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2015-03-26

Ahlstrom Oyj: Decisions taken by Ahlstrom Corporation's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and Board of Directors

Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE March 26, 2015 at 17.15

Decisions taken by Ahlstrom Corporation's Annual General Meeting of
Shareholders and Board of Directors

Ahlstrom Corporation's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) was held
today on March 26, 2015.

Resolution on the distribution of profits

The AGM resolved to distribute a dividend of EUR 0.30 per share for the fiscal
year that ended on December 31, 2014 from the retained earnings in accordance
with the proposal of the Board of Directors. The dividend record date is
March 30, 2015 and the pay date April 8, 2015. In addition, the AGM resolved
to reserve a maximum of EUR 60,000 to be used for donations at the discretion
of the Board of Directors.

Approval of the Financial Statements

The AGM approved the financial statements and discharged the members of the
Board of Directors and the CEO from liability for the fiscal year January 1 -
December 31, 2014.

Election and remuneration of the Board of Directors

The AGM confirmed the number of Board members to be seven. Lori J. Cross,
Anders Moberg, Markus Rauramo and Panu Routila were re-elected as members of
the Board of Directors. Alexander Ehrnrooth (b. 1974), Johannes Gullichsen
(b. 1964) and Jan Inborr (b. 1948), were elected as new members. The term of
the Board of Directors will expire at the close of the next Annual General
Meeting.

It was decided that the remuneration of the Board members be as follows:

Chairman EUR 84,000 per
year
Vice Chairman EUR 63,000 per
year
Chairman of the Audit Committee EUR 63,000 per year
Members EUR 42,000 per
year

In addition, the remuneration for attendance at Board meetings is EUR 1,500
per meeting for Board members residing outside Finland. As regards the
permanent Board committees and the Nomination Board, the remuneration for
attendance at committee and the Nomination Board meetings is EUR 1,500 per
meeting. Travel expenses are reimbursed in accordance with the Company's
travel policy.

Election and remuneration of the auditor

PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy was re-elected as Ahlstrom's auditor as recommended
by the Audit Committee. PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy has designated Authorized
Public Accountant Kaj Wasenius as the Responsible Auditor. The auditor's
remuneration will be paid according to invoicing approved by the Company.

Authorizations to repurchase and distribute the Company's own shares as well
as to accept them as pledge

The AGM authorized the Board of Directors to repurchase and distribute the
Company's own shares as well as to accept them as pledge as proposed by the
Board of Directors. The number of shares to be repurchased or accepted as
pledge by virtue of the authorization shall not exceed 4,000,000 shares in
the Company, yet always taking into account the limitations set forth in the
Companies' Act as regards the maximum number shares owned by or pledged to
the Company or its subsidiaries. The shares may be repurchased only through
public trading at the prevailing market price by using unrestricted
shareholders' equity. The rules and guidelines of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Oy and
Euroclear Finland Ltd shall be followed in the repurchase.

The authorization includes the right for the Board of Directors to decide upon
all other terms and conditions for the repurchase of the Company's own
shares, or their acceptance as pledge including the right to decide on the
repurchase of the Company's own shares otherwise than in proportion to the
shareholders' holdings in the Company.

By virtue of the authorization, the Board of Directors has the right to
resolve to distribute a maximum of 4,000,000 own shares held by the Company.
The Board of Directors will be authorized to decide to whom and in which
order the own shares will be distributed. The Board of Directors may decide
on the distribution of the Company's own shares otherwise than in proportion
to the existing pre-emptive right of shareholders to purchase the Company's
own shares. The shares may be used e.g. as consideration in potential
acquisitions and in other arrangements as well as to implement the Company's
share-based incentive plans in the manner and to the extent decided by the
Board of Directors. The Board of Directors has also the right to decide on
the distribution of the shares in public trading for the purpose of financing
possible acquisitions. The authorization also includes the right for the
Board of Directors to resolve on the sale of the shares accepted as a pledge.
The authorization includes the right for the Board of Directors to resolve
upon all other terms and conditions for the distribution of the shares held
by the Company.

The authorizations for the Board of Directors to repurchase the Company's own
shares, to distribute them as well as to accept them as pledge are valid for
18 months from the close of the Annual General Meeting but will, however,
expire at the close of the next Annual General Meeting, at the latest.

Decisions taken by the Board of Directors after the AGM

After the AGM, the organization meeting of the Board of Directors elected Panu
Routila as Chairman and Jan Inborr as Vice Chairman of the Board.

The Board of Directors appointed two permanent committees, the Audit Committee
and the Human Resources Committee. The members of the Audit Committee are
Markus Rauramo (Chairman), Alexander Ehrnrooth, Johannes Gullichsen and Panu
Routila. The members of the Human Resources Committee are Jan Inborr
(Chairman), Lori J. Cross and Anders Moberg.

Helsinki, March 26, 2015

Ahlstrom Corporation
Board of Directors

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 2014, Ahlstrom's net
sales amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,400 employees serve customers in 22
countries. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More
information available at www.ahlstrom.com.

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