Trade subject to notification REC

19.06.2006: Orkla has today on 19 June 2006 bought 5 million shares in Renewable Energy orporation ASA (REC) at a share price of NOK 81.67. 
 
After this transaction Orkla and subsidiaries owns 130,915,300 shares in REC, which represents 26.5 % of the shares.
 
The reason for this notification is that Ole Enger and Roar Engeland (both Executive Vice President in Orkla) are members of the Board in REC.
 
Ref.:
Siv Merethe Skorpen, AVP Investor Relations, Tel: +472254 4411
Ole Kristian Lunde, SVP Corporate Communications, Tel: +47 2254 4431