Biotie Therapies Oyj : Change in the number of votes relating to Biotie Therapies Corp.'s shares

   Biotie Therapies Oyj : Change in the number of votes relating to Biotie
                           Therapies Corp.'s shares

Biotie Therapies Corp.     Stock Exchange Release  3 January 2013 at
11:15 a.m.

Change in the number of votes relating to Biotie Therapies Corp.'s shares

The Swiss subsidiary of Biotie Therapies Corp. ("Biotie" or the "Company"),
Biotie Therapies AG (previously Synosia Therapeutics Holding AG and Biotie
Therapies Holding AG) has conveyed Biotie shares against consideration
pursuant to the option programs as follows:

December 2012 Total (5/2011-     Options % of the total
                    12/2012) outstanding      amount of
                                                 shares
        7,739      6,300,378   8,256,813            1.8

The conveyance of Biotie shares relates to the option plan of Synosia
Therapeutics Holding AG (currently Biotie Therapies Holding AG, "Synosia")
acquired by Biotie in February 2011. According to such Synosia share option
plan, options have been granted to employees, former directors and
consultants. In connection with the completion of the acquisition of Synosia,
the option plan was amended so that instead of shares in Synosia an aggregate
maximum of 14,912,155 shares in Biotie may be subscribed based on the plan.
Biotie issued these 14,912,155 shares to its current subsidiary Synosia in
connection with the acquisition to be further conveyed to the option holders
when they potentially exercise their option rights in accordance with the
terms and conditions of the option program.

The conveyed shares previously held by the Company's subsidiary have not
carried any voting rights. The parent company Biotie does not own any treasury
shares. The conveyance does not affect the number of registered shares.

After the conveyances the changes are as follows:

  The increase of vote of A total amount of The number of the The total number
              the Company    voting rights:   Company's share    of registered
            December 2012                                held           shares
                                                 by the Group
                                                December 2012
                  7,739        444,098,961         8,611,777      452,710,738

Turku, 3 January 2013

Biotie Therapies Corp.

Timo Veromaa
President and CEO

For further information, please contact:

Virve Nurmi, Biotie Therapies Corp.
tel. +358 2 274 8900
e-mail: virve.nurmi@biotie.com

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