Stock Exchange release October 31, 2006 02:15:31 PM CET

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.'s holdings in Metso to 4.99 percent

 
Metso Corporation has been informed about a change in the holding of the mutual funds managed by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation. On October 30, 2006, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co 's holdings amounted to 4.99 percent of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation after being, on the basis of their previous announcement, 5.03 percent on July 31, 2006. The threshold of five percent was crossed on October 30, 2006 when J.P. Morgan Asset Management (UK) Limited sold 147,500 Metso shares.
According to their announcement, holdings by mutual funds of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. on October 30, 2006 were as follows:
This holding corresponds to 4.99 percent of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation.
 
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