Norwegian competition authorities have completed the processing of Orkla's acquisition of Jordan

We refer to the notice to the Oslo Stock Exchange dated 22 June 2012 regarding Orkla's acquisition of Jordan.

Norwegian competition authorities have completed the processing of this transaction. The transaction will be completed within a week.

Orkla ASA
Oslo, 27 August 2012

Contacts:
Håkon Mageli, EVP Corporate Communications and Corporate Affairs
Tel: + 47 92 84 58 28

Rune Helland, SVP Investor Relations
Tel: +47 22 54 44 11 / +47 97 71 32 50

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.