Changes in the shareholding in Ahlstrom Corporation

Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE November 7, 2016 at 16.20

Changes in the shareholding in Ahlstrom Corporation

Ahlstrom has received an announcement under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Market Act from Virala Oy Ab, dated November 7, 2016, regarding changes in the shareholding of the said shareholder's subsidiaries.

According to the announcement, Viknum AB has acquired the total holding in Ahlstrom Corporation of Vimpu Intressenter Ab. Viknum and Vimpu Intressenter are both 100% owned subsidiaries of Virala Oy Ab. The indirect holding of Virala remains unchanged and it holds 5,725,000 shares in Ahlstrom, which represents 12.27% of the shares and voting rights.

Viknum's shareholding in Ahlstrom has on November 7, 2016, exceeded 5% (1/20) and 10% (1/10) of the share capital and voting rights. Simultaneously, Vimpu Intressenter's shareholding in Ahlstrom has fallen below 10% (1/10) and 5% (1/20) of the share capital and voting rights.

Ahlstrom's share capital consists of 46,670,608 shares, each entitling to one vote.

For more information, please contact:
Juho Erkheikki
Investor Relations & Financial Communications Manager
Tel. +358 10 888 4731

Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom provides innovative fiber-based materials with a function in everyday life. We are committed to growing and creating stakeholder value by proving the best performing sustainable fiber-based materials. Our products are used in everyday applications such as filters, medical fabrics, life science and diagnostics, wallcoverings, tapes, and food and beverage packaging. In 2015, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.1 billion. Our 3,300 employees serve customers in 22 countries. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the Nasdaq Helsinki. More information is available at