Orkla ASA : Disclosure of shareholding and trade subject to notification in Tomra

Orkla ASA has sold 23 000 000 shares in Tomra Systems (representing 15.5 % of the total share capital) for a price per share of NOK 38.50. Orkla holds no shares in Tomra following the transaction. "The sale of the shares in Tomra Systems is part of Orkla`s strategy to refocus financial and managerial resources into growth within branded goods," says Orkla President and CEO Bjørn M. Wiggen. Per A. Sørlie, managing director of Orkla's wholly-owned subsidiary Borregaard, is a board member in Tomra. Orkla ASA Oslo, 5 December 2011 Contact: SVP Investor Relations Rune Helland Tel: +47 977 13250 This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Orkla ASA via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1569303]