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ATRIA SHARES NOT CONVERTED TO BOOK-ENTRY SYSTEM HAVE BEEN SOLD

18.7.2006 12:30
ATRIA SHARES NOT CONVERTED TO BOOK-ENTRY SYSTEM HAVE BEEN SOLD

The Annual General Meeting of Atria Group plc on May 3, 2005, decided to sell, on
behalf of shareholders, company shares in a joint book-entry account which have
not been converted to the book-entry system. By the deadline of July 15, 2006, a
total of 24594 A-series shares had not been converted to the book-entry system.
The number of non-converted shares accounted for approximately 0,19 per cent of
the number of A-series shares and approximately 0,11 per cent of all company
shares. The shares were sold on the 17th of July on the Helsinki Exchanges. The
assets received from the sale, with costs of notification and sales deducted,
have been stored with the provincial government of Eastern Finland.

After July 15, 2006, shares can no longer be transferred to the book-entry
system. Only an owner of shares in the joint account, or another assignee, is
entitled to receive sales profit from the shares in correspondence with the
shares owned. The proportion per share of the sales revenue is EUR 16,76.

The shareholder or another assignee must present a claim for the assets and
relinquish share certificates and possible clarifications of title at Co-
operative banks belonging to the OP Bank Group, or at OP Bank's securities
offices in Helsinki, or directly to the provincial government of Eastern Finland.
The share of the assets will be paid, against the aforementioned documents, from
the provincial government of Eastern Finland's stored assets. In accordance with
prevailing legislation, the right to receive assets from the sale of the shares
will end in ten years' time from the date on which the assets were stored with
the provincial government.

For further information, please contact Mr Erkki Roivas, Financial Director, tel.
+358 400 160893.


ATRIA GROUP PLC

Erkki Roivas
Financial Director


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