Orkla ASA : Orkla s eierandel i Gränges fastsatt etter utløp av stabiliseringsperiode

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Det vises til pressemelding fra Gränges AB (publ) ("Gränges") av 7. november 2104 vedrørende utløp av stabiliseringsperioden for børsintroduksjonen av Gränges, se vedlegg. Som meddelt i børsmelding fra Orkla av 10. oktober 2014 ble Carnegie Investment Bank AB og Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB ("Bankene") tildelt en overallokeringsopsjon på å kjøpe opp til 6.717.500 tilleggsaksjer i Gränges fra Orkla. Bankene har meddelt Orkla at opsjonen er utøvet i sin helhet, hvilket medfører at Orklas eierandel i Gränges er 23.138.286 aksjer, tilsvarende ca 31% av aksjekapitalen i Gränges.

Orkla ASA,

Oslo, 10. november 2014

For ytterligere informasjon, vennligst kontakt:

Rune Helland, SVP Investor Relations
Tel: +47 97 71 32 50

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