Increase of share capital in Atea ASA ("the Company")

Reference is made to the statement regarding share options exercise in Atea dated 26 October 2012.

Out of a total of 1,614,660 exercisable options, employees in the Atea Group have exercised 716,997 options. Following the share option exercise the Board of Directors, pursuant to authorisation granted by the Company's Annual General Meeting, has decided to increase the Company's share capital by NOK 7,169,970 by issuing 716,997 new shares, of par value NOK 10. Following the increase the Company's share capital is NOK 1,012,510,200 divided into 101,251,020 shares.

Following the registration by the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises (Foretaksregisteret) of 5 November 2012, the Articles of association for the Company have been revised accordingly.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Trading Act).

For further information, please contact:
Rune Falstad, CFO Atea ASA, mobile +47 906 14 482

About Atea
Atea is the leading Nordic and Baltic supplier of IT infrastructure with approximately 6,300 employees.  Atea is present in 82 cities in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Atea delivers IT products from leading vendors and assists its customers with specialist competencies within IT infrastructure services. Atea had revenue of more than NOK 20 billion in 2011 and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange.