Ahlstrom and Munksjö Have Resolved to Complete Merger
(Sweden, March 31, 2017) The Boards of Directors of Ahlstrom Corporation and Munksjö Oyj have today resolved to complete the merger of Ahlstrom into Munksjö in accordance with the merger plan. The combination of Ahlstrom and Munksjö creates a global leader in sustainable and innovative fiber-based solutions with a combined annual net sales of approximately EUR 2.2 billion, approximately 6,200 employees and 41 production and converting facilities in 14 countries.
The registration of the execution of the merger is expected to take place on April 1, 2017.
The name of the combined company will change to Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj (“Ahlstrom-Munksjö”) upon the registration of the execution of the merger.
A total of 45,376,992 new shares in Ahlstrom-Munksjö will be issued as merger consideration to Ahlstrom’s shareholders. The new shares are expected to be registered with the Finnish Trade Register on April 1, 2017. Trading in the new shares is expected to commence on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchanges on April 3, 2017. (Source: Ahlstrom Corporation)