Ahlstrom submits a remedy proposal to the European Commission related to the proposed combination of Label and Processing and Munksjö

Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:02am EDT

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Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE March 20, 2013 at 10.00 EET

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Ahlstrom and Munksjö have filed a remedy proposal to the European Commission related to the
proposed combination of the Label and Processing business and Munksjö with respect to abrasive
backings and pre-impregnated décor paper businesses. 

Under the remedy proposal, Ahlstrom proposes that the abrasive backings and pre-impregrated décor
paper lines in Osnabrück, Germany, will be divested to a third party in order to resolve the
competition issues identified by the Commission. The potential effect of the proposed remedies on
the previously identified synergies will be communicated in due course. 

Following the remedy proposal, the EU Commission has extended the review phase related to the
transaction until May 16, 2013. 

The demerger of Ahlstrom's Label and Processing business in Europe is expected to be completed in
the second quarter of 2013. However, as a consequence of the extended review by the EU, Ahlstrom
expects to complete the demerger of the company's Label and Processing business in Brazil during
the second half of 2013 instead of the previously targeted second quarter of 2013. The company
will arrange a new Extraordinary General Meeting for the shareholders later in the year to decide
on the demerger process related to the Brazilian business.

The EU commission opened a second phase investigation into the proposed combination in December
2012 with respect to abrasive backings and pre-impregnated décor papers. 

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. Our products are used in a large variety of everyday
applications, such as filters, medical gowns and drapes, diagnostics, wallcoverings, flooring and
food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. In 2012,
Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations (excluding Label and Processing business)
amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,800 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents.
Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at
www.ahlstrom.com http://www.ahlstrom.com/ . 

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in the United States. There will be no public offering of the Munksjö shares in the United States.


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