Changes in Ahlstrom's Executive Management Team

Changes in Ahlstrom's Executive Management Team

Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE October 30, 2012 at 9.30

Jari Koikkalainen (b. 1965), M.Sc. (Tech), eMBA, is appointed Executive Vice President, Transportation Filtration, and member of the Executive Management Team as of February 1, 2013, at Ahlstrom Corporation.

Koikkalainen will report to Jan Lång, President and CEO, Ahlstrom. In his new role, Koikkalainen will be responsible for leading and developing the transportation filtration business within Ahlstrom. He will be based in Beijing, China.

Koikkalainen joins Ahlstrom from Metso Corporation, where he has held various senior executive positions during 2000-2012. At present, Koikkalainen is Area President, Metso Paper (China) Co., Ltd.

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Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Our products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, medical gowns and drapes, wallcoverings, flooring, labels and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. Our 5,200 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents. In 2011, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.6 billion. The company's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information is available at www.ahlstrom.com.

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