Stock Exchange release September 16, 2005 11:36:41 AM CET

Fidelity International Limited's holdings in Metso to 5.00 percent

Metso Corporation has been informed about an increase in the holding of the Fidelity International Limited and its subsidiaries of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation. On September 14, 2005, Fidelity International Limited and its subsidiaries owned a total of 7,082,803 Metso shares, which corresponds to 5.00 percent of the paid up share capital and voting rights of Metso Corporation.
 
According to the announcement of Fidelity International Limited, their holdings on September 14, 2005 were as follows:
 
 
                                                           
 
 
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.