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The IDEA13 Entrepreneur Achievement awarded to Suominen Nonwovens

Suominen Corporation Press release 26 April 2013 at 8.30 (EEST)

The prestigious IDEA13 Achievement Awards were presented during a special ceremony at IDEA 2013 Confer-ence & Expo at Miami Beach, Florida. The organizer of the IDEA 2013, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry INDA, together with Nonwovens Industry Magazine presented the famed Entrepreneur Award to Suom-inen Nonwovens.

Mr Matt Carey, publisher of the Nonwovens Industry Magazine, said in his statement that Suominen Nonwovens’ bold step to transform its organization and reposition to serve a growing wipes market displayed the kind of entrepreneurial spirit that warranted the award.

“This award represents a great recognition for all employees in Suominen Nonwovens for the commitment and passion they have for their work. Entrepreneurship indeed stems from the long historic roots of Suominen, and being awarded particularly for entrepreneurial spirit proves that we have succeeded in further strengthening that spirit at Suominen, at the same time with the major integration efforts done due to the acquisition of Ahlstrom’s Home and Personal business in 2011”, says Mr Jean Marie Becker, Executive Vice President of Suominen Nonwovens.

“As one of the cornerstones of our corporate strategy, the Suominen Way, is essentially built on entrepreneurial characteristics such as empowerment, accountability and passion, the award tells me that we are heading in the right direction in building shared corporate culture and common ways of operating. I am very delighted for the award and want to thank all at Suominen Nonwovens for their enthusiasm and determination”, states Ms Nina Kopola, President and CEO of Suominen Corporation.

In addition to the Entrepreneur Award, INDA and Nonwovens Industry magazine presented Achievement Awards for best products in five categories.

For additional information, please contact Jean-Marie Becker, Executive Vice President, Suominen Nonwovens, tel. +33 672 080 997 Alistair Brown, Director of Marketing and Communications, Suominen Nonwovens, +44 771 085 8288

Suominen in brief

Suominen supplies its industrial and retail customers with nonwovens, wet wipes and flexible packaging for use in consumer products worldwide. Suominen is the global market leader in nonwovens for wipes. The company employs approximately 1,200 people in Europe and in the United States. Suominen’s net sales in 2012 amount-ed to MEUR 454.9 and operating profit excluding non-recurring items was MEUR 13.7. The Suominen share (SUY1V) is listed in NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Stock Exchange. Read more at www.suominen.fi.

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