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On August 31, 2023, Albany International Corp. (“Albany”) completed its previously announced acquisition (the “Transaction”) to acquire privately held Heimbach GmbH (“Heimbach”), a leading supplier of paper machine clothing, pursuant to the terms of the Stock Purchase Agreement dated as of June 14, 2023 by and among the shareholders of Heimbach and Albany.

Item 2.01 – Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.

On June 14, 2023, Albany filed a current report on Form 8-K disclosing under Item 8.01 that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Heimbach from its shareholders in an all cash transaction, including the assumption of net debt.

As described above, the Transaction was completed on August 31, 2023. As a result of the Transaction, Heimbach became a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Albany.

Total consideration was approximately €132 million in cash, plus assumed net debt of approximately €22 million.

Item 8.01 – Other Events.

Albany issued a news release on August 31, 2023 announcing the completion of the Transaction. A copy of the news release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and the contents thereof are incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is being furnished herewith:
99.1    News Release dated August 31, 2023.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
/s/ Robert D. Starr
Robert D. Starr
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)
Date: August 31, 2023

Exhibit No.
Inline XBRL cover page.


Exhibit 99.1
NEWS RELEASE          

Albany International Completes Acquisition of Heimbach Group

ROCHESTER, N.H. – August 31, 2023 Albany International Corp. (NYSE:AIN) announced today it has completed its acquisition of Heimbach Group (Heimbach). Headquartered in Düren, Germany, Heimbach is a global supplier of paper machine clothing for the production of all grades of paper and cardboard on all machine types as well as high-tech textile products used in a variety of sectors, such as the food processing, chemicals, construction materials and automotive industries.

Daniel Halftermeyer, President of Machine Clothing, said, “We are excited about the opportunities to create additional value for our shareholders and customers through the increased scale, complementary technologies and broader geographic footprint this transaction provides. Together we will effectively combine the strengths of each company to set a new standard in customer value delivery as the industry’s partner-of-choice.”

Albany acquired Heimbach for €132 million in cash, and assumed net debt of approximately €22 million. The transaction was funded with cash held in Europe.

About Heimbach
Headquartered in Düren, Germany, Heimbach has been a trusted paper machine clothing manufacturer for more than two centuries and serves customers principally in European and Asian markets from its 9 production facilities located in the same regions. Heimbach serves customers with comprehensive machine clothing products and services across the spectrum of pulp and paper grades.

About Albany International Corp.
Albany International is a leading developer and manufacturer of engineered components, using advanced materials processing and automation capabilities, with two core businesses. Machine Clothing is the world’s leading producer of fabrics and process belts used in the manufacture of all grades of paper products. Albany Engineered Composites is a growing designer and manufacturer of advanced materials-based engineered components for jet engine and airframe applications, supporting both commercial and military platforms. Albany International is headquartered in Rochester, New Hampshire, operates 32 plants in 14 countries, employs approximately 5,400 people worldwide, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol AIN). Additional information about the Company and its products and services can be found at

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John Hobbs