BORREGAARD IPO - STATUS PÅ BOOKBUILDING

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10. oktober 2012

ABG Sundal Collier og UBS Investment Bank, Joint Global Co-ordinators og Joint Bookrunners for børsnoteringen av Borregaard ASA, kunngjorde i dag at de har mottatt ordrer innenfor det indikative prisintervallet som overstiger den totale størrelse på tilbudet (inkludert overtildelingsopsjonen på 15%) på opptil 93,150,000 aksjer i Borregaard ASA. Aksjene tilbys av BRG Holding AS, et heleid datterselskap av Orkla ASA.

Som tidligere annonsert vil bestillingsperioden for det institusjonelle tilbudet stenge klokken 15:00 (CET) den 17. oktober 2012, og bestillingsperioden for tilbudet til allmennheten vil stenge klokken 12:00 (CET) den 17. oktober 2012 (med forbehold om endringer, som beskrevet i prospektet).

For god ordens skyld påpekes det at tilretteleggerne vil fortsette å motta bestillinger for det offentlige tilbudet til bestillingsperioden er stengt.

Ytterligere detaljer rundt vilkårene for tilbudet fremgår av prospektet som har blitt utarbeidet i forbindelse med tilbudet og noteringen av Borregaard, og som er gjort tilgjengelig, med regulatoriske begrensninger i enkelte jurisdiksjoner, på www.borregaard.com, www.abgsc.com, www.dnb.no/emisjoner, www.handelsbanken.no/aktiviteter og www.sebenskilda.no.

Kontaktperson:
Rune Helland, Direktør Investor Relations
Telefon: +47 22 54 44 11/ +47 97 71 32 50

DISCLAIMERS

This announcement is not and does not form a part of any offer for sale of securities.  

Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or any other jurisdiction in which such distribution would be unlawful or would require registration or other measures.

The securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and accordingly may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in accordance with applicable U.S. state securities laws.  The Company does not intend to register any part of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.

Any offering of the securities referred to in this announcement will be made by means of a prospectus. This announcement is not a prospectus for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State, the "Prospectus Directive").  Investors should not subscribe for any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the aforementioned prospectus.

In any EEA Member State other than Norway that has implemented the Prospectus Directive, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such EEA Member State.

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Matters discussed in this announcement may constitute forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intends," "estimate," "will," "may," "continue," "should" and similar expressions.  The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions.  Although Orkla believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control.  Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements.  

The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as at its date, and are subject to change without notice.

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