3/8/2004 10:00 

Carlsberg A/S' acquisition of Orkla's 40 per cent shareholding in Carlsberg Breweries has been completed today, 8 March 2004.

Consequently, the Executive Board of Carlsberg A/S now comprises Nils S. Andersen, Chief Executive Officer, Jørn P. Jensen, Executive Vice President and CFO and Paul Bergqvist, Executive Vice President.

Orkla's members of the Board of Directors of Carlsberg Breweries have resigned from the company's Board.



Mikael Bo Larsen, +45 33 27 1223