Ahlstrom completes the acquisition of Munktell

Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE October 25, 2012 at 14.45

Ahlstrom, a global high-performance materials company, has completed the acquisition of Munktell Filter AB. The company produces filtration materials mainly for life science and laboratory applications.

Under the agreement, Ahlstrom acquired 100 percent of the shares in Munktell Filter AB, as well as its holdings in Munktell & Filtrak GmbH, Filtres Fioroni SA and Munktell Inc. Through the transaction, Ahlstrom will become a global leader in life science and laboratory filtration materials.

The transaction was announced on September 5, 2012.

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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, medical gowns and drapes, wallcoverings, 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 is available at www.ahlstrom.com.