Stock Exchange release January 18, 2007 01:03:59 PM CET

Metso supplies large papermaking line to Japan

Metso Paper will supply a large OptiConcept papermaking line to a Japanese paper mill. The name of the customer is not disclosed. The new line will come on stream during the 2nd quarter of 2008. The order, valued at more than EUR 100 million, has been recorded in the 4th quarter 2006 order intake.
The line will produce more than 400,000 t/y of woodfree coated paper.
Metso's scope of supply contains stock preparation equipment; a 1,800 m/min,
10.7-m-wide OptiConcept paper machine, air systems, auxiliary systems and automation systems.
Metso
is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 25,000 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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For further information, please contact:
Pertti Soikkanen, Senior Vice President, Sales, Metso Paper, Tel. +358 40 546 0002
Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253