Ahlstrom sells a property in Germany

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 9.6.2006 at 17.10
Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fiber-based materials, today announced it has sold a property in Hochheim, Germany for AERO Pump Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG for EUR 4.2 million. The sale is consistent with Ahlstrom's strategy to focus on development and manufacture of fiber-based materials and to divest non-core assets.
The property consists of a land area of approximately 26,000 m² and one warehouse building. It was a part of Ahlstrom's packaging operations that have been divested earlier.
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Risto Anttonen, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, tel. +358 50 597 8400
OMX Helsinki
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Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high performance fiber-based materials. Nonwovens and specialty papers, made by Ahlstrom, are used in a large variety of everyday products, e.g. in filters, wipes, flooring, labels, and tapes. The company has a strong market position in several business areas in which it operates, built upon the company's unique fiber expertise and innovative approach. Ahlstrom's 5,600 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2005, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.55 billion. Ahlstrom's share is listed on the main list of the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The company website is www.ahlstrom.com.