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Hitt og þetta 18. apríl 2006

AHLSTROM'S ANNUAL REPORT 2005 PUBLISHED

Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 18.4.2006 at 11.15

AHLSTROM'S ANNUAL REPORT 2005 PUBLISHED

Ahlstrom's Annual Report for 2005 has today been published in Finnish and English. The report includes two sections: the financial statements according to IFRS standards and the report focusing on Ahlstrom's business operations and strategy implementation. The business section also includes Ahlstrom's sustainability report.

Both language versions of the Annual report are available at Ahlstrom's website at www.ahlstrom.com.

The reports can be ordered by an electronic form on the company's website or by e-mail investor@ahlstrom.com or corporate.communications@ahlstrom.com.

Ahlstrom Corporation

Anne Pirilä Director, Financial communications

Distribution: Helsinki Stock Exchange Main media

Ahlstrom in brief

Ahlstrom is a 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, including 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 5,525 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in 22 countries on six continents. In 2005, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.55 billion. The Company website is www.ahlstrom.com.