Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE September 11, 2014 at 12.50 p.m.
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Ahlstrom reopens voluntary tender offer
Capitalized terms used but not defined in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the Tender Offer Memorandum dated September 1, 2014.
Ahlstrom Corporation has made a voluntary Tender Offer to the holders of its outstanding EUR 100,000,000 Notes due 2015. The original Offer Period expired at 4.00 p.m. EET on September 10, 2014.
In accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Tender Offer, Ahlstrom Corporation has resolved to re-open the Offer Period so that the new Offer Period expires at 4.00 p.m. EET on September 16, 2014. The Purchase Price offered for all Noteholders will be increased so that the new Purchase Spread is 66 bps (instead of the earlier 100 bps).
Ahlstrom Corporation confirms that the New Issue Condition has been satisfied and accepts to buy all the notes offered for purchase by the Noteholders. The final acceptance amount will be announced after the elapse of the new Offer Period.
Pricing of the Tender Offer is estimated to take place on September 17, 2014 and the settlement of the trades is expected to occur on September 19, 2014.
For more information, please contact:
Tel. +358 10 888 4768
Vice President, Communications
Tel. +358 10 888 4757
Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance fiber-based materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. We aim to grow with a product offering for clean and healthy environment. Our materials are used in everyday applications such as filters, medical fabrics, life science and diagnostics, wallcoverings and food packaging. In 2013, Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,500 employees serve customers in 24 countries. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.
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