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The LTI payment requires that Hydro had a positive underlying EBIT in the previous year and is based partly on a) Average of the past three years' return on capital employed (RoaCE), measured against the company's internal return target, b) Total shareholder return (TSR) measured against a weighted average of TSR for comparable companies. The participants will be required to invest the net amount after tax in Hydro shares and such shares must be held for at least three years.

See list below of primary insiders that on March 31, 2020, have acquired Hydro shares under the LTI plan at NOK 29.62 per share. A total of 43,238 shares have been sold by Hydro to the participants in the LTI plan. Norsk Hydro ASA holds 21,306,248 own shares after these transactions and the number of outstanding shares are 2,047,692,028.

Sale of shares to employees

Primary insiders in Hydro have also agreed to purchase shares under a general arrangement offered to Hydro employees in Norway each year.

Hydro employees in Norway have been offered to purchase shares valued at NOK 12,500, with a 50 percent discount. For employees taking part in this arrangement, the share price before discount is NOK 29.62 per share, for 422 shares, and will be transferred during April 2020.

The following primary insiders have purchased shares under the long-term incentive program and agreed to purchase shares under the employee share plan:


 Acquired shares LTI plan 

 Shares agreed to be acquired under employee share plan

 New holding

President and CEO Hilde Merete Aasheim 

                      7 363


                  119 946

Executive Vice President and CFO Pål Kildemo

                      1 436


                    13 060

Executive Vice President Head of Bauxite & Alumina John Thuestad

                      7 419


                    58 043

Executive Vice President Energy & Corporate Development Arvid Moss

                      4 313


                  173 043

Executive Vice President Primary Metal Eivind Kallevik    

                      4 783


                    72 849

Executive Vice President Rolled Products Einar Glomnes

                      2 814


                    17 692

Executive Vice President Extruded Solutions Egil Hogna

                      7 306


                    63 470

Executive Vice President Legal & Compliance Anne-Lene Midseim

                      3 451


                    33 735

Executive Vice President Communication & Public Affairs Inger Sethov

                      3 165


                    38 125

Executive Vice President People & HSE Hilde Nordh

                      1 188


                    24 597

Employee representative to the Board of Directors Arve Baade



                      5 130

Employee representative to the Board of Directors Svein Kåre Sund



                      6 434

Employee representative to the Board of Directors Sten Roar Martinsen



                      6 869

Observer to the Board of Directors Tor Egil Skulstad



                      1 226

*Including shares agreed to be acquired under the employee share plan by close relative

Cautionary note
Certain statements included in this announcement contain forward-looking information, including, without limitation, information relating to (a) forecasts, projections and estimates, (b) statements of Hydro management concerning plans, objectives and strategies, such as planned expansions, investments, divestments, curtailments 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, and (i) qualified statements such as "expected", "scheduled", "targeted", "planned", "proposed", "intended" or similar.

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 businesses; 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 to the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.