Stock Exchange release August 28, 2006 03:06:52 PM CET

Metso to supply a new TAD tissue machine to Georgia-Pacific

Metso Paper has been selected to supply a new tissue machine to Georgia-Pacific Corp.  The new through-air-dried (TAD) machine will produce premium products as part of the company's recently announced investments in its North American Consumer Products business to meet increasing consumer and customer demand.  
 
The Metso machine will have a wire width of 204 inches and a design speed of 6,000 feet per minute. The delivery will include a complete TAD tissue machine with an OptiFlo II TIS multilayering headbox with dilution control, Periformer LW-C former, Honeycomb® Through Air Drying, OptiReel, complete machine ventilation systems, stock preparation, and erection and startup services.
 
This will be the fourth Metso TAD machine supplied to Georgia-Pacific.
 
Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, packaging, paper, pulp, and building products and related chemicals. The company employs approximately 55,000 people at more than 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe. Its familiar consumer tissue brands include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Sparkle®, Soft 'n Gentle®, Mardi Gras®, So-Dri® and Vanity Fair®, as well as the Dixie® brand of disposable cups, plates and cutlery.
 
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:
 
Don Beaumont, Senior Vice President, Metso Paper USA Inc., tel. 207 282-1521
Peter C. Jones, Account Sales Manager, Metso Paper USA Inc., tel. 770 263-1597,
cell phone 770 313-3296