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Norsk Hydro - AGM 07 May 2019

In general, Norsk Hydro ("Hydro") is in compliance with the Norwegian regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the AGM.

Under ITEM 6.1, the board of directors seeks approval of the Company's remuneration guidelines. The proposed remuneration structure is not in line with ECGS' guidelines. Accordingly, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOSE.

Under ITEM 6.2, the board of directors seeks approval of a share-based incentive plan. In view of the low level of transparency, specifically regarding the performance conditions applicable to the incentive plan, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOSE.

There are no further peculiarities.

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Norsk Hydro ASA

Norsk Hydro is an aluminium group based in Norway. Co. is engaged in the supply of aluminium and aluminium products. Co. supplies casthouse products, such as extrusion ingots, sheet ingots and foundry alloys. Co's customers are active in sectors such as the packaging, lithographic, building, automotive and transport sectors. In addition, Co. is engaged in the production of power in Norway. Its business is divided into six operating segments: Bauxite & Alumina, Primary Metal, Metal Markets, Rolled Products, and Energy and Other and Eliminations.

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