Stock Exchange release December 13, 2005 12:01:01 PM CET

Moody's changed the outlook to positive on Metso's long-term rating

Moody's Investors Service has confirmed the current Ba1 long-term ratings for Metso Corporation and changed the outlook from stable to positive.
 
Metso is a global technology corporation serving customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. In 2004, the net sales of Metso Corporation were approx. EUR 4 billion, and it has some 22,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Metso's shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.
 
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