Composition of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Nomination Board


Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Nomination Board has been appointed. The Nomination Board comprises representatives of the three largest shareholders of the company and, in addition, two expert members: the Chairman of the Board of Directors and a person nominated by the Board of Directors. The following three persons have been appointed as representatives in the Nomination Board:

  • Kari Kauniskangas (AC Invest Five B.V., fully owned by Ahlström Capital Oy)
  • Alexander Ehrnrooth (Viknum AB and Belgrano Inversiones Oy)
  • Mikko Mursula (Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company) 

The Chairman of the Board of Directors Peter Seligson will, according to the charter of the Nomination Board, acts as an expert member of the Nomination Board. In addition, the Board of Directors has elected Elisabet Salander Björklund as the second expert member of the Nomination Board.

The Nomination Board has among its members elected Kari Kauniskangas as Chairman. The right to nominate the shareholder representatives lies with those three shareholders whose share of all the voting rights in the company is on May 31 preceding the next Annual General Meeting the largest on the basis of the shareholders’ register of Ahlstrom-Munksjö held by Euroclear Finland Ltd and the register of shareholders held by Euroclear Sweden AB.

The Nomination Board has been appointed by (1) AC Invest Five B.V. (fully owned by Ahlström Capital Oy), (2) Viknum AB and Belgrano Inversiones Oy (acting jointly, see below), and (3) llmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company.

Holdings by a group of shareholders, who have agreed to nominate a joint representative to the Nomination Board, are summed up when calculating the share of all the voting rights, provided that the shareholders in question present a joint written request to that effect together with a copy of such an agreement to the Chairman of the Board no later than on May 30 preceding the Annual General Meeting. Ahlstrom-Munksjö has been informed that such an agreement has been made by Viknum AB and Belgrano Inversiones Oy.

On May 31, 2019, the holding of Ahlström Capital Oy (through fully owned subsidiary AC Invest Five B.V.) was 21,618,957 shares (18.69%), the combined holding of Viknum AB and Belgrano Inversiones Oy was 14,716,514 shares (12.72%), and the holding of Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company was 4,095,593 shares (3.54%).

The Nomination Board prepares proposals to the Annual General Meeting for the election and remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors and the remuneration of the members of the Board committees and the Nomination Board.

For further information, please contact: 

Johan Lindh, Vice President, Group Communications and Investor Relations, tel. +358 (0) 10 888 4994, email:

Ahlstrom-Munksjö in brief

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers. Our mission is to expand the role of fiber-based solutions for sustainable every day life. Our offering include filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, abrasive and tape backings, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses. Our annual net sales is about EUR 3 billion and we employ some 8,000 people. The Ahlstrom-Munksjö share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm.