Flaggings

List of shareholder notifications of changes in their holding.

Under the provisions of the Finnish Securities Markets Act (Chapter 9, Section 5 and 6), shareholders of listed companies have an obligation to notify both the Finnish Financial Supervision Authority and the listed company of changes in their holdings.

Shareholders currently exceeding 5% ownership in Metso

  • Solidium Oy: 14.9% of the share capital and voting rights (September 1, 2016)
  • Cevian funds: 13.8% of the share capital and voting rights (according to Euroclear shareholders' listing on September 1, 2016)

Known shareholders' agreements
Metso is not aware of any shareholders' agreement regarding the Metso shares or voting rights.

Flagging notifications

September 6, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on September 5, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso fell below the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (4.93%) and holding through financial instruments (0.92%) amounted to 8,817,007 shares, which corresponds to 5.86 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

September 5, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on September 2, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso exceeded the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (5.03%) and holding through financial instruments (0.76%) amounted to 8,727,744 shares, which corresponds to 5.80 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

September 2, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on August 31, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso fell below the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (4.97%) and holding through financial instruments (0.87%) amounted to 8,799,162 shares, which corresponds to 5.85 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

August 26, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on August 25, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso exceeded the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (5.09%) and holding through financial instruments (0.94%) amounted to 9,074,575 shares, which corresponds to 6.03 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

August 24, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on August 23, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso fell below the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (4.85%) and holding through financial instruments (1.05%) amounted to 8,877,298 shares, which corresponds to 5,90 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

August 23, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on August 22, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso exceeded the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (5.07%) and holding through financial instruments (1.01%) amounted to 9,155,653 shares, which corresponds to 6,08 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

August 22, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on August 19, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso fell below the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (4.84%) and holding through financial instruments (1.02%) amounted to 8,834,722 shares, which corresponds to 5.87 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

August 17, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on August 16, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso exceeded the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (5.01%) and holding through financial instruments (0.91%) amounted to 8,910,131 shares, which corresponds to 5.92 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

July 1, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on June 29, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso fell below the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (4.96%) and holding through financial instruments (1.02%) amounted to 9,000,535 shares, which corresponds to 5.98 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

June 30, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on June 28, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso exceeded the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (5.06%) and holding through financial instruments (0.97%) amounted to  9,081,795 shares, which corresponds to 6.04 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

June 27, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on June 23, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso fell below the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (4.95%) and holding through financial instruments (1.08%) amounted to 9,081,528 shares, which corresponds to 6.04 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

June 27, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on June 22, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso exceeded the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (5.03%) and holding through financial instruments (1.09%) amounted to 9,218,427 shares, which corresponds to 6.13 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

June 14, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on June 13, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso fell below the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (4.96%) and holding through financial instruments (1.08%) amounted to 9,086,976 shares, which corresponds to 6.04 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

June 13, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on June 9, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso exceeded the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (5.05%) and holding through financial instruments (1.00%) amounted to 9,097,501 shares, which corresponds to 6.05 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

April 18, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on April 15, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso fell below the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (4.85%) and holding through financial instruments (1.36%) amounted to 9,350,928 shares, which corresponds to 6.21 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

April 12, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on April 11, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso reached the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (5.00%) and holding through financial instruments (1.21%) amounted to 9,340,068 shares, which corresponds to 6.21 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

April 8, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on April 7, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso fell below the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (4.81%) and holding through financial instruments (1.40%) amounted to 9,352,194 shares, which corresponds to 6.22 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

April 5, 2016
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on April 4, 2016 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso exceeded the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding (5.19%) and holding through financial instruments (1.55%) amounted to 10,161,873 shares, which corresponds to 6.75 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

November 30, 2015
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on November 26, 2015 the BlackRock, Inc. direct holding in shares of Metso fell below the 5 percent threshold. The direct holding and holding through financial instruments amounted to 8,615,241 shares, which corresponds to 5.73 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

November 16, 2015
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on November 12, 2015 the BlackRock, Inc. holding in shares of Metso exceeded the 5 percent threshold. The holding amounted to 7,524,136 shares, which corresponds to 5.0 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

August 20, 2015
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on August 19, 2015 the BlackRock, Inc. holding in shares of Metso Corporation fell below the 5 percent threshold, after being, on the basis of their previous announcement, 7,674,531 shares, which corresponded to 5,1 percent of Metso Corporation's shares and votes on June 18, 2015.

June 23, 2015
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on June 18, 2015 the BlackRock, Inc. holding in shares of Metso exceeded the 5 percent threshold. The holding amounted to 7,674,531 shares, which corresponds to 5.1 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

June 16, 2015
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on June 11, 2015 the BlackRock, Inc. holding in shares of Metso Corporation fell below the 5 percent threshold, after being, on the basis of their previous announcement, 7,524,029 shares, which corresponded to 5 percent of Metso Corporation's shares and votes on March 23, 2015.

March 27, 2015
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on March 23, 2015 the BlackRock, Inc. holding in shares of Metso exceeded the 5 percent threshold. The holding amounted to 7,524,029 shares, which corresponds to 5 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

March 12, 2015
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on March 11, 2015 the BlackRock, Inc. holding in shares of Metso Corporation fell below the 5 percent threshold, after being, on the basis of their previous announcement, 7,528,875 shares, which corresponded to 5 percent of Metso Corporation's shares and votes on March 10, 2015.

