Stock Exchange release November 30, 2007 01:30:00 PM CET

Metso opened Process Technology Center in South America

Metso Minerals has launched a new Process Technology Center in Sorocaba, São Paulo state, Brazil. With this Center, Metso expands its global process technology knowledge base and provides local support to existing consulting services. The Center will also conduct research and development as well as provide testing services to the South American mining and construction markets.
 
Process Technology is a key asset to Metso Minerals' mining and construction portfolios. The new Center employs five technical personnel who will manage the fully equipped and instrumented minerals processing laboratory and pilot plant. It is a collaborative achievement between Metso Minerals and the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Center in Brisbane, Australia. It will provide customer services and process solutions, as well as development of new product prototypes.
 
Metso's aim is to respond to the evolving market situation, where customers require ever more specialized consulting services and R&D from their suppliers.
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its more than 26,000 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 for the press, please contact:
João Ney Prado Colagrossi, SVP, Mining business line, South America, Metso Minerals
tel. + 55 15 2102 1311
Dr. Walter Valery, General Manager, Process Technology, Asia-Pacific and South America, Metso Minerals, tel. +61 7 3623 2961