors. Orkla also holds several strong positions in India, Russia and Austria. Furthermore, the Orkla Food Ingredients business area is a major supplier to the European bakery market. In 2012, Orkla had a turnover of around NOK 30 billion. As of 31 December 2012, the company had 28,000 employees, about half of whom worked in the branded consumer goods area.

Orkla ASA
Oslo, 14 August 2013

Incoming EVP Operations
Johan Clarin
Mobile +46 767 722 751

EVP Corporate Communications and Corporate Affairs
Håkon Mageli
Mobile +47 928 45 828