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2014-05-30

Ahlstrom Oyj: Ahlstrom's new Product & Technology Development Center in China inaugurates today

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE May 30, 2014 at 8.00

Ahlstrom's new Product&Technology Development Center in China inaugurates
today

Ahlstrom, a high performance fiber-based materials company, today celebrates
the inauguration of its new Product&Technology Development Center in
Shanghai, Minhang District, in eastern China.

Ahlstrom's new Product&Technology Development Center in Shanghai will improve
the company's direct support to its customers in China with local product
development. Located in the Caohejing Pujiang Hi Tech Park in Shanghai, the
center is conveniently positioned near its customers in China.

"The new Shanghai product development center supports Ahlstrom's growth
strategy and strengthens our presence and local market understanding. We are
pleased to start long-term development work in Asia and hereby reinforce our
offering for a clean and healthy environment to help our customers to stay
ahead," says Jan Lång, Ahlstrom's President&CEO.

"The development work in the new center will build on our strong know-how on
material science, fibers and chemistry. To more quickly address the local
market needs, it is crucial to develop new products and technology close to
our customers here in China," says Dr Paul H. Stenson, Executive Vice
President, Technology and Strategy Development.

The new center in China employs approximately 30 people and will serve all
five of our Business Areas in China: Advanced Filtration, Building and
Energy, Food, Medical, and Transportation Filtration. In addition to
Shanghai, Ahlstrom has four manufacturing plants and 13 sales offices in
Asia, providing services throughout the region.

For more information, please contact:
Liisa Nyyssönen
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 atwww.ahlstrom.com.

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Source: Ahlstrom Oyj via Globenewswire

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