Ahlstrom Corporation cancels option rights of stock option programs I (2001) and II (2001)

Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 28.9.2006 at 14.45
The Board of Directors of Ahlstrom Corporation has cancelled a total of 649,879 option rights of the company's stock option programs I a, b and c (2001) and II b and c (2001). The cancelled option rights were in the possession of the company's subsidiaries. After the cancellation of the said option rights, the share capital of the company can be increased by a maximum of EUR 873,025.50 based on the terms of stock option program I (2001), and by a maximum of  EUR 780,258.00 based on the terms of stock option program II (2001).
The cancellation of option rights has been registered with the Trade Register on September 27, 2006.
For further information, please contact:
Gustav Adlercreutz, Senior Vice President, Administration, General Counsel, tel. +358 10 888 4727
Helsinki Stock Exchange
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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, e.g. in filters, wipes, flooring, labels, and tapes. The company has a strong market position in several business areas in which it operates, built upon the company's unique fiber expertise and innovative approach. Ahlstrom's 5,800 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2005, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.55 billion. Ahlstrom's share is listed on the main list of the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The company website is www.ahlstrom.com.