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Orkla ASA : Orkla ASA: REC - Disclosure of significant holding and primary insider notice



  Orkla ASA : Orkla ASA: REC - Disclosure of significant holding and primary
                                insider notice

Reference is made to the  stock exchange notice on  30 April 2013 regarding  a 
contemplated private  placement  of  up  to  329,569,968  existing  shares  in 
Renewable Energy Corporation ASA ("REC") by Orkla ASA ("Orkla") (the  "Private 
Placement").

The book-building in the Private Placement has been successfully completed,
and Orkla has today sold 329,569,968 shares in REC, representing 15.6 percent
of the total outstanding share capital of REC, at NOK 1.59 per share.
Following the sale, Orkla holds no shares in REC. As a result of the sale,
Orkla will book a gain of approx. NOK 158 million in Q2.

As a consequence of the transaction Orkla has passed the thresholds of 15, 10
and 5 percent of the outstanding share capital, cf. the Securities Trading Act
section 4-3 first paragraph.

SEB and DNB Markets have acted as joint-lead managers and book-runners for the
Private Placement.

Orkla is considered as primary insider in REC.

Orkla ASA,
Oslo, 30 April 2013

For further information, please contact:

Rune Helland, SVP Investor Relations
Tel: +47 22 54 44 11/ +47 97 71 32 50

Håkon Mageli, Executive Vice President, Communication and Corporate Affairs
Tel: +47 928 45 828

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

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