Ahlstrom announces price increases for its Label and Processing papers worldwide

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 10.5.2012 at 11.00

Ahlstrom, a global high performance materials company, announces price increases on its specialty paper materials produced by the Label and Processing business area, as a consequence of the recent rises in raw material and energy costs.

The price increase will affect all Label and Processing products worldwide and will be effective for all shipments made as of June 1, 2012. The increase range will vary depending on the products and markets. Specific details will be discussed with each customer individually.

Products manufactured by Ahlstrom's Label and Processing Business Area include graphic, packaging, processing, release and label papers. Their main end-use applications are release liners, self-adhesive labels, metalized wet glue labels, flexible packaging and repositionable notes. They are also used for the production of posters, abrasive materials and furniture foils. These specialty papers are manufactured in Brazil, France, Germany and Italy.

For more information, please contact:

Daniele Borlatto, Executive Vice President, Label and Processing, +39 011 926 0111
Liisa Nyyssönen, Vice President, Communications, Tel. +358 10 888 4757

Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Our products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, wallcovers, flooring, labels and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. Our 5,200 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents. In 2011, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.6 billion. The company's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.