Release of second quarter results 2004

Orkla will report Q2 results on Thursday 12 August 2004. The results will be available at 8.00 a.m. Norwegian time, and will be presented to investors and analysts in the following ways:
1) Material
2) Streaming - in Norwegian
3) Speaker's notes in English
4) Telephone conference call in English

1) Material
PowerPoint-presentation, spreadsheets and quarterly report will be available on Orkla's Internet pages www.orkla.com at 8.00 a.m. Norwegian time.
 
2) Streaming - in Norwegian
Both the presentation that takes place in Oslo (Vika Atrium Konferansesenter, Munkedamsvn. 45) at 9.00 a.m. Norwegian time, and the following Q&A-session will be given in Norwegian and streamed directly to Orkla's Internet pages www.orkla.no. For registration to the presentation in Oslo, send an e-mail to info@orkla.no before 5 August 2004.
 
3) Speaker's notes in English
The speaker's notes in English will be published on www.orkla.com shortly after the presentation in Oslo is finished.
 
4) Telephone conference call in English
The telephone conference call starts at 3.00 p.m. Norwegian time. A presentation of the Q2 results will be given before the Q&A-session commences.
Investors and analysts who wish to participate should call +47 23 00 04 00 and ask the operator for the Orkla presentation. Norwegian-based investors and analysts should dial 800 80 119. Please state your name and company. Press * followed by 1 to queue up for questions. Press * followed by 0 to contact the operator.
 
The phone conference will also be distributed directly on Orkla's Internet pages www.orkla.com and First Call, and will be available for on demand at Orkla's internet pages and First Call after the conference.