Ahlstrom announces price increases for its specialty papers

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 24.5.2006 at 16.00
Ahlstrom announces price increases for its specialty papers
Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fiber-based materials, today announced price increases on its specialty paper grades, mainly due to the rapid rise in energy and key raw material costs.
The price increases will be effective in June 1, 2006. The magnitude of the price increases will depend on the region, the nature of the products and the invoicing currencies. The detailed actions are being discussed with customers.
Ahlstrom specialty papers include numerous grades for technical applications and for label and packaging applications.
For further information, please contact:

Leif Frilund, Senior Vice President, Technical Papers, +358 (0) 10 888 4773
Diego Borello, Senior Vice President, Label & Packaging Papers, +39 011 92601
Ahlstrom Corporation
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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 5,600 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 main list of the Helsinki Stock Exchange.