Orkla ASA has sold 23 000 000 shares in Tomra Systems (representing 15.5 % of the total share capital) for a price per share of NOK 38.50. Orkla holds no shares in Tomra following the transaction.
"The sale of the shares in Tomra Systems is part of Orkla`s strategy to refocus financial and managerial resources into growth within branded goods," says Orkla President and CEO Bjørn M. Wiggen.
Per A. Sørlie, managing director of Orkla's wholly-owned subsidiary Borregaard, is a board member in Tomra.
Oslo, 5 December 2011
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