Trade subject to notification own shares

Orkla ASA has on 18 February 2008 bought 500 000 Orkla shares through broker-houses at an average price of NOK 65.8 per share. Brokers have executed the transaction.
Orkla's total holding of own shares after this transaction is 14 267 390.
Orkla ASA,
Oslo, 19 February 2008
IR contact:
Siv Merethe S. Brekke, Tel.: +472254 4455