Atrium Innovations Announces Management Changes

    QUEBEC CITY, QC, Sept. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon, President
and Chief Executive Officer of Atrium Innovations Inc. ("Atrium" or the
"Company", TSX: ATB) today announced changes to the management structure of
Atrium. These changes follow the decision by Mr. Richard Bordeleau, President
of the Health & Nutrition Division, to resign his position in order to pursue
news challenges. However, Mr. Bordeleau will continue to work with the Company
as an external consultant on special projects.
    "Richard played an important role in the development and growth of Atrium
over the last few years. His talent and passion have greatly contributed to
the success of the Company. Richard, after personal reflection, has decided to
take on new challenges and we wish him the best. We are also very happy that
we will be able to benefit from Richard's experience in his role as a
consultant for Atrium", added Mr. Fitzgibbon.
    Subsequent to Mr. Bordeleau's departure, Dr. Serge Yelle, Atrium's
current Vice-President, Business Development is appointed Executive
Vice-President, Health & Nutrition Division. Dr. Yelle's mandate will be to
supervise the operations of the division. "Serge has demonstrated his vast
know-how over the past few years in the development of Atrium not only in the
identification of target companies, but also in the integration of acquired
companies. He has done this most notably with Douglas Laboratories and more
recently with Mucos. In his new position, Serge will exercise a greater
leadership role in the development of the Company and will use his many
talents that will be positive for the future of Atrium", stated
Mr. Fitzgibbon.
    Also, Mr. Jocelyn Harvey, Vice-President, Mergers & Acquisitions, will
assume certain business development functions that were performed by Dr.
Yelle. These functions include the identification and the qualification of
acquisition targets.

    About Atrium

    Atrium Innovations Inc. is a recognized leading developer, manufacturer
and marketer of science-based products for the cosmetics, pharmaceutical,
chemical and nutrition industries. The Company focuses primarily on growing
segments of the health and personal care markets which are benefiting from the
trends towards healthy living and the ageing of the population. Atrium markets
a broad portfolio of active ingredients, specialty chemicals and health and
nutrition finished products through its highly specialized sales and marketing
network in more than 50 countries, primarily in North America, Europe and
Asia. Atrium has over 600 employees. Additional information about Atrium is
available on its Web site at

    Cautionary Note and Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains certain forward-looking statements with
respect to the Company. These forward-looking statements, by their nature,
necessarily involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements.
The Company considers the assumptions on which these forward-looking
statements are based to be reasonable, but cautions the reader that these
assumptions regarding future events, many of which are beyond its control, may
ultimately prove to be incorrect since they are subject to risks and
uncertainties that affect the Company. For additional information with respect
to these and other factors, see the Company's quarterly and annual filings
with the Canadian securities commissions. The Company disclaims any intention
or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required
by law.

For further information:

For further information: Investor Relations: John Dempsey, Vice
President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, (418) 652-1116, ext. 287,; Media Relations: Frédéric Tremblay, HKDP, (514)
395-0375, ext. 234,; Source: Atrium Innovations Inc.

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