The Board of Directors of Ahlstrom Corporation has appointed Jan Lang president and CEO of Ahlstrom, effective January 1, 2009. Mr. Lang joins Ahlstrom from the position of president and CEO of Uponor Corporation. He has been working for Uponor since 2003. Prior to that, he held several senior executive positions at Huhtamaki Corporation. Risto Anttonen will continue as CEO of Ahlstrom until December 31, 2008. After that he will assume the role of deputy CEO and will continue as a member of the corporate executive team until he retires in 2010, at the latest.