European Commission closed its investigation related to alleged cartel

Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 16.11.2006 at 17.45
Ahlstrom Corporation has been notified today by the European Commission that the Commission has closed its investigation related to an alleged cartel in the label papers sector.
European Commission commenced the investigation in May 2004.
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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