Stock Exchange release May 15, 2007 01:36:40 PM CET

Standard & Poor's upgraded corporate rating on Metso to BBB

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has upgraded the long-term credit rating of Metso Corporation to BBB from BBB- and the short-term rating to A-2 from A-3. The rating on Metso's senior unsecured debt has been upgraded to BBB- from BB+. The outlook on rating is considered stable.
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25,500 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:
 
Pekka Hölttä, Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasurer
tel. +358 20 484 3195
Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations
tel. +358 20 484 3253