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On 20 August 2008, in connection with Orkla`s option programme, 15 000 options in Orkla-shares were exercised at a strike price of NOK 40.47 per share.
 
A total of 10 812 170 options in Orkla have currently been issued. Moreover, Orkla has an
exposure through a cash-settled financial derivative of 1 400 000 underlying shares in the
hedge-position related to the remaining 676 500 synthetic options of the cash bonus programme.
 
Orkla holds 21 707 390 treasury shares.
 
Orkla ASA,
Oslo, 20 August 2008
 
Contact:
Rune Helland, SVP Orkla Investor Relations,
Tel.: +47 22 54 44 11
 
Lars Røsæg, Orkla Investor Relations.
Tel.: +47 22 54 44 26