Stock Exchange release February 23, 2006 09:31:20 AM CET

Deutsche Bank AG's holdings in Metso decreased to 4.79 percent

Metso Corporation has been informed about a change in the holding of Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary companies of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation. On February 21, 2006, Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary companies were in possession of 6,790,442 Metso shares to which they had the dispositive rights. This holding represents 4.79 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 5,753,501 shares to which they had voting rights on February 21, 2006. This voting authority represents 4.06 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 5.15 percent of the share capital and 4.40 percent of the voting rights of Metso Corporation on February 7, 2006.
 
 
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.
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