Contrary to the original announcement on January 7, 2009, the Carbonate plant will not be closed. The reduction impact on personnel in all three plants, including also the Carbonate plant, is 48.
Non-recurring expenses related to the closures are EUR 19 million, of which EUR 5.2 million have cash flow effect. The non-recurring expenses have been booked in Ahlstrom's fourth quarter 2008 financial results, as announced earlier.
These capacity closures are additional to the EUR 50 million restructuring program announced in April this year.