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MUNKSJÖ OYJ, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 16 March 2017 at 08:00 CET
Helsinki, Finland

Munksjö has resolved on a return of equity of EUR 0.45 per share

The Board of Directors of Munksjö Oyj (“ Munksjö ”) has today resolved on a return of equity in the amount of EUR 0.45 per each outstanding share, representing approximately EUR 23 million in total. The return of equity is being paid, prior to the completion of the merger between Munksjö and Ahlstrom Corporation (“ Ahlstrom ”), which is expected to take place on or about 1 April 2017, based on the authorisation granted by the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 11 January 2017. The return of equity is being paid from the reserve for unrestricted equity and is based on Munksjö’s balance sheet as at 31 December 2015.

The return of equity will be paid to those shareholders who on the record date of the payment, 20 March 2017, are registered either in the shareholders’ register of Munksjö maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd or in the register of shareholders maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB. The return of equity payable for Euroclear Sweden AB registered shares will be forwarded by Euroclear Sweden AB. The payment date for the return of equity is 27 March 2017.

Ahlstrom is also expected to resolve on a dividend payment in the amount of EUR 0.49 per each outstanding share, representing approximately EUR 23 million in total, prior to the completion of the merger. Such resolution will be published by Ahlstrom through a stock exchange release that will be made available at www.ahlstrom.com.

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