ORK + Report in Dagens Næringsliv 9 May 1998

ORK + Report in Dagens Næringsliv 9 May 1998

Orkla wishes to point out that the notification to the Oslo Stock Exchange dated 7 May 1998 refers only to weaker profit from the Nordic branded consumer goods business in the first four months of 1998. As of today, Orkla has no basis for commenting upon profit trends for 1998 as a whole. Managing Director Finn Jebsen was therefore incorrectly quoted in Dagens Næringsliv`s report of 9 May 1998.