Ahlstrom completes the sale of Paulinia plant to Suominen

Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE February 10, 2014 at 16.20

Ahlstrom completes the sale of Paulinia plant to Suominen

Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, has completed the sale of the shares of Ahlstrom Fabricação de Não-Tecidos Ltda to Suominen Corporation. The company operates the Brazilian plant of Ahlstrom's former Home and Personal business area.

Ahlstrom sold its wipes business, the Home and Personal business area, to Suominen in 2011, but the transfer of the Paulínia plant in Brazil was prolonged due to delays in certain required official permissions and subsequent renegotiations between Suominen and Ahlstrom. The enterprise value of the transaction was EUR 17.5 million.

The transaction was announced on January 10, 2014.

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Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance fiber-based materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. We aim to grow with a product offering for clean and healthy environment. Our materials are used in everyday applications such as filters, medical fabrics, life science and diagnostics, wallcoverings and food packaging. In 2013, Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,500 employees serve customers in 24 countries. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.