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Ahlstrom ready for listing on the Nordic Exchange in Helsinki

Pressmeddelande   •   Mar 10, 2006 10:06 CET

As of March 14, 2006, Ahlstrom, a supplier of fiber-based materials, will be listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Media are invited to follow the welcome ceremony held on the company’s first trading day. Ahlstrom will be the second new company to be welcomed to the Nordic Exchange in Helsinki this year.

R.S.V.P.: Notify Outi Ylitalo no later than March 13 at outi.ylitalo@omxgroup.com
Where: The Helsinki Stock Exchange, Fabianinkatu 14, Helsinki
When: 9.30 a.m. (EET) in the reception. The ceremony will last for about an hour

Jukka Moisio, President & CEO of Ahlstrom and Jouni Torasvirta, President of the Helsinki Stock Exchange are participating in the ceremony.

“We are pleased to welcome a large quality company like Ahlstrom to the Nordic Exchange in Helsinki. We believe that listing brings increased visibility and awareness to a listed company. Ahlstrom is an excellent choice to investors’ portfolio,” says Jouni Torasvirta, President of the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

”Listing on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and the ensuing expansion of Ahlstrom’s ownership base constitute a significant landmark in the company’s history that spans more than 150 years. Ahlstrom has its roots in Finland and has over the years grown to become a leading international producer of fiber-based materials. The initial public offering supports our strategy to further strengthen our global market position. I am pleased to welcome Ahlstrom’s new shareholders to take part in the company’s continued success”, says Jukka Moisio, President and CEO of Ahlstrom Corporation.

Ahlstrom is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high performance fiber-based materials. Nonwovens and specialty papers, made by Ahlstrom, are used in a large variety of everyday products, e.g. in filters, wipes, flooring, labels, and tapes. The company has a strong market position in several business areas in which it operates, built upon the company's unique fiber expertise and innovative approach. Ahlstrom's 5,525 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2005, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.55 billion. The company website is www.ahlstrom.com.

Photos of the listing ceremony of Ahlstrom will be available on the Helsinki Stock Exchange’s website at www.omxgroup.com/helsinkistockexchange later after ceremony.

For more information, please contact:
Outi Ylitalo, Communications Specialist, Helsinki Stock Exchange +358 9 6166 7599


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