Change in Ahlstrom's Board of Directors

Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE August 31, 2012 at 12.15

Nathalie Ahlström (M.Sc., Tech) has decided to tender her resignation as a member of Ahlstrom's Board of Directors due to a conflict of interest caused by her taking up a new executive position. The resignation will be effective as of Sept. 1, 2012

Ahlstrom Corporation and its Board of Directors wish to warmly thank Ms. Ahlström for her valuable contribution as a member of the Board of Directors wish her all the success in her future endeavors.

The Board of Directors will continue with six members until the next Annual General Meeting in 2013: Peter Seligson (Chairman), Pertti Korhonen (Vice Chairman), Sebastian Bondestam, Lori J. Cross, Esa Ikäheimonen and Anders Moberg.

For more information, please contact:
Liisa Nyyssönen
Vice President, Communications
Tel. +358 10 888 4757

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