March 12, 2015
BlackRock, Inc. has announced that on March 10, 2015 the BlackRock, Inc. holding in shares of Metso exceeded the 5 percent threshold. The holding amounted to 7,528,875 shares, which corresponds to 5 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

February 6, 2015
Cevian Capital II Master Fund L.P. has transferred its aggregate holding of 7,560,179 Metso shares to Cevian Capital Partners Ltd., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cevian Capital II Master Fund L.P. As of February 6, 2015, Cevian Capital Partners Ltd. holds 20,813,714 shares, which corresponds to 13.84% of Metso shares and share of votes. The transfer does not have any impact on the total amount of shares held by Cevian.

September 27, 2013
Cevian funds. Cevian Capital II Master Fund L.P. announced, that on August 29, 2013, its holdings of Metso’s shares exceeded the 5% threshold. The holding amounted to 7,560,179 shares, which corresponds to 5.03% of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation. Total holding of Cevian funds (Cevian Capital II Master Fund L.P. and Cevian Capital Partners Ltd.) amounted to 20,068,239 shares on August 29, 2013, which corresponded to 13.35% of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

July 29, 2013
Cevian Capital II Master Fund L.P. and Cevian Capital Partners announced that on July 26, 2013, Cevian Capital II Master Fund L.P. and Cevian Capital Partners holdings in shares of Metso Corporation exceeded the 10% threshold. The holding amounted to 15,540,039 shares, which corresponds to 10.34% of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

December 18, 2012
Cevian Capital II Master Fund L.P. has announced that on December 18, 2012, Cevian Capital II Master Fund L.P has transferred its aggregate holding of 12,508,060 Metso shares to Cevian Capital Partners Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cevian Capital II Master Fund L.P.

As of December 18, Cevian Capital Partners Ltd. holds a total of 12,508,060 shares, which corresponds to 8.32% of Metso shares. The transfer does not have any impact on the total amount of shares held by Cevian.

August 6, 2012
Cevian Capital II Master Fund L.P. has announced that on August 3, 2012, the Cevian Capital II Master Fund L.P holding in shares of Metso Corporation exceeded the 5% threshold. The holding amounted to 7,790,060 shares, which corresponds to 5.18% of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

July 15, 2010
Marathon Asset Management has announced that on July 12, 2010, the Marathon Asset Management LLP holding in shares of Metso Corporation fell below the 5% threshold. The holding amounted to 7,437,730 shares, which corresponds to 4.947% of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation, after being, on the basis of their previous announcement, 5.12% on November 11, 2008. Out of this holding, Marathon Asset Management LLP was in possession of 5,573,661 shares to which they had voting rights. This voting authority represents 3.707% of the total voting rights in Metso.

March 25, 2010
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited has announced that on March 19, 2010, the BlackRock, Inc. holding in shares of Metso Corporation fell below the 5% threshold. The holding amounted to 7,298,453 shares, which corresponds to 4.85% of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

March 2, 2010
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited has announced that on February 24, 2010, the BlackRock, Inc. holding in shares of Metso exceeded the 5% threshold. The holding amounted to 7,563,054 shares, which corresponds to 5.03% of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

March 31, 2009
UBS AG has announced that on March 27, 2009, the group holding in shares of Metso Corporation fell below the 5% threshold. The holding amounted to 561,306 shares, which corresponds to 0.40% of the paid-up share capital and votes in Metso Corporation.

March 26, 2009
UBS AG's announced that on March 24, 2009, the group's holding in Metso shares exceeded the 5% threshold. The holding amounted to 7,541,753 shares, which corresponds to 5.32% of the paid-up share capital and votes in Metso Corporation.

December 12, 2008
The Finnish State has on December 11, 2008 transferred all its Metso Corporation shares to the entirely state-owned Solidium Oy as a capital contribution. The shares transferred to Solidium Oy include 15,695,287 Metso Corporation shares, which corresponds to 11.07% of the paid-up share capital and votes in Metso. After the transfer, there are no Metso Corporation shares owned by the state.

November 19, 2008
Marathon Asset Management LLP announced that on November 11, 2008, the funds they managed held 7,258,794 shares, which corresponds to 5.12% of the paid-up share capital of Metso Corporation. Out of this holding, Marathon Asset Management LLP was in possession of 5,545,225 shares to which they had voting rights. This voting authority represents 3.91% of the total voting rights in Metso.

April 22, 2008
UBS AG announced that on April 18, 2008, the group holding in Metso shares fell below the 5% threshold. The holding amounted to 7,072,425 shares, which corresponds to 4.99% of the paid-up share capital and votes in Metso Corporation.

April 17, 2008
UBS AG announced that the funds they managed held 7,274,140 Metso shares on April 15, 2008, corresponding to 5.13% of the paid-up share capital of Metso Corporation.

February 13, 2007
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. announced that the funds they managed held 6,996,732 Metso shares on February 13, 2007, corresponding to 4.94% of the paid-up share capital of Metso Corporation.


Metso's announcements on flaggings can be found under the list of stock exchange releases.