Trade subject to notification - Employee Shares 2008

In connection with Orkla`s offer to its employees to buy Orkla-shares a further 884 shares were transferred to Orkla-employees on 9 January 2009.
 
Following this, a total of 1 992 381 Orkla-shares has been transferred to its employees in connection with the Employee Shares 2008 programme.
 
Orkla owns 11 917 004 treasury shares.
 
Orkla ASA,
Oslo, 12 January 2009
 
Contact:
Lars Røsæg, Orkla Investor Relations
Tel.: +47 22544426