Stock Exchange release December 30, 2005 10:34:20 AM CET

Deutsche Bank AG's holdings in Metso to 4.97 percent

Metso Corporation has been informed about a decrease in the holding of Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary companies of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation. On December 27, 2005, Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary companies were in possession of 7,073,628 Metso shares to which they had the dispositive rights. This holding represents 4.99 percent of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation.
 
Out of this holding Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary companies were in possession of 7,043,073 shares to which they had voting rights on December 27, 2005. This voting authority represents 4.97 percent of the voting rights of Metso Corporation.
 
On the basis of the previous announcement, Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary companies were in possession of 7.82 percent of the share capital and 7.27 percent of the voting rights of Metso Corporation on April 14, 2005.
 
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2004 net sales of approximately EUR 4 billion. Its 22 000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.
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