3/3/2004 15:30 

Orkla's Corporate Assembly has today approved that Carlsberg A/S acquires Orkla ASA's 40 per cent shareholding in Carlsberg Breweries A/S.

Completion of the transaction is anticipated to occur 8 March 2004. Following that date the partnership between Carlsberg A/S and Orkla ASA ends and thereafter Carlsberg A/S is the sole owner of Carlsberg Breweries' share capital.



Mikael Bo Larsen, +45 33 27 1223