Ahlstrom announces price increases for a number of specialty paper product lines

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 2.11.2006 at 13.00
Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fiber-based materials, today announced a plan to increase prices of its papers for flexible packaging, labels, posters and for office & graphic applications, as a consequence of continuing escalation of raw materials, energy and transportation costs.
The price increases will be effective as from January 1, 2007. The level of the increases will be discussed with customers in the coming weeks and depend on the nature of the products, on existing contracts and invoicing currencies.
Jukka Moisio, President & CEO: +358 10 888 4700, jukka.moisio@ahlstrom.com
Diego Borello, Senior Vice President, Label & Packaging Papers: +39 011 92601, diego.borello@ahlstrom.com
Patrick Jeambar, Senior Vice President, Technical Papers: +33 4 7645 3515, patrick.jeambar@ahlstrom.com
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Ahlstrom in brief:
Ahlstrom is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high performance fiber-based materials. Nonwovens and specialty papers, made by Ahlstrom, are used in a large variety of everyday products, e.g. in filters, wipes, flooring, labels, and tapes. The company has a strong market position in several business areas in which it operates, built upon the company's unique fiber expertise and innovative approach. Ahlstrom's 5,700 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2005, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.55 billion. Ahlstrom's share is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The company website is www.ahlstrom.com.