Composition of Ahlstrom's Nomination Board

Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE June 7, 2016 at 9.50

Composition of Ahlstrom's Nomination Board

Ahlstrom Corporation's three largest registered shareholders based on holdings on May 31, 2016 have nominated the following persons as their representatives in the Shareholders' Nomination Board of Ahlstrom:

  • Thomas Ahlström, AC Invest Six B.V. and the shareholders listed below
  • Alexander Ehrnrooth, Vimpu Intressenter Ab and Belgrano Inversiones Oy
  • Risto Murto, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

The company's Chairman of the Board Hans Sohlström and Harri-Pekka Kaukonen, as nominated by the Board, are also members of the Nomination Board. 

Holdings by a group of shareholders who have agreed to nominate a joint representative to the Nomination Board have been summed up when calculating the share of all the voting rights, provided that the shareholders in question have presented a joint written request to that effect together with a copy of such an agreement to the Chairman of the Board no later than May 30, 2016.

Ahlstrom has been informed that two such agreements have been made. The combined shareholding of AC Six Invest B.V., Kai Nahi, Niklas Lund, Michael Sumelius, Kasper Kylmälä and Carl Ahlström amounted to 8,293,086 (17.8%). The combined shareholding of Vimpu Intressenter Ab and Belgrano Inversiones Oy totaled 6,275,000 (13.4%).

The shareholding of Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company amounted to 1,532,200 (3.3%).

On June 6, 2016, the Nomination Board elected Thomas Ahlström amongst its members as Chairman. The Nomination Board will give its proposals to the Board of Directors by January 31, 2017 at the latest.

The Nomination Board comprises representatives of the three largest shareholders of Ahlstrom as of May 31, 2016, and in addition, Chairman of the company's Board of Directors and a person nominated by the company's Board of Directors. Its duties include preparing proposals to the Annual General Meeting for the election and remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors and the remuneration of the Board committees and the Nomination Board.

For more information, please contact:

Juho Erkheikki
Financial Communications & Investor Relations 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