Ahlstrom Corporation's Annual General Meeting:

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Ahlstrom Corporation held on May 13, 2005 resolved to distribute a dividend of EUR 0.75 per share for 2004 as proposed by the Board of Directors. The record date for the dividend payment is May 18, 2005 and the dividend will be paid on May 25, 2005.
The AGM approved the Company's and the Group's income statement and balance sheet, and discharged the members of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Company from liability for the financial year 2004.

The AGM confirmed the number of Board members at seven. Six members of the Board were re-elected for the period ending at the close of the next Annual General Meeting: Johan Gullichsen, Sebastian Bondestam, Jan Inborr, Urban Jansson, Peter Seligson and Willem F. Zetteler. Bertel Paulig was elected as a new member.

After the AGM, the organization meeting of the Board re-elected Johan Gullichsen as Chairman. Urban Jansson was elected as Vice Chairman of the Board. The Board also appointed the Committee members. The members of the Compensation Committee are Johan Gullichsen (Chairman) Urban Jansson and Willem F. Zetteler. The members of the Audit Committee are Peter Seligson (Chairman), Jan Inborr and Bertel Paulig.

KPMG Oy Ab was re-elected as the Company's auditor for the period ending at the close of the next Annual General meeting.

For more information, please contact:
Gustav Adlercreutz, Senior Vice President, Administration, General Counsel,
tel. +358 (0)50 550 5747