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Albany International Corp.

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Albany International Corp.

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Stockholder Meeting
to Be Held on Thursday, May 27, 2010

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet.
We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.

If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed below on or before May 10, 2010 to facilitate timely delivery.

Dear Albany International Corp. Stockholder:

The 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Albany International Corp. (the “Company”) will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 100 High Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Thursday, May 27, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. (local time).


Proposals to be considered at the Annual Meeting:


Election of Directors;


to ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as the Company’s independent auditors; and


to consider and act upon any other business that may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment(s) thereof.

Management recommends a vote “FOR” Items 1 and 2.

The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on April 2, 2010 as the record date (the “Record Date”) for the determination of stockholders entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting or any adjournment(s) thereof.



Stockholders of record as of the Record Date are encouraged and cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting. Directions to attend the Annual Meeting where you may vote in person can be found at:

Meeting Location:

          The Hilton Garden Inn
          100 High Street
          Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The following Proxy Materials are available for you to review online:


the Company’s 2010 Proxy Statement (including all attachments thereto);


the Company Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2009 (which is not deemed to be part of the official proxy soliciting materials); and


any amendments to the foregoing materials that are required to be furnished to stockholders.

To request a paper copy of the Proxy Materials:


(you must reference your 11-digit control number located on the reverse side of this form)


Telephone:      1-888-313-0164 (outside of the U.S and Canada call 201-680-6688)


Email:             shrrelations@bnymellon.com (you must reference your 11-digit control number in your email)


Internet:          http://www.proxyvoting.com/ain

The Proxy Materials for Albany International Corp. are available to review at:


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