In connection with this year's ordinary annual general meeting, Stein Erik Hagen, chair of the Board of Directors in Orkla ASA, has been assigned voting rights based on proxies for 22,058,407 shares in Orkla ASA. The proxies apply exclusively to this year's ordinary annual general meeting in Orkla ASA.
This entails that Stein Erik Hagen and closely related parties collectively hold a total of 25.5% of the votes in Orkla, of which 2.2% as voting rights based on proxies and 23.3% through closely related party companies: Canica AS, Canica Investor AS, Tvist 5 AS, Stein Erik Hagen AS, Fresje AS and Treschow-Fritzøe AS.
Oslo, 20 April 2010
Contacts Orkla Investor Relations:
Rune Helland, Tel.: +47 22 54 44 11
Siv Merethe S. Brekke, Tel: +47 22 54 44 55