Orkla ASA has on 20 March 2012 bought 400,000
Orkla-shares through broker-houses at an average price of NOK 45.7 per share.
Orkla's total holding of own shares after this transaction is 16,403,791.
Oslo, 21 March 2012
Contact Orkla Investor Relations:
Siv Merethe S. Brekke Tel.: +47 2254 4455/+47 930 56093
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)