ORK: Extraordinary General Meeting

Amendment of Articles of Association

General meeting documents available online instead of in paper format

Orkla ASA is convening an extraordinary general meeting on Thursday, 10 December 2009 at 3 p.m. at Orkla's head office at Skøyen, Oslo, to consider a proposal to amend the company's Articles of Association. The proposal entails, among other things, giving the Board of Directors authority to decide that documents to be considered at a general meeting may be published on the company's website instead of being sent by post with the notice of the meeting.
The proposal is based on environmental and cost considerations. A total of 54,000 copies were printed of Orkla's annual report for 2009, equivalent to 30 tonnes of paper. Providing more of this type of information on the Internet will therefore result in substantial environmental and cost savings. Individual shareholders are nonetheless entitled to have the documents sent to them free of charge, upon application to the company.
The notice of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Orkla ASA is attached herewith.
A printed version of the notice will be sent to shareholders by post in week 45.
Orkla ASA
Oslo, 30 October 2009
Rune Helland, SVP Investor Relations, tel.: +47-2254 4411
Ole Kristian Lunde, SVP Communications, tel.: +47-2254 4431