Munksjö Oyj’s shareholders approved the demerger concerning Ahlstrom’s Label and Processing business in Brazil

Stock Exchange Release

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Munksjö Oyj’s shareholders have today resolved to approve the partial demerger concerning Ahlstrom Group’s Label and Processing business in Brazil in accordance with the demerger plan.

The Board of Directors of Munksjö Oyj and Ahlstrom Corporation  have on 13 May, 2013 signed a new demerger plan, according to which all the assets and liabilities that belong to Ahlstrom Group’s Label and Processing business in Brazil (Coated Specialties) will be transferred to Munksjö Oyj through a partial demerger. The previous demerger plan concerning Coated Specialties has been cancelled due to the fact that the conditions for implementing the demerger will not be fulfilled prior to the expiration of the decision made by Ahlstrom’s Extraordinary General Meeting on 27 November, 2012.

Upon execution of the demerger concerning Coated Specialties, the shareholders of Ahlstrom Corporation will receive as demerger consideration 0.265 new shares in Munksjö Oyj for each share owned in Ahlstrom Corporation. The complete demerger plan is attached to this Stock Exchange Release and it contains information, among other things, on the demerger consideration to Ahlstrom Corporation’s shareholders, the planned time for execution of the demerger, the division of the demerging company’s assets and liabilities to the recipient company and the conditions for the execution of the demerger.
The demerger concerning Coated Specialties is expected to take place by the end of 2013.

Additional information on the demerger will be available in the prospectus to be published by Munksjö Oyj approximately one week before the Extraordinary General Meeting of Ahlstrom Corporation on 4 July, 2013, convened to resolve on the demerger.

Munksjö Oyj


For more information: 

Jan Åström, President and CEO, tel. +46 10 250 1001
Åsa Fredriksson, SVP HR and Communications, tel. +46 10 250 1003
Laura Lindholm, Investor Relations Manager, tel. +46 10 250 1026 




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Ahlstrom-Munksjö in brief Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers. Our mission is to expand the role of fiber-based solutions for sustainable every day life. Our offering includes filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, abrasive and tape backings, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses. Our annual net sales is about EUR 3 billion and we employ some 8,000 people. The Ahlstrom-Munksjö share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm. Read more at www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com.