Ahlstrom announces price increases for its beverage products worldwide

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 12.5.2010 at 13.00

Ahlstrom, a global high performance materials company, announces price increases on its beverage products as a consequence of the rise in raw material and energy costs.

The price increase will affect all beverage products worldwide and will be effective for all shipments made as of June 1, 2011. The increase will vary up to10 percent, depending on the products and markets. The specific details will be discussed with customers.

Ahlstrom's beverage products are part of the Food and Medical Business Area and their end-use applications include teabags and coffee filters.


Further information:
Olivier Salaun
Vice President, Food
Tel. +33 4 74 57 29 29, olivier.salaun@ahlstrom.com

Richard Clist
Product Manager, Beverage
Tel. +1 860 6548339, richard.clist@ahlstrom.com


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Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance 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, wallcovers, wipes, flooring, labels and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. Our 5,700 employees serve customers in 26 countries on six continents. In 2010, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.9 billion. The company's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.