Robin Ahlström resigns as Chairman of the Board of Ahlstrom, Panu Routila appointed new Chairman

Robin Ahlström resigns as Chairman of the Board of Ahlstrom, Panu Routila appointed new Chairman

Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE January 26, 2015 at 8.30 EET

Robin Ahlström resigns as Chairman of the Board of Ahlstrom, Panu Routila appointed new Chairman

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ahlstrom Corporation, Robin Ahlström, has announced his resignation from the position of Chairman and member of the Board due to serious illness.

The Board of Directors of Ahlstrom Corporation has elected Panu Routila (b.1964) as Chairman of the Board as of January 26, 2015. He will also become a member of the Shareholders' Nomination Board, and he has been elected member of the Human Resources Committee.

"We would like to warmly thank Robin Ahlström for his dedication and excellent contribution to Ahlstrom. He has served on the Board of Ahlstrom, as Chairman, Vice Chairman and as a Board member", says Panu Routila, new Chairman of the Board.

As of today, there will be six members on the Board of Directors of Ahlstrom. The term of the Board of Directors will expire at the close of the next Annual General Meeting.

For more information, please contact:
Liisa Nyyssönen,
VP 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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