Orkla ASA : Extraordinary General Meeting 2011

An extraordinary general meeting of Orkla was held on 3 November 2011 at the company's offices at Karenslyst allé 6, Oslo, where the sole matter on the agenda was treatment of the proposal put forward by the board of directors with regard to extraordinary dividend.

The proposal regarding payment of extraordinary dividend of NOK 5 per share, exclusive of treasury shares, was adopted.

The share will be traded exclusive of dividend on 4 November 2011. The dividend payment will take place on 15 November 2011 to shareholders of record as per the date of the extraordinary general meeting.

Orkla holds 10,345,749 treasury shares, representing 1.01 % of the total share capital.

The minutes from the extraordinary general meeting are attached hereto.

Orkla ASA
Oslo, 3 November 2011
SVP Investor Relations
Rune Helland
Tel: + +47 977 13250

VP Investor Relations
Siv M. Skorpen Brekke
Tel: +47 22 54 44 55/ +47 930 56 093

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