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2014-05-28

Ahlstrom Oyj: Ahlstrom's wallcovering line inaugurated today in China

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE May 28, 2014 at 8.00

Ahlstrom's wallcovering line inaugurated today in China

Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, today
celebrates the inauguration of its new wallcovering substrates production
line in Binzhou, China. The new production line is an approximately EUR 40
million investment and it produces high-end wallcovering products for the
growing Chinese market.

"This is a major step in the execution of our strategy and provides us with
many growth opportunities in Asia. We have now established Binzhou as a
manufacturing platform in the region, further strengthening our presence and
commitment to customers," says Jan Lång, President&CEO, Ahlstrom.

Ahlstrom's Binzhou plant is located in the Shandong province on China's
eastern coast. In addition to wallcovering products, the plant currently
manufactures transportation filtration materials and employs 200 people. The
wallcovering line is part of Ahlstrom's Building and Energy business area.

"The Chinese wallcoverings market has been growing steadily over the recent
years and is set to become the world's largest in the next two to three
years," says Arnaud Marquis, Executive Vice President, Building and Energy
business area.

The investment was initially announced in June, 2011. Commercial test runs and
qualification processes for the products have recently begun.

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 at www.ahlstrom.com.

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Source: Ahlstrom Oyj via Globenewswire

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