Suominen Corporation has today received a notification of change in holdings in accordance with chapter 2, section 9 of the Securities Markets Act as follows:
Ahlstrom Corporation’s share of the total number of shares and voting rights in Suominen Corporation has exceeded 25 per cent.
The change in holdings is related to a share issue directed to the public and a share issue directed to the holders of Suominen Corporation’s capital loan 2008 described in a stock exchange release issued by Suominen Corporation on 13 October 2011.
In accordance with chapter 2, section 9 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act we hereby notify the Financial Supervisory Authority and Suominen Corporation as follows:
1. Name of the issuer of shares: Suominen Corporation
2. Reason for the flagging notification: Share acquisition in Suominen Corporation’s share issue.
3. Name and business identity code of the shareholder subject to the notification obligation: Ahlstrom Corporation, Business ID 1670043-1.
4. Date of change in holdings: 20 October 2011.
5. Share of the total number of shares and voting rights in the issuer:
Ahlstrom Corporation had no shareholding in Suominen Corporation before the share issue.
Ahlstrom Corporation’s shareholding following the share issues: Number of shares: 66,666,666 shares Share of the total number of shares and voting rights: 27.1%
The calculation basis for the flagging is the total number of Suominen Corporation shares and voting rights registered with the Trade Register following the share issues. The number of Suominen Corporation shares and voting rights totals 245,934,122 after the share issues.
Tampere 21 October 2011
Arto Kiiskinen Vice President and CFO
For additional information, please contact: Mr. Arto Kiiskinen, Vice President and CFO, tel. +358 (0)10 214 300
Suominen produces high-quality flexible packaging, wet wipes and nonwovens for industry and the retail sector. The Group is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers in all its business areas, with operations in Finland, Poland, the Netherlands, and Russia. The Group had net sales of EUR 173 million in 2010 and it employs around 900 people. Suominen is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.suominen.fi