Changes in Ahlstrom's Corporate Executive Team

Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 19.03.2008
Ahlstrom Corporation reorganizes the responsibilities of its Corporate Executive Team (CET) as a consequence of the appointment of Risto Anttonen as CEO of Ahlstrom as from February 28, 2008. The following changes will become effective as from today, March 19, 2008.
Corporate Purchasing will be transferred from Risto Anttonen to Senior Vice President Diego Borello, who also continues as Senior Vice President, Innovation and Technology.
The management of Ahlstrom's sales network in the Asia-Pacific region will be transferred from Risto Anttonen to Senior Vice President Laura Raitio, who will thus have the responsibility of Ahlstrom's sales network in its entirety. Laura Raitio will also take over the responsibility of Human Resources from Senior Vice President Gustav Adlercreutz, and continues as Senior Vice President, Marketing.
Gustav Adlercreutz, Senior Vice President, Administration, General Counsel, will take over Business Development from Laura Raitio on top of his other duties.
Tommi Björnman, Senior Vice President of the Glass Nonwovens Business Area, will take the responsibility of Ahlstrom's Performance Excellence program in addition to his other tasks.
The other responsibilities of the CET members will remain unchanged.
Ahlstrom has also agreed with its former President and CEO Jukka Moisio that he is free to take on his new position outside Ahlstrom as from April 1, 2008.
Further information:
Ahlstrom Corporation
Risto Anttonen
Tel. +358 10 888 4166
OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki
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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, such as filters, wipes, flooring, labels, and tapes. Based upon its unique fiber expertise and innovative approach, the company has a strong market position in several business areas in which it operates. Ahlstrom's 6,500 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2007, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.8 billion. Ahlstrom's share is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki. The company website is