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Atria owns 97.8 per cent of the shares and votes in Sardus

5.4.2007 08:00
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Atria owns 97.8 per cent of the shares and votes in Sardus                      

On 19 February 2007 Atria Group plc., through its indirectly wholly-owned       
Swedish subsidiary, Atria Meat & Fast Food Aktiebolag (”Atria”), announced a    
mandatory public cash offer (the ”Offer”) at 115 SEK per share to the           
shareholders of Aktiebolaget Sardus (publ.) (”Sardus”). The Offer is            
unconditional and has been recommended by the Board of Sardus.                  

The acceptance period for the Offer ended on 4 April 2007. A total of 1,724,940 
shares, corresponding to 16.5 per cent of the shares and votes of Sardus on a   
fully diluted basis, have been tendered in the Offer. In addition to the shares 
acquired within the Offer process Atria has acquired the total of 8,209,800     
shares from the market, corresponding to 78.5 per cent of the shares and votes  
of Sardus on a fully diluted basis. All the shares have been acquired for 115   
SEK per share. In addition thereto Atria has acquired 297,750 stock options in  
Sardus, corresponding to 2.8 per cent of the shares and votes of Sardus on a    
fully diluted basis. Atria has in total 9,934,740 shares and 297,750 stock      
options in Sardus, which corresponds to 97.8 per cent of the shares and votes of
Sardus on a fully diluted basis.                                                

In order to enable those shareholders of Sardus who have not accepted the Offer 
yet to tender in their shares Atria has decided to extend the acceptance period 
of the Offer until 13 April 2007 15.00 p.m. (Swedish time). Settlement of the   
cash payment for shares that are tendered in during the extended acceptance     
period will be effected approximately 19 April 2007.                            

Atria has decided to call for a compulsory redemption of the remaining shares in
Sardus in the near future as well as in connection therewith to seek delisting  
of the share of Sardus from Stockholm Stock Exchange. Atria intends to acquire  
additional shares of Sardus from the market.                                    

Helsinki, 5 April 2007	                                                         
Atria Group Plc.	                                                               
The Board of Directors                                                          

Stockholm, 5 April 2007                                                         
Atria Meat & Fast Food Aktiebolag                                               
The Board of Directors                                                          

For further information, please contact.                                        
Matti Tikkakoski, CEO & President of Atria Group Plc 
Phone: +358 50 2582                                                             

Christer Åberg, Managing Director Atria Sweden and Atria Meat & Fast Food
Aktiebolag 
Phone: +46 703 90 61 00