Stock Exchange release October 4, 2006 10:33:21 AM CET

Fidelity Management Research Corporation's holdings in Metso decreased to 4.95 percent

Metso Corporation has been informed about a decrease in the holding of Fidelity Management Research Corporation and its subsidiaries of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation. On October 2, 2006, Fidelity Management Research Corporation and its subsidiaries owned a total of 7,014,100 Metso shares, which corresponds to 4.95 percent of the paid up share capital and voting rights of Metso Corporation. On the basis of the previous announcement, their holding was 5.03 percent on December 19, 2005.
 
According to the announcement of Fidelity Management Research Corporation, their holdings on October 2, 2006 were as follows:
 
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 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.
www.metso.com
 
For further information, please contact:
Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation,
tel. +358 204 84 3253
Aleksanteri Lebedeff, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Metso Corporation,
tel. +358 204 84 3240