Baltic Beverages Holding (BBH) is jointly and equally owned by Orkla and Hartwall. In its accounts as of 31 August 1997, Hartwall announced today that its 50% interest in BBH generated an operating profit of FIM 219 mill. compared with FIM 76 mill. in the corresponding period last year. Orkla is booking its 50% interest in BBH in NOK at approximately the same amount under the business area Orkla Beverages. Orkla's results as of 31 August 1997 will be published on 2 October 1997.
Ref.: Astrid Løken Øyehaug; AVP Investor Relations; Tel: +47-2254 4425/+47-2254 4000
Date: 30 September 1997