Notice for extraordinary general meeting regarding dividend

An extraordinary general meeting of Orkla will be held on 3 November 2011 at 3 p.m. CET at the company's offices at Karenslyst allé 6, Oslo. The sole matter on the agenda is treatment of the proposal put forward by the board of directors regarding extraordinary dividend. Notice of attendance must be received no later than 31 October 2011 at 3 p.m. CET.
 
The share will be traded exclusive of dividend on 4 November 2011. Subject to the decision of the extraordinary general meeting regarding dividend, the dividend payment will take place on 15 November 2011 to shareholders of record as per the date of the extraordinary general meeting.
 
The notice of the extraordinary general meeting is attached hereto. A printed version of the notice will be sent to the shareholders by the course of today.
 
Orkla ASA
Oslo, 13 October 2011
 
Contact:
 
SVP Investor Relations
Rune Helland
Tel: +47 22 54 44 11
 
VP Investor Relations
Siv M. Skorpen Brekke
Tel: +47 22 54 44 55
 
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.