Orkla will participate in refinancing of REC

With reference to today's notice to the Oslo Stock Exchange from the Renewable Energy Corporation (REC), as part of an overall solution and subject to certain conditions, Orkla will be participating in the outlined equity rights issue. Orkla's participation will be commensurate with its relative stake in REC.



Orkla ASA

Oslo, 31 March 2010


Contact Orkla Investor Relations:

Siv M. Brekke, Tel.: +47 930 56093

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)