Ahlstrom announces price increases on its crepe papers worldwide

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 4.9.2009 at 11.30
Ahlstrom, a global leader in the development and manufacture of high performance nonwovens and specialty papers, today announced price increases on its crepe paper grades, as a consequence of the rise of raw materials and energy costs.
The price increases are effective as from today, September 4, 2009. All products will increase in price by up to 10% depending on the nature of the products, regions, existing contracts and invoicing currencies. The detailed actions will be discussed with customers through the appropriate business teams.
Ahlstrom's crepe papers are mainly used for masking tapes, wipes, medical sterilization wraps and other specialty applications such as table covers or food absorption pads. Ahlstrom's Crepe papers are produced in France, Finland and Italy.

For further information, please contact:
Patrick Jeambar, Senior Vice President, Technical Papers: +33 4 7645 3515, patrick.jeambar@ahlstrom.com
Olivier Salaun, Vice President & General Manager, Crepe papers, +33 2 3241 6110, olivier.salaun@ahlstrom.com
Seppo Parvi, CFO, Ahlstrom Corporation, +358 10 888 4768, seppo.parvi@ahlstrom.com
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Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high performance nonwovens and specialty papers. Ahlstrom's products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, 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 6,000 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2008, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.8 billion. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The company website is at www.ahlstrom.com.