TOM - GERMAN BUNDESRAT VOTING

TOM - German Bundesrat did not vote on the amendment to the 1991/98 Packaging Ordinance

The German Upper House (Bundesrat) did not vote on the amendment to the 1991/98 Packaging Ordinance today.



Instead, a proposal from Rheinland Pfalz to replace the existing Packaging Ordinance with a new minimum quota for ecologically acceptable packaging obtained necessary support by 36 votes. This proposal from Rheinland Pfalz committs the industry to fill a minimum of 21.5 billion liters in refillable packaging and an additional 3 billion liters into ecologically acceptable packaging. After the voting in Bundesrat, the Minister of Environment, Jurgen Trittin announced that he will only go forward with a proposal which strenghtens the existing Packaging Ordinance.

The proposal from Bundesrat is not considered to fulfill that ambition and Trittin announced that he will publish the 1999 measurement of the refillable quota within the next few weeks. Following this announcement he stated that a deposit system under the current legislation will be implemented six months later.

For further information, please contact CEO Erik Thorsen or CFO Helge Nerland at
+47 66 79 91 00.

Asker, July 13, 2001 <br>Tomra Systems ASA <br> <br> <br> <br>Erik Thorsen <br>President/CEO <br>

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