Atria Group plc's share issue subscriptions have been approved These materials are not an offer for sale of the shares in the United States. The shares may not be sold in the United States without registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Atria Group plc does not intend to register any portion of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of shares in the United States. Atria Group plc's ('Company') Board of Directors has approved the subscriptions made in the directed share issue. All the offered 1,100,000 new Series A shares were subscribed in the share issue. In consequence of the share issue the share capital of the Company will be increased by 1,870,000 euro. After the increase of share capital the Company's share capital is 37,727,637.60 euro divided into 22,192,728 shares, of which 12,988,747 are Series A shares and 9,203,981 are Series KII shares. The new shares entitle to all future dividends and produce the other shareholders' rights in the Company once the corresponding increase of the share capital has been entered into the trade register. The increase of share capital will be entered into the trade register on or about 16 May 2006. The new Series A shares will be introduced for trade on the main list of the Helsinki Stock Exchange together with the existing series A shares of the Company on or about 17 May 2006. ATRIA GROUP PLC Board of Directors For further information, please contact President & CEO Matti Tikkakoski, tel. +358 50 2582 or Finance Director Erkki Roivas, tel. +358 400 160 893 DISTRIBUTION OMX the Helsinki Stock Exchange Main media www.atria.fi Not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, in or into the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan.