Ahlstrom CEO Says Company to Double New Product Launches in 2013

Jan Lang, President and CEO, Ahlstrom.

March 27, 2013 (Press Release) - Ahlstrom's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders' is being held today in Helsinki. In his presentation, Jan Lang, President & CEO, summarizes Ahlstrom's strategic development from 2009 to present and describes the company's focus areas for 2013.

In 2013, Ahlstrom will focus on bringing new products to the market successfully and growing sales especially to smaller customers.

"We will double the amount of new products launched to the market in 2013 compared with the previous year," Lang states. Examples of recent product launches include a product for the automotive industry that takes soot filtration to a new level as well as hybrid wallcoverings.

Ahlstrom has also initiated a strategic program called 'Growth 2020' to drive long-term sustainable growth for the company. The program addresses the growth potential of the current businesses, adjacent businesses close to the company's current businesses as well as new segments with highly differentiated product offering. Growth opportunities in all these markets will be built on our current capabilities.

The presentation material will be available on Ahlstrom's internet site (www.ahlstrom.com) following the AGM.

SOURCE: Ahlstrom