Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj: Change in the holding of Ahlstrom Invest B.V.


Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj has today received a notification in accordance with Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act from Ahlstrom Invest B.V. According to the notification, the shareholding of Ahlstrom Invest B.V. in Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj has exceeded the threshold of 50 percent on January 18, 2021, to 64,135,439 shares (from 18.36 percent to 55.45 percent). Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj’s registered total number of shares and voting rights of 115,653,315 has been used as the basis of calculation of percentages for the notification.

The increase in the shareholdings of Ahlstrom Invest B.V. relates to an internal reorganization in order to consolidate certain Ahlström family members’ and related entities’ shareholdings in Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj before the completion of the public tender offer for all outstanding shares and votes in Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj announced on September 24, 2020 (the “Tender Offer”). Ahlstrom Invest B.V. has accepted the Tender Offer and it will dispose simultaneously all its shareholdings in Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj to Spa Holdings 3 Oy in the Tender Offer. The completion trades are expected to be executed no later than 15 banking days following the announcement of the final results of the Tender Offer. Consequently, Ahlstrom Invest B.V. will not be subject to an obligation to launch a mandatory public tender offer as set out in Chapter 11, Section 19 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act pursuant to Chapter 11, Section 21 of the same act due to the completion of the share exchange.

Additional information

Johan Lindh, Vice President, Group Communications and Investor Relations, +358 10 888 4994
Juho Erkheikki, Investor Relations Manager, +358 10 888 4731

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 everyday 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. Read more at www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com