Norsk Hydro : Norsk Hydro: Reporting of reclassified historical financial information

  Norsk Hydro : Norsk Hydro: Reporting of reclassified historical financial
                                 information

Norsk Hydro ASA is reporting reclassified historical financial information
(unaudited) due to the announced extruded products joint venture with Orkla
ASA. The reclassified financials are released to provide further details on
the effects of reclassifying Extruded Products as discontinued operations
ahead of Hydro's forth quarter results 2012 to be released on February 12,
2013.

Investor contact
Contact Rikard Lindqvist
Cellular +47 41751199
E-mail Rikard.Lindqvist@hydro.com

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Certain statements included within this announcement contain forward-looking
information, including, without limitation, those relating to (a) forecasts,
projections and estimates, (b) statements of management's plans, objectives
and strategies for Hydro, such as planned expansions, investments or other
projects, (c) targeted production volumes and costs, capacities or rates,
start-up costs, cost reductions and profit objectives, (d) various
expectations about future developments in Hydro's markets, particularly
prices, supply and demand and competition, (e) results of operations, (f)
margins, (g) growth rates, (h) risk management, as well as (i) statements
preceded by "expected", "scheduled", "targeted", "planned", "proposed",
"intended" or similar statements.

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking
statements are reasonable, these forward-looking statements are based on a
number of assumptions and forecasts that, by their nature, involve risk and
uncertainty. Various factors could cause our actual results to differ
materially from those projected in a forward-looking statement or affect the
extent to which a particular projection is realized. Factors that could cause
these differences include, but are not limited to: our continued ability to
reposition and restructure our upstream and downstream aluminium business;
changes in availability and cost of energy and raw materials; global supply
and demand for aluminium and aluminium products; world economic growth,
including rates of inflation and industrial production; changes in the
relative value of currencies and the value of commodity contracts; trends in
Hydro's key markets and competition; and legislative, regulatory and political
factors.

No assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been
correct. Hydro disclaims any obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.


This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section
5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
Norsk Hydro - Reclassified financials

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