11/20/2001 8:45 

Orkla ASA sold shareholding in Oyj Hartwall Abp

Orkla ASA has sold its shareholding of 1,500,000 K-shares and 12,535,700 A-shares in Oyj Hartwall Apb.

The K-shares, equivalent to 14.5 per cent of the total votes and 2.3 per cent of the total share capital, are sold to Hartwall-Bolagen AB.

The A-shares are sold at a price of EUR 21.1 per share. Following the transaction Orkla holds no shares in Hartwall.

The sales has taken place in order to comply with the Finnish competition authorities' condi-tional approval of the establishment of Carlsberg Breweries A/S.

Further information:

Margrethe Skov
Public Affairs Director, + 45 33 27 14 10